Saturday, March 03, 2007

Sydney Mardi Gras

Another of my favorite reflection works : this shop in Oxford Street is called Fetish World; latex, leather, accessories, you get the idea. Is this lady my secret me? You can see my body in hers! This portion of Oxford Street is one of Sydney's hottest and it'll be even hotter tonight: the Gay Parade will be passing here, starting from Hyde Park and finishing in Moore Park. Excentric, fun, outrageous, provocative, hard-partying, that's Sydney's Mardi Gras. Had you heard of it ?

Encore un de mes reflets favoris : cette fille serait-elle mon double ? Regardez bien, mon corps épouse le sien ! Cette boutique située dans Oxford Street s'appelle Fétiche World : latex, cuir, accessoires, vous voyez le genre. Cette portion d'Oxford Street est le quartier chaud de Sydney et ce soir ce sera encore plus chaud : la Gay Parade passera par ici, venant de Hyde Park et se terminant à Moore Park. Excentrique, excessif, joyeux, débordant, tapageur et provocant, voilà le défilé du Mardi Gras de Sydney. En avez-vous entendu parler ?

17 comments:

photowannabe said...

No I haven't heard but your picture is very avante garde.(sorry, for my spelling) I like it.

edwin s said...

MARDI GRAS!!!!!!!!!!

There's gonna be a KYLIE 2007 float this year!!!! I LOVE KYLIE!!!!!!

Yup, looks like both of us will be celebrating!

Chris & Deb said...

WOW! I flew to Sydney DP straight from hot, hot, hot Naples DP.
Talk about going from the frying pan into the fire!!
Think I'll scurry back to Minneapolis for a cool refreshing dip.
Have fun people-watching Nathalie!

Pod said...

a superb photo miss nathalie, and one of your alter egos i have no doubt!! have fun tonight!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

My friend who went to school in Melbourne told me about the Mardi Gras in Australia. Sounds like a fun time to visit.

Kate said...

A month long Mardi Gras!!?? That's a long time to party--how deliciously decadent!!

isabella said...

As they say in New Orleans "Laissez les bons temps rouler!"
I find the photo very appropriate for the occasion - a bit twisted, but a whole lot of fun ;-)

Lilly said...

So we can expect many colourful and interesting pictures over the next few days? Good picture to introduce Mardi Gras with, by the way. Enjoy the party!

Jing said...

I dont know whats the Mardi gras is....
but i like this photo, and your comments as well.
:))
Men have multi-faces,do we??

have the nice weekend.
jing

Stewart Sternberg said...

I like this picture. Did you notice the manikin is missing a couple fingers? There is something about fetish apparel that begs for exotic imaginings.

freelancer said...

HO ! j'ai cru que c'était toi en photo ... dans ton déguisement de mardi gras :)

Chuckeroon said...

Great holy twisted photos!!! Greetings from Richmond upon Thames

Lavender Lady said...

I think I can see you in a red wig...maybe just for anight. Great reflection photo. I used to love Mardi Grai when I lived in Germany. Crazy and wild...for one night. They normal, staid, Deutschland the next.

jonemo said...

So you say there is a parade down Oxford Street starting at Hyde Park? Are you sure you are in Sydney? Is in the corner of Hyde Park where Oxford Street starts by any chance a place called Speaker's Corner and a Marble Arch? (If this doesn't make sense to you, i recommend keeping an eye on the second daily London photo!)

Nathalie said...

Yes Jonemo, many of Sydney's street names have been borrowed from good old Britain - there are a few aboriginal names around though, such as Kirribili or Wahroonga!

Nathalie said...

Stewart, I agree, the two missing fingers add a frightening twist to the picture. Let's make it clear I've never had a red wig or been into SM LOL

Sally said...

jing - it's nothign to do with the religious version of mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) which is part of the period leading up to Easter.

This is the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, which was born of protest for gay rights 29 years ago, when homosexuality was still illegal in NSW.

Today it has as much a political as partying dimension.

The month long activities are based in and around the gay and lesbian communities and include art, theatre, shopping, film festivals and a myriad other activities culminating in the parade and a huge ticketed party (you have to be gay or lesbian to purchase tickets)

My first ever Daily Photo B;og was on Mardi Gras! Last yhear I particpated supporting friends in the Trade Union float.

http://sydneynearlydailyphot.blogspot.com/2006/04/sydney-gay-and-lesbian-mardi-gras.html

I love Nathalie's pic!