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2. Below The Knees

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Last Saturday, the gathering of the clans took place as our Sarasota community held its Celtic games and music festivities. It involved bagpipe band competitions along with foods and crafts. There were contests for men and women testing their physical prowess. Many of these contests reflected the history of early communities of the British Isles. Performing bagpipe bands were in competition showing their colorful kilts and music of the pipes. It is told that Scottish armies would march into battle with the bagpipes playing. It is difficult to believe there was any element of surprise. I enjoyed it all but was fascinated by the wonderful variations of the kilts with their clan colors and the dress accouterments. Some were quite lovely and most were worn quite proudly. Would truly enjoy having one of those good-looking kilts in my family’s clan colors. After all, with a married name of Ferguson and my family’s name being Hamilton, I probably have love and admiration for the pipes in my DNA.

These brogues worn with kilt socks and garters matching the kilt.

These brogues worn with kilt socks and garters matching the kilt.

These boots might take a while to put on.

These boots might take a while to put on.

Women wore similar shoes but in lighter, more feminine fashion -- similar to ballerina's shoes.

Women wore similar shoes but in lighter, more feminine fashion — similar to ballerina’s shoes.

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Author: donnagf1

An enthusiastic amateur photographer, I enjoy picturing the events, people, animals and things in my life. And so joining in the "52 Week Challenge" of interpreting life through a lens sounds as if it will be a lot of fun -- presenting my view through the lens and seeing how others in our photography group interpret their views concerning a given subject.

12 thoughts on “2. Below The Knees

  1. Very well done. Thank you for the description.

  2. Nice shots, it must have been a fun event to witness!

  3. nice photos. I had hoped to go but it was not to be. Glad you had a good time.

  4. Like, Sue, I mean to go but time got away from me. I’ve always been fascinated with the shoes. My maiden name is McCallie and we’re from Wigton Parish.

  5. Have you found your tartan for your kilt, lassie?

  6. Fun photos and a nice description.

  7. It was one of those times when even the audience was participating with their spirit and dress — it was fun.

  8. Great shots for the theme.

  9. Thank you — such fun capturing since all participants were enjoying wearing the native garb.

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