Monday, 25 March 2013

Our World Tuesday - Castlemaine

More from Castlemaine.  I had intended to try some "street photography" during the day - I thought a festival would give me plenty to look at.

However, I spent most of the time just wandering about, soaking up the atmosphere, sniffing the rather good smells and eating rather too much food!

One think I liked - but did not photograph - was that there was an organisation that provided real plates, bowls and cutlery to the food vans.  There were lots strategically placed washing up bowls all over the main festival area.  When these were full they were taken back to a van that had a solar (and gas) hot water system and washed up.  No land fill and no bins overflowing with plastic plates.  This seems like a great way to reduce the impact of these types of events.

On a reduce, reuse, recycle theme, we had lunch in a cafe that grew some of its herbs in this rather splendid planter bath!



There was also the (near compulsory) live music.  We settled in to watch this musician sing, play the guitar, play the harmonica and stamp his feet.  I never did find out what his name was!



It was a good day, even if there were no more copies of an art work I wanted by the time we arrived!

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23 comments:

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That rusty bathtub is awesome! Sounds like a wonderful day for good food and good music. Enjoyed the photos!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Ah the creativity of the human spirit. Amazing Stewart...

TexWisGirl said...

the musician is, no doubt, talented! i love the idea of the service truck for plates and utensils!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I have never seen a metal tub like that one. Would love to have it in our garden.

Marcia said...

Now if it was me attending that festival I would have had some food photos. LOL Like that tub. Where can I find one for my garden?

Gary said...

Wow no plastic!! What a great idea. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

DIMI said...

It looks that you had a wonderful time Stewart!!Beautiful photos!Hope you have a lovely week!
Dimi..

islandwonder said...

Looks like a fun day!!

Fun60 said...

The photos give us a feel of the day. Looks as though you had a great time.

Robert Geiss said...

What great idea for that tub. Makes a great image as well.

The singer might be related to Neil Young ;) Please have a good Tuesday.

robert geiß

eileeninmd said...

I love the tub, what a great use! Looks like a fun day, great photos.

Kusum Sanu said...

Street performers are always great subjects. Sounds like a great outing.

Karen said...

Oh, I LOVE that tub!!

ladyfi said...

I love that old tub. Great shot!

Randi said...

I love the rusty bathtub! It would be perfect in my garden...

lorik said...

Great rustic shot ...love the textures and colour.

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Anna said...

Love it Stewart!
Warm greetings from Holland,
Anna :))

amanda said...
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amanda said...

Sound like a fun outing..
and less trash is a GREAT thing!
I do love that tub, as well.

Pat Tillett said...

I LOVE the photo of that bathtub! Great find and shot Stewart...

Marie said...

I am so sorry you missed out on the art you wanted! It sounds like a really remarkable Fair and I thought having the real dishes and cutlery a wonderful thing to do, indeed! I bet the live music was awesome as well. And, I have to tell you that your photograph of the herbs in the tub was marvelous! LOVED it!

Marja said...

Cool here in NZ at certain backpackers and other you can go in these hottubs and they put a fire underneath to warm up the water