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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Mermaid

It's interesting to consider how persistent is the idea of human/animal combinations. I am tempted to cite the "current" fad of vampires except that it is not really current so much as ongoing. In film, one only needs to look at Nosferatu (1922) and the dozens (if not hundreds) of vampire films that followed. Right now we have the Twilight series which features both vampires and werewolves. Humans may assume other animal forms in other cultures. In West Africa the leopard is often the chosen form of black magic or juju priests. The combination is not always dark and horrible - here on the Inner Harbour Causeway we have a charming mermaid. This is Hilarie Ann Higgins who performs with her accordian as the Mesmerizing Mermaid.

5 comments:

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great photo and what fun entertainment.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Steffe said...

Oh, a mermaid. I've never understood the fascination for vampire movies, I usually fall asleep when I try to watch them!

J Bar said...

Great shot.
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JoJo said...

That's great!! I love her costume! I'd definitely toss some money into the kitty.

Budding Lotus said...

What a beautiful being..a mermaid in her robes of watery expanse...an angel of the oceans...a dreamer of the dream...
ahhh thank you for being such a beauty8***