Sunday, January 14, 2007

New Year's Eve in Antigua

A final selection from the entertainments laid on in the Calle del Arco both before and after the stroke of midnight. If I do have to have one complaint about New Year's Eve in Antigua it is that midnight never seems to strike; instead there's a less precise three minutes or so of extended noise that marks the transition of one year to the next. Some people in the crowd do the 10,9,8,7,6...thing, but usually a bit prematurely.

And lastly this group with its drum section made of turtle shells:

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