Sunday, May 26, 2013

Retro Festival at Hermitage Garden

Stumbled upon this event today when meeting up with a friend at the Hermitage Garden to celebrate her son's graduation from high school in the US. They couldn't be there, so we fêted him here! 

There was a retro ('40s) festival wrapping up, complete with record vendors, music, art, dancing, and food. It looked like a lot of fun! Retro events are popular here; there's such nostalgia about the victory in World War II. Another neat event this spring was a a retro bike parade with all participants in costume. Even "retro"-style bikes are popular on a regular basis.

Everyone at this table was in costume... Even the guys in military attire... Love the handbag!

This little girl and her mom weren't there in costume (at least, I really don't think so). It's not uncommon to run into people here dressed as if there has been a sudden time warp, and you wouldn't be able to place them in the proper decade...

The Dante bust that was donated by the Italian government.

The dance floor, after the dance part had wrapped up... A few people were still dancing, though, to Ella Fitzgerald.

There was also a car exhibit. These are all vintage "GAZ" models. The crazy thing is that you can run into cars that don't look so different from the blue one on the left in everyday life! Those old Russian cars just go and go and go and go...


Tina in CT said...

Looks like it was a fun event. Good that you and Lena ran into it.

Annie said...

Gosh, how wonderful! Wouldn't I have loved that?! Thank you so much for sharing!