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WORLDFEST - Around the World in 4 Weeks

  • Posted April 10, 2010 by Brenda Nelson Viewed 4074 times

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This morning, we took off for Silver Dollar City, a turn-of-the-century theme park in Branson, Missouri that attracts millions of travellers each year. It has been chosen second-only to the Disney Properties for quality and was recently featured in a TV special. During the spring, SDC holds a month-long event called “WorldFest”. They bring in acts and artistry from countries like Guatemala, Ecuador, Mexico, Russia, Argentina, Ireland, China, Trinidad/Tobago, Germany, and Scotland. The restaurants all serve
“Tastes of the World” - and the park is full of international colors and wonderful aromas!

Flags of the World at the entrance

Chinese acrobats in action

Some of the various international merchandise that can be bought

We were SO far from the stage, they were constantly moving, and it was so dark (“no flash photography, please”), it was very difficult to get a clear shot!

This young woman is an incredible violinist, who played the violin while going up and down these sashes like a yo-yo!

The three “Fiery Fiddle” performers from Branson, Ireland and Nova Scotia

A display of painted Russion “Babushka” dolls

We ran into my friend Tricia Turner who was nice enough to take our picture!

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    • # Agnes Felber

      Looks like a fun place! Climbing the sashes while playing the violin, you wrote Nana about that pretty girl? What a superwoman! That is almost too much from the talent category, don't you feel?

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    • # Marsha

      Looks like loads of fun and great entertainment! Love SDC and hope to go there soon. This set is full of so much color and excitement :)))

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    • # Moira

      Very good circus acrobats despite your difficulty in taking them . They tend to make me tense when watching them act. TFS I like the Russian dolls shot.

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    • # Jacki

      Hi you two! This looks like great fun! My daughter used to collect those nesting dolls, brought back lots of good memories!

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    • # Sara G

      Wonderful shots! I didn't know they held that at Branson! Would love to see it..did you buy a babushka doll?

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    • # Larry Nelson

      It WAS a fun day. I really like #1 - that was an excellent perspective on those flags and the cutout of the world. Neat series!

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    • # Lynn

      Looks fantastic...I think you did AMAZING especially considering the low light and movement. Love that last shot of the two of you :))

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    • # Ole Kristian Valle

      Very interesting, and I agree, it sounds like fun.
      I have one of the Russian babushka dolls at home. My mother bought it on a travel in Sovjet in the late 80's
      Nice images!

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