December 1, 2018 – Field Trip: “Scottish Festival” – Alexandria, VA

Stan Bysshe_OldTown Scotts

Our December field trip will be December 1 in Old Town Alexandria. We’ll start with the Scottish Walk, a holiday parade that’s an Alexandria tradition, with the tartans of Scottish Clans, the  stirring sound of Scottish bagpipes and drums, Scottish dancers, reenactment groups, Scottie dogs, dignitaries, classic cars, Santa Claus, and much more.” The parade begins at St. Asaph and Wolfe Streets in Old Town (photo opportunities abound as the groups get organized) and ends at Market Square. In addition to the parade itself, this is an excellent opportunity for street  photography, especially for those who are somewhat intimidated by asking people if we can photograph them. The parade starts at 11:00am though the staging area will be active well before that. 

After the parade, we’ll meet at Mia’s Italian Kitchen at the base of King Street at 1:00pm; we have a reservation upstairs.

The day will conclude with the Holiday Boat Parade of Lights. The parade itself begins at 5:30pm at the waterfront; there are events planned at the Torpedo Factory during the afternoon. Night  photography skills can be practices or enhanced!

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