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Sunday, 26 April 2009

The Flute Player

This is London. A busker in Covent Garden, playing a traditional Chinese flute.

18 comments:

Susu said...

A metropolis at its best!

Julie said...

Wonderful photograph, Mo. You have captured his concentration and intensity. I like the tones that make up the image.

And shall I mention how much I like the knuckles and veins ...

rauf said...

There is a big Chinese community in Chennai, many of them have never been to China. i spoke to some of them over the years, they don't want to go. We had a Chinese laundry nearby, a shoe maker and of course fast food.

Antjas said...

One of the wonderful things of our shrinking world is that now we get to see the wonders of that world in our own back yard. Today and yesterday's photos are testaments to that. Aren't we lucky!

LoveANewIdea said...

Oooh, very cool shot. What an incredible instrument...have never seen one before.

Hilda said...

Wow. And I've never seen or heard this kind of flute. And China's nearer Manila than London!

Great portrait!

Laura said...

Nice to see a busker in London. It seems you can find Chinese everywhere in this world. Chinese cultures are wonderful

MARIA GRAZIA said...

I love the atmosphere at Covent Garden and every time I am in London I must spend some time there. I met extraordinarily good musicians ( a band & a solo guitarist) and a comical juggler when I was there at Easter , I didn't meet this original busker...Fascinating, it seems I can hear him playing...

Doolz said...

I love London buskers! I hope the music he played was as good as this photo.

The Book Gobbler said...

That is lovely, Mo. I can practically hear the melody....

xo,
laura (tbg)

The Lone Beader said...

I love this photo!!! :D

Also, I did list the bike in my shop. Thanks for your interest! :D

marley said...

Excellent photo. I've never seen one of these before. Did it sound tuneful?

BeanTownBoy said...

Fantastic portrait!

Candie Bracci said...

Nice shot!

Elise said...

Lovely picture Mo.

It's really lovely to be able to come out of the Royal Opera House, into the Piazza, and hear the beautiful sounds from the buskers. For a while there was a North American Indian in full national costume playing wooden pipes, and the music was hauntingly beautiful.

And who could forget the wonderful Allotment that was put together in the Piazza last year ? A green oasis right in Covent Garden. Perfect. I wonder if you took a picture ?

Ruela said...

Beautiful!!!

gavin hart said...

That's a wonderful looking instrument. I don't think I have seen one or heard one before. Does it sound good? Nice tight framing of the subject.

PattyF said...

I love this picture, Mo! It's intriguing and visually appealing, and despite the fact that there's no audio, you've really captured the essence of his music.
Patty

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