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Dressing The Part

Down to my last 2 weeks before I head back for the States, I’ve been tagging along with the hubby up to Scotland — where he works on his projects (with power generation plants) and I ….. I also do work, and try to make the most of the time difference with the US by doing touristy stuff while America sleeps, and then rush back in time to catch them during their work hours.  :) 

These weeks in Edinburgh are particularly well-timed because of the ongoing Edinburgh Art Festival.  We’ve booked a hotel in Falkirk, which is a convenient midpoint for the hubby to drive off to work and for me to catch the train to Edinburgh (or even Glasgow).    The train to the city is a bit pricey at 7.80 GBP roundtrip off peak (they call a roundtrip a “return” here) which roughly translates to about $13-14.  That’s about half an hour train ride each way.  Not cheap, compared to commuter fares in Chicago.  Imagine if you had to commute to work everyday.  And the peaktime tickets are even more expensive.

But anyhoo, the Royal Mile in the city was packed with street performers last week. 

The Royal Mile -- where it all happens.
The Royal Mile -- where it all happens.

 Almost every other person you bumped in is in a costume (“fancy dress”) of some form, either because he/she is part of a performing act, selling you stuff, or just being their funky fashion self.   So so so much fun.  Here are a few views:

Signs of the Times
Signs of the Times
I don't understand this either.  They were signing and making robotic moves while they moving forwards.
I don't understand this either. They were signing and making robotic moves while moving forwards.
Lost Angel?
Lost Angel?
Wooden puppets Hansel and Gretel
Wooden puppets Hansel and Gretel
ooooh yeah. :)
ooooh yeah. :)
Tails
Tails
.... and more tails (that's Beauty and Arielle--- uhm, I think)
.... and more tails (that's Beauty and Arielle--- uhm, I think)
a little bit of, literally, street art
a little bit of, literally, street art
Cyndi.... is that you?
Cyndi.... is that you?
she's enjoying the attention.... :)
she's enjoying the attention.... :)
Hansel and Gretel on the little makeshift stage
Hansel and Gretel on the little makeshift stage
air bikes
air bikes
Readying for her mime
Readying for her mime
You are knighted.
You are knighted.
Dressing “normal” feels so abnormal this time in this City.
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