In Motion….

“Let others play at other things, the king of games is still the game of kings” – verse on stone tablet, Gilgit, Pakistan

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Another photo from our visit to Barbados in 2014.  While touring around, we happened on a polo match in play.  Hopping out of the car and we stood with the other spectators to watch for a while.

It was fascinating – both the game and the interaction of the fans.  My boys were keen to try to figure out the game, whereas I found it a very cool place to people watch.  The spectators set up their folding camp chairs and coolers along the field line, just as I would do at one of my kids’ soccer games.  The difference was, these folks were sipping champagne from glass flutes.

It is certainly a game in motion.  When those ponies (horses?) came thundering by you knew it. According to the rules of the game, there are four players on a team.  Numbers 1-2 are traditionally attacking, 3 is mid-field and 4 is Defense.  However, as the sport is so fluid there are no definite positions.  That fact kind of tells you all you need to know.  Fast-paced and thundering.

It was a brilliant experience!!

Weekly Photo Challenge – Motion

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5 thoughts on “In Motion….

  1. LifestyleswithLia April 28, 2015 / 12:14 pm

    Gorgeous motion shot ! I can imagine it was a unique sight to see… Kind of like a soccer game only with champagne!!!

    • JanetRimmington April 28, 2015 / 11:01 pm

      Thank you! It was a little surreal. (Imagine the 5 of us spilling out of the teeny rental car trying to look cool at a polo pitch – or is that field? Haha) a truely unexpected pleasure. And probably a once in a lifetime one – for us.

      • LifestyleswithLia April 29, 2015 / 1:07 am

        Oh, yes sounds indeed surreal! I’m glad you experienced it…Perhaps indeed just once in a lifetime!
        PS: Hope you’re doing well. How’s the weather? NYC is finally thawing out and cherry blossoms are blooming. Thank goodness the winter is gone(?)
        All my very best to you!
        Cheers!
        *Lia

      • JanetRimmington April 30, 2015 / 10:34 am

        Cherry blossoms! Yay! Winter just does not want to leave us here, it seems. Temps below normal…..Still the odd flake in the air…… Or “sn-ain” (mix of snow & rain) 😉 But, it’s coming – the peepers (little frogs) started peeping last night. Music! Happy, happy!

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