Thursday, June 2, 2011

2011 Greenville Scottish Games

2011 Greenville Scottish Games

The Greenville Scottish Games were held this year on Saturday, May 28 at Furman University. This was the second year in a row that I volunteered to photograph the games for them. Unlike last year where I was predominately charged with following Prince Edward, I was able to take in the games at my own pace. Both approaches were interesting and fun. However, this year I got to see and experience more of the games than I did last year. I also didn't have to run backwards near as much as I did last year while follow Prince Edward. ;-)

This photograph is the main field which is surrounded by the clans' tents and the review stand. Paris Mountain is visible in the background. I thought that the overall view was reminiscent of photographs that I've seen of the Scottish Highlands. Granted, the Highlands don't usually get temperatures around 95 degrees F with near 100% humidity. Still, it seemed an appropriate view of the games' character.

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Pixel Peeper said...

I just clicked through ALL of your pictures of the Greenville Scottish Games (all 374 of them) and, wow - what a day that must have been. What an assortment of characters! I wonder what the gentleman in the suit jacket was thinking... I remember one of my coworkers in Lexington was of Scottish heritage and once wore his kilt to work (I gave him lots of credit for being so gutsy) - however, I didn't see him in any of your pictures.

Just wondering what they served for food...haggis?

Craig Lee said...

Thanks, Pixel.

The food vendors have quite a variety of offerings. There are a couple "English" and "Scottish" vendors with thinks like meat pies, bridies, fish & chips, etc. There is also an "American" cuisine vendor where you can get hot dogs, hamburger and the like. Plus, there are drink stands scattered all over the grounds too help keep people hydrated in the heat.