Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Monday, March 5, 2012

the fanciest pavilion (not a tent)

In the Garden of Unearthly Delights, stands the most ornately decorated pavilion I have ever seen.
I took many photos of it, and today I'll share some of them with you.

It's called Idolize, although I'm not sure why.


It's the first thing I noticed when walking under the entry sign.


Performances from 7pm, beginning with the Black Sorrows and continuing until after midnight with the Hot Dub Time Machine.

I quite like the entrance doors.


Look at the scrollwork on these panels!


Each panel is a painting surrounded by the scrollwork......

...with each painting being different.
I took a close look at some of the panels and there are brush strokes visible in the paint.


Very pretty, yes?


a few painted flowers from one of the panels.
The whole thing reminds me of highly decorated gypsy wagons.
When I think about that, I suppose gypsies is what these people are, who travel the countryside from one Festival to another.

14 comments:

  1. We certainly never see anything like that around here....it's very mystical.

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  2. Thankyou for this. Can't get to Adelaide for the festival this year so seeing this, this way is an absolute treat.

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  3. Gypsies is exactly right. People who move through our lives and seem so exotic. Difficult to believe they have homes, families, bills to pay, worries and joys of their own.

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  4. It's gorgeous. As I'm descended from gypsies it's a real treat

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  5. That's a wonderful building!! So decorative and unusual.

    The picture of the entrance doors didn't load for me, but the close ups of the panels are stunning.

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  6. Very quirky and interesting. Seems you put some effort into your Fringe and who could not love the title Garden of Unearthly Delights.

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  7. Hello sweetiepies. I'm told there was a clash of cultures when the sound of motor racing entered a concert hall where some famous conductor was waving the ol' baton.

    Life gets in the way of art, ha ha.

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  8. There's no art, it's economics, a price on everything, like when my neighbour decided to kill his wife and do the twelve years.

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  9. Delores; it's a shame you never see things like this. Not even at Carnivals?

    Christine; now you can almost pretend you were there.

    Joanne; I prefer to think of gypsies from the old days, when the wagon was their home and they had no bills to pay.

    peskypixies; you're descended from gypsies? I'd love to hear about them.

    Jay at The Depp Effect; and it will be gone soon, may already be gone as we speak. Try loading the page again, sometimes the pictures load fully on the second try.

    Andrew; I love the title and it certainly draws a crowd every night that it's open.

    R.H. I read about that in the Sunday paper. Seems one of our local pollies actually asked for a race to be stopped while the concert was on.
    I wonder if the wife was worth the twelve years?

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  10. I always found it a funny situation that such olde worlde tents (also the Speigeltent) would house some pretty 'out there' acts these days.

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  11. Well it's consumer choice, conditions apply; he understood the terms, settling for twelve years locked up but gloating.

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  12. Before you upset anyone, read their small print.

    ha ha ha.

    -Robert.

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  13. Kath; I find it a delightful mixture of old and new, like putting antique furniture into a modern home sort of thing.

    R.H.I guess he knew what he was in for then and considered it worth the cost.

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