Archive for June, 2005

I have come here to lose the smog

June 6, 2005

(Joni Mitchell, “Woodstock”)
Herewith pics of Sunday’s experience, which was just like Woodstock, minus the drugs and great music, and plus clothing for everyone, much of it Scottish.

Click on the pics and they’ll grow.

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June 6, 2005

This could be just about anywhere in the wealthy world, couldn’t it… but it’s the site of the annual Scottish Highlander Gathering here in Jakarta,

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June 6, 2005

On the grounds of a gorgeous suburban resort area that I can’t be bothered to spell…

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June 6, 2005

But this is a dry season in name only. we’re still getting torrential downpours every other day, and this morning was no different. The caber-tossers, ruggers, dancers, and tug-o’-war pullers got plenty of slop up their kilts…

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June 6, 2005

Children’s choirs singing just above the bog and ‘neath the imported whiskey, surrounded by festive free-beer drinkers and blonde-haired toddlers frollicking in puddles.

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June 6, 2005

As darkness fell adults and children alike gathered for the ritual burning of a Viking ship…

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June 6, 2005

and then suddenly it felt a little like…

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June 6, 2005

looking up at the sky…

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June 6, 2005

over a minor league ballpark…

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June 6, 2005

on the 4th of July