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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Monday, 10 December 2012

Busking

An age old way of performing, busking seems to have reached new heights. I have heard such talented musicians  on the streets of London. Walking along New Bond St I heard a beautiful piece of classical music being played on a violin. At first I assumed it was coming from a shop or car radio but no it was live music. I asked if I might take his photo. It was so cold I don't know how he managed to play.

 

15 comments:

  1. Wow, a yellow violin I have never seen before!

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  2. What a jolly sight and sound to see on the streets of London .... I love to hear buskers especially if they are playing beautiful classical music ... It adds ambiance to an area.

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  3. Hi. I want to listen his music too.

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  4. He sure makes a colourful picture.

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  5. In Bellingham buskers must apply for a license in order to play at the Farmers' Market. They all take turns at the spots where they are allowed to gather an audience. I sure do enjoy them.

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  6. Buskers can make a visit to any community so much brighter. Many of them are incredibly talented and enjoy the challenges that performing outdoors can bring. This fellow’s yellow violin would brighten any street and it seems to be electric!

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  7. I've never seen a yellow violin before.

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  8. We have a the occasional busker here to but they struggle with the heat, not the cold. Love the London bus in the background!

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  9. Fabulous! And what a cheerful violin! :o)

    When I lived in Liège (Belgium) several years ago, I was once surprised to come across a string quartet playing some lovely music in the street! I came across them several times over the years... always smart enough to find a place to play that had some cover from the eternal Belgian rain...

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  10. I would love to know who this fellow is - I listened to him on the southbank in march 2014 and i practiced some taiji while he played - you can see the video and hear him playing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxBVPQ0RM9w If you know who he is let me know!

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    1. His name is Dmitri van Zwanenberg - here are his Facebook & Twitter pages:

      www.facebook.com/yellowviolinbusker
      www.twitter.com/yellow__violin

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  11. I see him at King's Cross busking pitch on most Saturdays

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    1. His name is Dmitri van Zwanenberg - here are his Facebook & Twitter pages:

      www.facebook.com/yellowviolinbusker
      www.twitter.com/yellow__violin

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  12. His name is Dmitri van Zwanenberg - here are his Facebook & Twitter pages:

    www.facebook.com/yellowviolinbusker
    www.twitter.com/yellow__violin

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