The Tulip Festival rose up out of the aftermath of the Second World War, and so it is a bit fitting to have a nod towards that. At Lansdowne, outside the Aberdeen Pavilion, the first weekend had an encampment of World War Two era vehicles, artillery, and tents, along with re-enactors in period uniform, both men and women. They made for a rather good photo opportunity.
Hey William. That's pretty neat how it came about.ReplyDelete
Good to see they keep some of the stuff in running orderReplyDelete
They do still have a lot of the old stuff.ReplyDelete
Excellent series of shots William.. I have a fascination for that period of time, for some unknown reason I'm drawn to it! The guy in the last shot is giving you a bit of a look :)ReplyDelete
So glad to be reminded of that word and how to spell it!
There was certainly a lot to see here!ReplyDelete
I remember much of that and many of those vehicles from my younger years even though I was a bit too young to be called up for WWII. I did enter the Navy just 9 years after the end of the war and many of my fellow sailors served in WWII.ReplyDelete
These reenactments remind me of what the army was like.I was a child during WW II and remember some things.ReplyDelete
Interesting and bravo!ReplyDelete
Love the ladies in uniform.
Fascinating and cool! Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
A very interesting day and good opportunity for taking photos.ReplyDelete
@Whisk: I liked it.ReplyDelete
@Bill: it is good.
@Marianne: and it lasts longer than what's built today.
@Grace: I got a laugh when I saw the pic- when I was photographing, I didn't notice him looking right at me, but it really makes the shot.
@Janis: it's not a commonly used word!
@Sharon: there was a lot.
@Lowell: I find this kind of history fascinating.
@Red: times have changed.
@MB: the ladies did stand out.
@Linda: you're welcome.
@Nancy: it was, yes.
Very interesting exhibits and great photos!ReplyDelete
We have similar re-enactments here and they are always great for photos and atmosphere.ReplyDelete
I would have enjoyed this, thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
That must have been interesting!ReplyDelete
These reenactments are always such great photo opportunities...ReplyDelete
the last shot makes me smile. love the uniforms. ( :ReplyDelete
I read about this in an old travel magazine I have. At least I think it is the same place. Wonderful!ReplyDelete
I am going to catch up tomorrow! Too mich wine tonight!ReplyDelete
Very nice photos William!ReplyDelete
I really like the last one. Having been in the military myself, it is the most realistic.
Great to see some good conserved material of the Second World War. In the Netherlands we have club called "Keep them Rolling" that keeps this material in good order.ReplyDelete
This is a wonderful story.ReplyDelete
Oh I wish I were there! I'd love to see the WWII exhibits as well as the tulips!ReplyDelete
@Tamago: thank you!ReplyDelete
@Jenny: they certainly are.
@Jackie: you're welcome.
@RedPat: it was.
@Geoff: they really are.
@Beth: I got a grin out of it too.
@Jennifer: ah ha!
@Cloudia: quite so.
@Pat: it could have come out of the past, seeing that last shot.
@Jan: that's a good concept.
@Norma: thank you!
@Cheryl: I love it too.
That's really cool. I'm doing some research on my late father-in-law's service record for hubby. He died, sadly, in 1951.ReplyDelete