Photos of the Week (4/12)

April 16, 2009 · Posted in hungary, photography, photos, photos of the week · Comment 

Trying something slightly different with this week’s photos. I usually take a ton of photos, but I don’t put them all in my gallery. So instead of posting just the gallery photos, I’ll post photos that aren’t always as good as the gallery images, but pretty good nonetheless. This will allow me to keep posting photos every week, but also let you see some of the other photos I don’t post anywhere else.

1/2 sec @ f/16.0 w/ 29mm

Dance Practice
1/2 sec @ f/16.0 w/ 29mm

 

Virginia Tech Street Fair/March of Nations<br />1/250 sec @ f/10 w/ 18mm

March of Nations
Virginia Tech Street Fair/March of Nations
1/250 sec @ f/10 w/ 18mm

 

Virgina Tech Street Fair/March of Nations<br />1/250 sec @ f/9.0 w/ 46mm

Elika
Blacksburg, VA - Virgina Tech Street Fair
1/250 sec @ f/9.0 w/ 46mm

Blackburg, VA - Virginia Tech International Street Fair<br />1/200 sec @ f/5.0 w/ 50mm

Jump
Blackburg, VA - Virginia Tech International Street Fair
1/200 sec @ f/5.0 w/ 50mm

 

<b>Mana</b><br />Blacksburg, VA - International Street Fair<br />1/125 sec f/7.1 w/ 250mm

Mana
Blacksburg, VA - International Street Fair
1/125 sec f/7.1 w/ 250mm

International Street Fair 2009

April 6, 2009 · Posted in hungary, news, personal, photos · 2 Comments 

This was the first time in two years that the Virginia Tech Street Fair was held out doors. Coincidentally, that is also the last time we danced.

Our booth this year was right next to the stage, so we had no problem with people coming by our booth. There was also no shortage of people at the fair, so it really didn’t matter except we got to watch all the performances without leaving the comfort of our booth and our food.

The best dances were the Persian dance with my friends Rana, Elika and Mana and the Indian dance, which won first prize in a competition in Washington D.C. Elika danced in our dance as well so you can see from the photos below that she’s dressed in traditional Hungarian attire. Also, my other Persian friend Golnaz is wearing a blouse that is strikingly similar to a Hungarian blouse, but she assures me its Persian. Glad to see the Kingdom of Hungary’s influence on the Persian Empire.

After the street fair, the Persians and the Hungarians had an awesome after party at my place. We purchased $150 worth of alcohol and people brought even more. Vintage Cellar was closed or else it would have been more!

International Street Fair 2009

Laci and Kisa

Laci and Kisa

 

Rolls filled with poppy seeds.

Rolls filled with poppy seeds.

Kisa putting the glaze on the jelly filled rolls.

Kisa putting the glaze on the jelly filled rolls.

 

 

Monika hanging up some traditional Hungarian table cloths.

Monika hanging up some traditional Hungarian table cloths.

 

The calm before the storm

The calm before the storm

 

It was cold that morning, but soon warmed up.

It was cold that morning, but soon warmed up.

Food, all ready to be sold and consumed.

Food, all ready to be sold and consumed.

Beautiful girls, beautiful dresses on a beautiful day.

Beautiful girls, beautiful dresses on a beautiful day.

Elika dressed in a traditional Hungarian blouse.

Elika dressed in a traditional Hungarian blouse.

Laci and Elika. Elika changed into her Persian costume

Laci and Elika. Elika changed into her Persian costume

Elika and Goli. Goli's blouse is Persian, but how similar it looks to a Hungarian blouse!

Elika and Goli. Goli's blouse is Persian, but how similar it looks to a Hungarian blouse!

Gabor.

Gabor.

Kisa, my dance partner for the Csárdás.

Kisa, my dance partner for the Csárdás.

Laszlo.

Laszlo.

 

Our Persian friends holding the Iranian flag in front of our booth.

Our Persian friends holding the Iranian flag in front of our booth.

Our Hungarian booth.

Our Hungarian booth.

 

 

Beginning of one of the best dance performances I've ever seen.

Beginning of one of the best dance performances I've ever seen.

 

The Indians know how to put on a show.

The Indians know how to put on a show.

 

 

Erika and Kisa serving food and taking cash.

Erika and Kisa serving food and taking cash.

 

 

 

Beginning of the Persian dance performance

Beginning of the Persian dance performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

The after party supplies.

The after party supplies.

The knife dance. It involved dancing and a knife.

The knife dance. It involved dancing and a knife.