Friday, January 13, 2012

The Bard in the Park


With our picnic basket jam packed full of goodies we were off to an entertaining evening of Shakespeare in the Park. King's Park that is, to enjoy our delicious dinner and the performance of Comedy of Errors. The theatre is in a sheltered spot near the Pioneer Women's' Memorial with views to the Swan River through the trees (photo below). As the night progressed there were glimpses of the rising moon through the trees. Breathtaking! With the theatre performance in full swing, what a shot that would have been. But  no photos during the performance was the order of the day. Pity also that I had my camera in the bag when a kookaburra swooped to take a chicken leg out of the hand of the person sitting next to us. That must be one well feed bird as it was not the only time a patron had their dinner snatched literally from under their nose!

As we were leaving I couldn't resist stopping for the top shot taken from a carpark that overlooks the Swan River towards the Canning Bridge. The row of lights along the river's edge is from the Kwinana Freeway.  


8 comments:

  1. It must have been a lovely evening, the weather would have been perfect, really balmy at night. I keep meaning to get to the Shakespeare in the Park events, but as yet not made it. Hope you have a good weekend Rae.

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  2. Would have been beautiful. Have seen Shakespeare outdoors overseas (New York I think) but not here.

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  3. Shakespeare a la fresco is a great experience. We saw Romeo & Juliet at Cloudhill nursery in the Dandenongs last weekend. Photographs are encouraged. Unfortunately the weather was not the best so I didn't get any blog gable shots. The performance was by Ozact. Definitely worth a google. How funny that a bird stole part of your neighbors feast. Quite the conversation piece.

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  4. I like the night shot - the tree on the left is a very interesting shape. Thanks also for visiting my Lincoln Eye blog.

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  5. I guess if they allowed photography there would be a stream of flashes all evening.

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  6. Looks like a very enjoyable evening.

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  7. Beautiful night photography, at the twilight hour of glowing colors!

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  8. Love that top pic, Rae, it has a surreal quality to it.

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