Friday, February 1, 2008

Dunedin, Florida: City Daily Photo Theme Day!

Welcome to Theme Day in the City Daily Photo Community. Today is February 1st, and the theme is "What Your City Is Known For". I struggled just a little on this, trying to narrow it down. So I am posting two today. I hope you enjoy them.
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Dunedin, Florida: City Of Dunedin Pipe Band Kilts Bagpipes It's for real! The City of Dunedin Pipe Band is the real deal. And what a sound! I was fortunate to catch this group practicing near City Hall on a recent weekend. So I was able to take a more informal photo of them. It is an amazing thing to see and hear a real live, seriously competent Pipe Band. If you get the chance, don't miss it!

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Dunedin, Florida: Downtown Dunedin Entrance Main Street Visitor Center This is the other thing that Dunedin seems to be well known for... their wonderful, engaging downtown area. The City of Dunedin has worked hard to create a inviting and welcoming downtown area. The Downtown Merchants Association also work hard to make this wonderful downtown experience a reality.

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  1. Well! There you are, learn something every day. Are you twinned with Dunedin , New Zealand?

  2. A pipe band! Whodathunkit! You really surprised me with this one, Wayne. Lovely tartans too.

    Enjoy the theme day :).

  3. Quite a surprise to see bagpipers in Florida. Very nice!

    Port Angeles Daily Photo

  4. aah, now I know!
    thanks for the two photos!

    wish I could hear the pipe band play :)

  5. Well, I never! ;-)
    Suprising...and fun choice!
    Too bad we can't hear the band :-(

  6. They were probably deported from Scotland for playing in a public place. Can you imagine explaining bagpipes to an alien? "Well, we get this animal's stomach, shove a few sticks in it, blow in one and squeeze the air out the others". Is it any wonder it sounds like it does? The original purpose was in war to strike fear into the hearts of the enemy. I say it does a good job.

  7. I thought I was in New Zealand for a moment. Nice one! didn't know this at all but with the name...of course.

  8. A pipe band! How interesting. I would love to hear them!

    And, I would really like to visit Dunedin if I ever can find time when I visit the kid!!!

  9. I think of the other Dunedin in Kiwi land haha..

    Great pipes there!

    Happy Theme Day!

  10. great! it was so nice today to see all these things!

  11. I love your pipers. I didn't know you had them in Florida!

  12. You have a very lovely and interesting city. I would love to hear the band!

  13. Great shots! Bagpipes and Florida are a juxtaposition of themes - I love it!

  14. We also have bagpipers here in Maui, Hawaii. Happy Theme Day!

  15. A pipe band, how great! Your downtown does look fun. Some day I hope to visit.

  16. I LOVE bagpipers....great picture.

  17. what a neat group to have hailing from your hometown.

  18. I love your photos! Would love to listen to the band and explore downtown.

    A Pinay In England
    The Goddess In You
    Norwich Daily Photo

  19. I didn't get around much on Theme Day but I still want to visit and send my regards. The concept of the Pipe Band is Florida intrigues me!

  20. wow! those kilts are cute...very unique presentation of your City! good day!

  21. Happy belated theme day ... I would have thought your photo would have been of a sunset or the ocean. However, I really like the "welcoming downtown area" photo.


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