One more shot in my collection about Great Parade of Celtic Nations at Interceltic Festival of Lorient. Here is a photo of a couple of the Cercle des Bruyères (i.e. Heather Circle). It is one of the best circles of dance in Brittany. It is based in Beuzec Cap-Sizun, a small town in the west of Quimper in Finistère, not far from Raz point. The landscapes in the area are as beautiful as their traditional costumes and hats ! Today these costumes and hats are used only for traditional festivals. But not so long ago, when I was a child (about 30 years ago), you could see old women wearing these costumes on some days and these hats every day !
Critiques | Translate
dta (70351) 2014-08-17 12:19
Bonjour Olivier ,
Un joli couple en habit traditionnel . mais je préférais le temps où il était porté réellement (comme ma grand-mère; décédée il y a 30 ans et qui portait la coiffe de Rhuys tous les jours ) .
Très bel usage du flou d'arrière plan , ce que j'aurais du faire avec mon sonneur .
daddo (25445) 2014-08-17 15:56
Hi Olivier. Exquisite embroidery and what a dashing couple. In the days of old the young men went courting dressed in their finery and the young women dressed in their finery would meet them under the eyes of the chaperone. In the fields flowers bloomed, roosters crowed in the backyards, horse drawn carriages passed along cobbled streets. Now we got tracksuits and baseball hats, semi clad women and pollution. These beautiful costumes that bespoke of tradition, heritage and regional affiliation are apart of a fading dream. The Balkans had stunning costumes once upon a time as well and I too remember women coming to the market dressed in their regional attire.Best wishes. Klaudio.
jjcordier (78372) 2014-08-17 23:07
Ils sont pas mignons!Jolis costumes que tu as bien mis en image.
- Copyright: Olivier THIERRY (chawax) (19710)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-08-03
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-17 11:33