Monday, January 26, 2009

The Ghosts on the Dance Floor ...


I went to tango last night - my first milonga for the year - at the wonderful Albert Hall. No, not the one in London, UK. This one is in Woodstock, Cape Town.

10 comments:

Linda Sue said...

What fun1 I am envious.

I forced my husband to take a dancing class with me years ago- epic fail!
I haven't been dancing since I got married one hundred years ago.

Again about that house going up infront of you- perhaps they could build a sort of hole through theirs so you could still have the gorgeous view. If they do not comply then i guess as a last resort you could just blast one through...

Sarah said...

Hi Anairam!
I like your photo of the dancers, very atmospheric. It is a shame about your view. Maybe you could build a very high tower on top of your house. At least you can still nip down to the sea when you feel like it. And it's warm.
Thanks for your lovely comment too.
Enjoy the rest of your week :)

Freshly Found said...

Well done. Learning to Dance is still on my to-do list. I would love to dance properly! Unfortunately it does not feature anywhere on my husband's list!

kendalee said...

What a GREAT photograph!!! I hope you had a lovely evening!

There's something a little melancholy about this picture for me. I haven't been to tango for months now. Too dark, too cold, too many nights away from home for work... And I miss it. Or is it the dream of it I miss?

svetlana said...

O how nice are the ghosts picture!That is what you need: the ghost who is kind and also help you get rid of the rude peoples that build that wall over the sea. That building is very horrable and if those people come to my country I can even get the Russian Mafia to speak to them. Or make the hole through them like your friend Linda is thinking. Or maybe it is better to put over that window a very nice big foto of that view.

Heather said...

Beautiful, beautiful photo! I'm so jealous of your dancing ways, I literally have no co-ordination at all. And tango is so glamorous and lovely! Do you ever do the argentine tango, with all the twiddly feet? It's really cool...

Anairam said...
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Anairam said...

linda sue - Oh my, I know ALL about husbands who don't and won't dance. Le 'Usband also will not set a foot on the dance floor, but it didn't stop me from learning to tango five and a half years ago. But he is very sweet - he knows how I love it, and as it is so far for me to drive on my own, he accompanies me once a month. And then he quietly sits and reads a book - it looks very funny and I think we are considered rather an odd couple by the tango fraternity!
(I laughed about your idea for the house next door, and I'm pretty sure the neighbours will laugh at it too - but maybe a bit nervously, haha!)

Sarah - Thank you - it captured for me something about the mystery and the melancholy of tango.

freshly found - Oh, you must not let that stop you - I took classes all on my own - I even went to Buenos Aires on my own to take classes there as well! (But it is much better to learn with a regular partner, I admit...)

kendalee - I'm glad you like it - it is kind of melancholic isn't it? I felt some of that melancholy on Sunday evening - it wasn't a good dance night for me - and I'm feeling that since we've moved away and I go so seldom, that I'm starting to lose touch. Many new faces, and I feel a bit 'out'.

svetlana - Oh dear, the Russian Mafia - I'm not quite sure that I'd want that! But I love your idea of putting up a photo - maybe I can get our view as it is now printed on a canvas blind and then cover the window with that!

heather - The Argentine tango is exactly what I'm doing - with all the twiddly feet! I love it (but sometimes I hate it too - it is complicated to explain ...)

●• Tiny Red said...

tango sounds good! and i love the picture. is that you??

Anairam said...

tiny red - Oh no, that is not me, I took the photo! Tango is one of those odd passions - one moment I love it, and the next moment I hate it ...