Photographer's Note

If, like me, you're a lover of classical music, you might be tempted to go to enjoy Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" but perhaps not quite as it had just been performed here in Edinburgh's High Street during Festival time.

A hilarious "spoof" performance had just taken place in the crowded street and, to add to the "reality" of the performance, the "dancers" were regularly drenched with water thrown by spectators. Here, after the performance, we see a little group of young "ballerinas" relaxing and trying to dry off.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe ("The Fringe") is the World's largest arts festival, with the 2013 event spanning 25 days totalling over 2,695 shows from 47 countries in 279 venues. Established in 1947 as an alternative to the Edinburgh International Festival, it takes place alongside the more formal Festival during the month of August. As well as formal performances in different venues, the streets of central Edinburgh are filled with entertainers including magicians, jugglers, musicians, acrobats - and ballet dancers too!

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