Monday, 8 September 2008

Edinburgh Mela

Each year the Edinburgh Mela takes place during the final weekend of the festival season. Mela means gathering in Sanskrit, and the events, stands, food and music at the Mela have a distinctly Asian character. As we were watching a performance of Scottish, Japanese and Asian music all blended together I spotted this explosion of colour just to the side of the stage. Must have been a great picture from the other side too!


6 comments:

angela said...

A real fusion event then...I'd have enjoyed sampling the different foods.
You're right about the colour..don't they look wonderful..

Jackie said...

Fantastic. I've never made it to the Glasgow Mela (which is part of the West End Festival every July - I've always been away) but I'll have to see what I can do next year.

chennaidailyfoto said...

quite unconventional shot, thats what makes it more interesting ...

Knoxville Girl said...

That's just beautiful.

D.C. Confidential said...

An excellent photo of these women in their colorful saris! Well done.

Kate said...

The brilliant shades of the saris areso very attractive. Even on the meanest streets of India, the poorest of the poor in that society have saris of magnificent colours. You were correct in using the descriptive word "explosion"!