12 September, 2010

Sundays In My City: Festival of the Winds

At the beginning of spring every year the Festival of the Winds kite festival is held at Bondi Beach.   This year hundreds of kites ranging from tiny home-made paper kites to huge flying octopus battled for air space on a beautiful spring day.

Everywhere I looked were kids running along the beach trying to get there kites to fly. So many dads were reluctant to give up control of their kite to the kids once they had finally managed to get them airborne.  Seems is wasn't just a day for the kids.

Flying Octopus
Giant kites dominated the air.

Dueling Kites
Two kites dances in the sky in tandem.

Felix the Cat
Felix the cat struggled to get in the air.

Kite Fail
Some kites were not so successful.

Bondi Sunset
Bondi Beach sunset.

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  1. I wish I had've known about this! Looks like lots of fun.

  2. Despite the little green kite looking so sad and alone in the sand, it looks like a fantastic day at the beach. Did Felix ever fly?

  3. drx - I don't think it was well advertised this year. I only found out it was on yesterday.

    myrelish - Felix went a little higher but I think he may have been more of a wind sock than a kite.

  4. Oh wow, what a picture perfect occasion. Thanks for sharing. I am actually green with envy!!!

    Take care. xxx

  5. Seeing all those kites flying must have been amazing! Fabulous colors!

    The last shot of the city beyond the beach is gorgeous! I really like how you framed the shot.

  6. Oh how cool these shots are. Love the kite designs. It's always so much fun to fly kites. And, that beach at Sunset is spectacular. Great shots.

  7. Getting kites that big to fly so high is so exciting! They're beautiful. And so is the beach at sunset. Thanks for sharing,
    Happy SIMC, jj

  8. Lovely day at the beach. Makes me want to break out in song: "Let's go fly a kite. Up to the highest heights! Let's go fly a kite!" LOL

  9. Stopping by from Unknown Mami's Love these photo's!!! Felix was the best:)

  10. There is something so joyful about a sky full of kites.

  11. How fun! Of course I would enjoy any excuse to be at the beach!

  12. What amazing kites. The look so alive.

  13. I love Bondi. We used to go there on a hot summers night and eat icecream and paddle after finishing work at midnight

  14. Wow you captured those shots perfectly! I just love them!!

  15. I've never been very good at kite flying - mine float along sort of like Felix! I do enjoy watching kites in the sky - I bet it was fun.

    Kristin _ The Goat
    via SIMC

  16. wonderful fun....i love bondi beach...i used to love jumping out of bed and diving in for a swim in the mornings (i lived on the north end)