Beauty in the Ordinary

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Tall Ships and Taller Tales

The Tall Ships arrived in 
Niagara-on-the- Lake this weekend.




bringing with them lots of opportunities to play dress-up











and even more opportunity for playing with guns and fire!








...boys (and girls) with their toys!





14 comments:

  1. I like those hats with the tied-down sides. re the battle; I presume the Brits won, as ALL boats seem to be flying the Red Ensign.

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    1. I had a difficult time figuring out who was shooting at whom Cro...but the general idea was that the British pushed back the American invading forces. Unfortunately, evenutally the American forced did manage to over take Niagara on the Lake, and burned it to the ground before they left. In revenge for the attack, a contingent of British forces, travelled up the Potomac and set fire to a certain building in Washington. Instead of rebuilding the then brown building they white-washed it...and that's how it got it's name!

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  2. A loud and colorful weekend. It looks like enough red, white and blue to satisfy everyone.

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    1. It continued well into the evening Joanne! I think a grand time was had by all!

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  3. I'm lost in admiration of all that wonderful dress-up; it's good to see people giving it their all.

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    1. Go big or go home !...It's a NOTL motto Mise!

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  4. Hello Jacqueline

    This looks like a fabulous weekend and such participation. It was likely a tad too warm for such heavy costumes.

    Thanks for sharing


    Helenxx

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    1. It was great fun Helen...and yes, far too hot for those heavy uniforms. I don't know how they did it!

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  5. J
    THAT 3rd photo is an award winnerxxx

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    1. I don't know if he was transfixed by the heat or in a dramatic moment...I know he couldn't possibly have been posing for me...I was far too far away with a zoom lens. Love it when you can 'capture' people like that!

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  6. I love watching historical re-enactments and the tall ships on a lake must have added to the spectacle as well as the dressing up!

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  7. these were small tall ships Relinds!

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  8. Great great shots of what once was. See you have marvelous wheater too...amazing how all over the globe it seems to be summer exept in our little wet country. Sigh.

    ps I Have this question to you. I remember you once put out a post about ladies with gray hair? Did you? I can't find it back again but the pictures that came along were brilliant. Now I wonder if you could track it back and send it to me? Thanks for helping out if you can.
    Hugs Dagmar

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  9. Here you go Dagmar:
    http://jaxxvixx.blogspot.ca/2011/04/grey-hair.html

    Thanks for the comment.

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