The WheresMyBackpack? Travel Theme Challenge this week is Rhythm.
Capturing a sense of sound and rhythm in photos is an interesting challenge. From our travels in the past few years, here are my rhythmic memories:
1) The drone of the piper playing at the base of Glencoe (the Valley of Tears) in the Scottish Highlands. The Glen’s “tears” are springs of water forming tiny waterfalls. However, the name took on a second meaning when, in 1692, a group from Clan Campbell sympathetic to the English king slaughtered the MacDonalds of Glencoe in the valley. Having sought the hospitality of the MacDonalds on a winter’s night, the Campbells killed them as they slept. Some MacDonalds escaped up the sides of the mountain, many freezing to death. The piper plays in memory of those lost in the “Glencoe Massacre.”
2) The huge drums beating at the closing ceremonies for the Beijing Olympic Games – there was a drummer strapped to each side of these drums, which were raised to the top of the stadium, beating all the way.
3) The swing and rhythm of the hula dancers at a Luau on Oahu, echoing the rhythm of the nearby surf on the sand.
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