kites in my mind

I have been there twice, and all I can remember is the wind, why aren’t we flying ?

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Valerie Govig writes on the magazine Kite Lines :

“Scheveningen is a blessed beach. The strand runs long and wide beside the resort city, filled with shopping attractions (from Gucci leathers to Tex- Mex food), hotels and restaurants in all sizes and flavors, plus amusements such as the wave pool and the Kurhaus casino. Tidy gardens please the eye and pat- terned brick dwellings wear lace cur- tains and flower boxes at every window. Pavilions on the beach offer snacks and sunbathing behind glass wind-screens. A pier and a promenade invite swarms of walkers and bicyclers. But without the kites we would not be here. As for the wind-well, here is where you come to throw away your excuses. Almost anything will fly in this environment. ”

“For the afternoon, the world’s largest kite is “on” and receives similar attention. The kite seems to involve nearly everyone Gerard knows, people in teams running to and fro handling the three clusters of bridles. The kite starts to rise, then rolls inside out on itself and folds up on the sand. This happens several times. The wind seems not to be right for it today. ”

 

photographs by Jasques Fissier.found at Kite-Lines-v6-1

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