Frenchman's Bay, Maine

Frenchman's Bay, Maine

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Frankfurt Book Fair 2009

I'm in Germany visiting our oldest daughter, who lives in downtown Heidelberg. Earlier this week, I drove to the Frankfurt Book Fair and spent the day. My favorite part of the visit: watching the exhibitions put on by China, the guest of honor for 2009.

This dancer changed masks about fifteen times, I kid you not!

Lion dancers -- One guy for the back section of the lion, another for the front section. Talk about coordination.

This man played beautifully. A simple stringed instrument, but quite a range of sounds.


Carmiña said...

Hello Laurie,
I wish you a nice trip visiting your daughter.
You always share amused photos and videos. I remember some bells with beautiful sounds in your blog and i have in mind to do some simple litle quilt with bells, maybe for Christmas. Now i have a lot of work and i can´t find time to sew.

Until april i could go to the Basilica of the Pilar (also cathedral)walking 20 minutes. Since i moved the distance is 6 or 7 km.
Have a nice week end

Judy in Indiana said...

My kids are entranced by the dragons in China, the really long ones you might associate with Chinese New Year parades.My oldest son said a while ago he really wanted to go to China. we wondered, why, it was out of the blue. To see the dragons he said! I told him we could go to the Chinese New Year festivals and see them in Chicago. It is a lot closer than China.

Angela said...

Oh, wonderful. I was able to see a lot of action in the tent, but there were no performance.