Sunday, September 03, 2006

Sunday in the Park

The weather gods smiled at the Sharlot Hall Museum this afternoon. A temperate, sunny day for an ice cream social and music by the Territorial Brass Band. Enjoyed by a sizeable crowd.

When I arrived, the musicians were still tuning up, but the line for ice cream cones being dished out by ladies from the Victorian Society already snaked around the bandstand area.

Don't know what it is about this brass band's music -- it gets me in the nostalgia-for-a-past-I-never- knew gene. I wouldn't be surprised to see the musicians evaporate in a mist even while playing one of those melancholy love songs of the late 1800s.

The audience was well sprinkled with Victorian ladies and their gents.

An important, long-forgotten feature from the past: parasols to protect one's delicate complexion from the sun (as well as provide a means for possible flirtation.) Only one modern member of the audience remembered that an umbrella creates instant shade in the hot Arizona sun.

I say bring 'em back next year and the year after that and ... you get the picture!


Bill said...

Shades of 'State Fair' and 'Meet Me in St. Louis'. Hermano

Willy said...

I Picked up the link to your blog fro Julie Z's site. I loved viewing your blog and will return. It's neat when you start seeing your everyday life experiences through the lens of a camera!

Granny J said...

I find the camera -- even my little digital snapshot Sony -- actually magnifies my vision. I wind up taking loads of pictures when I go out the door!

Lane said...

Love the shot of the band. Could almost hear the "Ooomm Pahhh Ooomm Pa pahhhh"

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