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I had the pleasure of spending the day with several friends at the Dickens Fair in Daly City, CA yesterday. We arrived when it opened and stayed until closing time.
The Chimney Sweep above is one of the first characters we saw after we checked in our coats, and umbrellas. He and his colleague were very funny, friendly, and lovely.
Isn’t his costume terrific!
The two gents below were in a Portrait studio having their photo taken when I spied them through the window. They didn’t smile for the camera back then.
There were plenty of shops carrying Art, crafts, and wares throughout the streets of Dickens London…Whispers from the Past,
Undergarments… These are Live Mannequins. Each lady posed for 30 minutes then was replaced by a new live mannequin.
…and a Food & Drink. At the Pub of course!
It was a lovely way to spend a rainy, and windy Saturday. The shows were all beautifully performed and were hilarious. I have a lot more photos to go through, and more keepers than I thought I’d have. The venue was very poorly lit from a photographers point of view, and made it quite challenging getting a sharp, well-lit photo.
If you haven’t been to the Dickens Fair I recommend it. I have to thank my friend May for getting a group of us together to go. Thanks May! ( I hope you can see May’s Dickens Fair photos, they’re really good. Click the link! )
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