Last night, we had a Celtic Faire / Art Night event in downtown Schenectady (Jay St.) It was dusk, so the available light was marginal. There was a bagpipe band (the Schenectady Pipe Band) and I took several photos. This one was the best of the lot, although not exactly professional quality. I love the look of concentration on the drummer's face. They were excellent!
I was a bit surprised to watch the pipers tune up their drones with the help of an electronic tuner. High-tech and ancient tech all at the same time. Very cool.
Treats were, of course, for sale - we bought some Welsh cookies from the InFamous Welsh Cookie man. MMmmmm. Also bought Scottish shortbread from the Ancient Order of Hibernians. I make my own Scottish shortbread, so it was interesting to taste a different recipe. Need to track down a recipe for the Welsh cookies - they were new to me.
Monday Mural: rabbit carp - Along the edge of Chinatown near the 880 freeway stands a running frieze of colorful murals. This one caught my fancy because it blends two animals. Wou...
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