Czech and Slovak Harvest Festival 2007 Photos

I just finished processing all the photos I took at the Harvest Festival in Bannister. I decided to take it easy this year and just do stills, especially since I haven’t given my camera a workout in a little while. I like how some of them turned out, but I got more grain in many of them than I had expected. The weather was pretty overcast all day, so that may have had something to do with it.

Here is the link to the Flickr slideshow for the photoset.

Some little anthropological nuggets I gleaned: While many assume that in ethnic communities the elder members would be keen on passing down an important element of heritage like language, my mother said that her parents reserved speaking Czech for times when they didn’t want the children to know what they were saying. It also seemed like there was a clique there that was composed of first/second generation elders who spoke the language. This makes me curious if keeping language as part of the heritage was ever a big concern, or if it is and there just aren’t the resources to teach it, this being a primarily working-class community.



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