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Entries in Roaring 20s Festival Blue Mountains (4)

Wednesday
Apr202011

Get on Yer Bike! | Blue Mountains Photographer |

Looking at this bike makes me think of revolutionaries riding through mountaintops with the wind in their hair and making change in the world. Restored with all of the original parts and techniques, I just find it wonderful that Trevor took the time to share his passion with others, and took his motor-bike to the Jazz in the Mall in Leura, during the Roaring 20s Festival.

I think a shared interest may very well be one of the integral ingredients to a long and happy marriage... for keeping the dream alive and for still wanting to ride off into the sunset together..

Tuesday
Apr192011

A Lazy Sunday Drive | Blue Mountains Photographer |

I love meeting creative people who are passionate about what they do. I also LOVE all things vintage. Needless to say, attending the inaugural Roaring 20s Festival in the Blue Mountains, and being invited to photograph a number of events had me tickled pink.

This lovely lady was at the Jazz in the Mall event during the Roaring 20s Festival and had her 1926 Jewett on display. I was impressed by the fact that she made is clear it was hers, not her husbands - he owned the motor-bike - and that it had been lovingly restored with all the original motor bits and pieces of the era. It came as a surprise to me that many vintage cars have a vintage shell and a modified modern engine inside. Kathleen's Jewett was indeed the real deal.For those who want to see the bike, that will be in another post...

Wednesday
Mar162011

A gorgeous day for a picnic | Blue Mountains Photographer |

I had so much fun during the inaugural Roaring 20s Festival in the Blue Mountains, people from all walks of life came out of the woodwork to participate in the events that had been organised, many in costume of the period.

This family was just adorable, the little girl had watched her grandmother making her dress the night before and was so excited to be out and about in her gorgeous glittery costume.

Monday
Feb282011

New Festival a Roaring Sucess | Blue Mountains Festival Photographer |

The month of February has been the month of the inaugural Roaring 20s Festival all throughout the Blue Mountains, and I have loved being a part of the festivities. There were 3 events that I was invited to photograph this year and the 1st I will share briefly was the Great Gatsby Getaway in Mount Victoria. By the time I rocked up guests had already spent a day playing croquet on the lawn and been to see 'The Great Gatsby' Film at the Mount Vic Flicks accompanied by champagne and strawberries.

Naturally, the posse moved on to the Blue Mountains Manor House to partake in Charleston dancing lessons before a sumptuous 3 course dinner listening to live music by the Mountain Jazz Trio with Pam Allen. And of course a prize for Best Dressed was up for grabs!

I loved being surrounded by happy people all having fun, getting in character and celebrating a time of carefree joy and frivolity in the world's history. It was a fabulous evening, and even better that on a cool and misty evening on the mountaintop there was a warm Manor House with a cosy vibe.