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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012

Hello Fellow Gallopers,

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012, the world’s largest art festival, concluded in Scotland’s capital city on the 27th of August 2012.

The Festival – which caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, musicals, opera, music, exhibitions and events – takes place every August for three weeks. One of the best spots to visit, over the Festival period, is the Royal Mile where hundreds of performers congregate daily to promote their acts as well as to offer sneak previews of their shows.

Showcased below are images captured on the Royal Mile:

A performer from a dance and physical theatre drama called Echo and Narcissus, part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012, promoting her theatre’s act on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Echo & Narcissus – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Echo & Narcissus – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Echo & Narcissus – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Echo & Narcissus – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Echo & Narcissus – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

A performer, on the Royal Mile (Edinburgh, Scotland), getting ready to promote her act: More Light – A lyrical piece that combines art, love, violence, beauty, sacrifice and cannibalism – part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012.

More Light – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

More Light – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Kris & Alix…

Kris & Alix – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Kris & Alix – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Plastic Beach…

7,200 yellow rubber ducks fall into the ocean, spreading like confetti. Inspired by true events, Plastic Beach follows the story of Ebbis, a lonely beachcomber who devotes his life to tracking where these friendly floatees have come to shore.

Plastic Beach – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Soldier…

Soldier follows one young man’s journey from the violent gangs of the ghetto to the discipline and comradeship of the military, and explores the ideas of love, sacrifice and redemption.

Soldier – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Soldier – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Eye of a Needle…

IndigoCo return to Fringe 2012 breathing life into one family’s dramatic story. A fascinating, emotional, thought-provoking musical set in a Midlands village whose needle-makers conquered the world. History with a modern twist.

Eye of a Needle – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Not My Cup of Tea…

Flashback to the psychedelic summer of 1970. Roland leads his four friends in the creation of a commune. With no money but lots of free love, the characters in this black comic drama question society’s need to dream.

Not My Cup of Tea – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Not My Cup of Tea – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Hanafuda Denki…

“Hanafuda Denki (A Tale of Playing Cards)” – set in a funeral parlour in the beggars district of Tokyo during World War I, complete with lively singing and colourful kimonos, the question is asked, ‘Are you a winner or loser in this life-and-death game?’

Hanafuda Denki – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Hanafuda Denki – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

In addition to the hundreds of performers promoting their acts on the Royal Mile, one gets to see a number of very talented professional Street Performers (folk who make a living from performing on streets around the world) such as this Contact Juggler from the US…

Contact Juggler – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Contact Juggler – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Facehunters…

A tragedy about love, loss and the beauty of youth.

Facehunters – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Facehunters – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Facehunters – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Facehunters – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Built for Two…

In a flat made for two, but shared by three, the shower’s not the only one getting a lot of action…

Built for Two – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Built for Two – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Built for Two – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Built for Two – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Don Juan…

Witness the sensual escapades of the infamous womaniser in this darkly comical retelling of a timeless legend.

Don Juan – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Don Juan – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Don Juan – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Spring Awakening – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Eurydice…

How do you say goodbye to yourself?

Eurydice – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Eurydice – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Eurydice – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

The road that wasn’t there…

This is a story about a girl who followed a map off the edge of the world…

The road that wasn’t there – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Nothing Is Really Difficult – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Street Performer – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Anna…

Anna. – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Beth – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Dungeon – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

The Last Fairytale – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Macbeth…

Macbeth – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Macbeth – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Machinal…

Machinal – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Machinal – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Minotaur – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Oedipus The Hour…

Oedipus The Hour – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Oedipus The Hour – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

The Rabbit and the Rose – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Romeo & Juliet…

Romeo & Juliet – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

A Servant to Two Masters…

A Servant to Two Masters – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

A Servant to Two Masters – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

The Tempest…

The Tempest – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

The Tempest – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Unknown Act – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

The Yellow Wallpaper…

The Yellow Wallpaper – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

The Yellow Wallpaper – Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Till next time, take care and gallop free.

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The Year that was 2010 – Part 2

Hello Fellow Gallopers,

Continuing on from yesterday’s post, here are the images that I’ve selected for the months of July to December 2010.

July:

This bird needs no introduction – the National Bird of India.

 

August:

Took this image at the famous Snake Boat Race (Vallam Kali) held in Alleppey, Kerala, India during the Onam festival period.

All images in this set can be viewed here:

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Sports/Vallam-Kali/13495665_Vk77Q#982982235_BZAY9

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Sports/Vallam-Kali-1/13497010_HAE6q#983125228_WoPHF

 

September:

Took this image on a road in India – pushing both man and machine to the limit!!!

 

October:

Traditional Oil Lamps that are lit during the Indian festival of lights – Diwali.

 

November:

Captured this fishy image at a street market in India.

All images in this set can be viewed here:

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Places/Indian-Street-Market1/14563826_obMMt#1082449061_64YHi

 

December:

The star of Bethlehem forms an integral part of the Christmas decorations in India and a star is hung outside the house at Christmas time.

 

Thank you for dropping by and hope you can keep visiting us at Black Stallion Country from time to time in 2011. We love to have you around.

Till next time, take care and gallop free.

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The Year that was 2010 – Part 1

Hello Fellow Gallopers,

Showcased below are a few images that I have selected from all the images I’ve taken during 2010. Hope you enjoy them.

January:

This image was taken during the Torchlight Procession in Edinburgh, Scotland.

All images in this set can be viewed here:

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Events/Torchlight-Procession-Calton/10799561_6t7My#752977074_spZV8

 

February:

Took this image while climbing up Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle can be seen in the distance.

All images in this set can be viewed here:

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Nature/21st-February/11347618_uEgcX#796959395_PuZ9A

 

March:

Looking at one’s own reflection.

All images in this set can be viewed here:

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Marine-Life/Marine-Life-Set1/11628378_g6e6i#819894471_GMVKB

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Marine-Life/Marine-Life-Set2/11629256_i9nZJ#819959309_5kJ7f

 

April:

A portrait shot of a Tiger.

 

May:

The Royal Mile in Edinburgh is well-known for its street performers and here’s a guy doing what he does best.

June:

Took this shot at around 35,000 ft as the sun was rising above the horizon and the day’s first light was bouncing off the tops of the clouds.

 

Gallop over to our blog tomorrow for the final part of The Year that was 2010.

Till then, take care and gallop free.

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Photo Feature – Indian Street Market

Hello Fellow Gallopers,

Took a stroll down an Indian Street Market recently and captured a few images that I thought I’d share with you all.

Showcased above are just three of the images in the entire set.

To view all the images in this set, kindly click the link below:

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Places/Indian-Street-Market1/14563826_obMMt#1082449061_64YHi

Till next time, take care and gallop free.

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Princes Street Gardens

Hello Fellow Gallopers,

Took a stroll along Princes Street Gardens the other day when the sun was shining bright and I had my camera at hand as well; so decided to take a few shots of the spring colours that have filled the gardens. Alongwith all the people lying on the green grass soaking up the sunshine, it looked like the flowers were taking in as much sunshine as they could get as well.

Now for a bit of history about the Gardens: In 1140, the Nor Loch was drained, became planted with flowers and bushes and became known as the “King’s Garden”.  The rubble and unwanted earth dug out for the foundations of the New Town were dumped by horse and cart midway along Princes Street to form the enormous 92-feet high pile that became The Mound. It divided the valley into two sections and the East Gardens and West Gardens were formed.

The fresh green colour of newly sprouted leaves alongwith the colourful blossoms give the Prince Street Gardens a unique beauty at this time of year – a beauty that I have tried to capture in these images.

Kindly click the link below to see the rest of this set:

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Nature/Princes-Street-Gardens-Spring/12167257_RC5ic#865766489_tjTjY

Till next time, take care and gallop free.

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