Dickens Christmas Fair
|The Dickens Fair really is quite a bit of fun. It runs all day on weekends and it is indoors so you don't suffer from the weather. Yes there's Bob on the left.||The food smells and the smoked almonds hang in the air and it makes for a very sensuous sort of experience. The place isn't so very large and so the feeling is pretty cozy.|
|Everyone wears fancy dress, well everyone in the upper classes that is. This is Rose Maylie from Oliver Twist||At Mad Sal's dockside alehouse the dancers work hard to entertain the customers. Mad Sal's is at the other end of town from the fancy folks.|
|Backstage is always a festive place to get a rest from London in winter. That's Sharon on the left and Tom on the right.||And the advice flows freely|
|This picture was after Fair had ended and we were getting a drink before getting back to reality||Ah, bliss. I think these two were sweet on each other for reals|
After the end of the last day this
pretty young woman was walking next to me and said she was on he way to try
on this blouse* and wished she had a camera.
(*see through hankie with fringe)
Lucky for all of us, I had a camera
in my pocket. Right after this shot the proprietor convinced her to
flash us both. Fortunately I had already put away the camera.
Yes, it was really quite memorable.
|Amy tries to wink, somewhat unsuccessfully||Redeye reduction not in use in the 1850's however Kaylie didn't seem to mind.|
|The explorers club/or adventurers club (whatever) is a boring place. Really.||On the other hand, the Dark Garden (corset makers) window displays less than 50 feet away are always exciting. Check out the, um... package.|
|Yup, you guessed right, they have women in the corset shop windows too.||And let's just say the place is pretty much bursting with celebration of the friggin holiday spirit.|
|Did I mention there are women in the Dark Garden window?||And the festive dancers at Mad Sal's|
|That's spelled F E S T I V E||Can you spell C O R S E T|