Beer, Morris, St George and a Levantine lass

On Wednesday last I ventured into Lewisham to drink a few beers, celebrate St George’s Day and watch the Blackheath Morris Men dance outside the Jolly Farmers. The day started had started off with heavy rain and dark clouds hanging at just above head height. But early in the afternoon the clouds lifted, and by the time the festivities began it was a lovely clear spring evening.

I took some photos of the dancing, but forgot to up the ISO setting on my camera. The result was overlong exposures and a lot of blurred shots. But I did get a few passable pictures, three of which are shown here. Click on the previews to open windows with images at a higher resolution.

Francis Sedgemore - St George's Day Morris dancing in Lewisham, 23 April 2008 (1) Francis Sedgemore - St George's Day Morris dancing in Lewisham, 23 April 2008 (2) Francis Sedgemore - St George's Day Morris dancing in Lewisham, 23 April 2008 (3)

The young lady is from Israel, and as you can see she is very photogenic. How appropriate it was that the dance maiden on St George’s Day should hail from the Levant. עם ישראל חי