12.7.09

Time machine: 1940s swing dancing

Zagreb's tourist board has organized a "time machine" every Saturday, taking everyone to some other life time... Everything takes place on Zrinjevac (a park in the center of the city) and the Old town. This Saturday they organized a swing quartet and mixed some 19th/20th century dress style. The Old town boasted knights from medieval times and some real people portrayed in famous novels by Croatian author August Senoa (~17th ct). Since I took a huge number of photos during the whole day, I'll be posting the series of the photos in my next n blogs :) (incl. a story if there's one connected to a character or a place).

We'll start today with the swing quartet and dancing couples:




And my favorite couple whose faces showed how much they enjoyed dancing:
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10 comments:

  1. Really good photos. It seems that everyone was enjoying the music and weather too :)

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  2. These are happy good time pictures of a kind of translation from music to dance. An expression of sorts.

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  3. I love the "time machine" idea! And I really like the second pic from the bottom, with the little girl watching them and smiling. Can't wait to see more.

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  4. Looks like a fun afternoon! Hope nobody stepped on anybody's toes!

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  5. They look like they are having a wonderful time. I bet it was fun to take the pictures too.

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  6. @ Jaca - they had to do something, you know our usual thing - everyone goes to the seaside during the summer, and Zagreb becomes a ghost town. Lately we've had a huge influx of tourists who finally realized the seaside isn't the only thing to see in Croatia, but they were shocked to see empty streets in Zagreb during the summer. I also love the idea - I'm learning more about my own city and it's fun to see the carachters from novels walking around the Old town :).

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  7. @ Leif - nope, I was amazed at how well everyone danced! I was also a bit disappointed, younger people were nowhere to be found near the dance area :-/

    @ James - it was fun to take photos! :)

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  8. Some good dance photos here.

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  9. I love watching couples who have danced together for a long time: they are as one and their bodies are so fluid. They have no problem with touching and surface intimacy. It is the intensity that gives the passion away even if they are not smiling. Some wonderful photos here Mirela ...

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  10. What brilliant photos, you captured the moment beautifully!
    Jackie

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