Story behind the photograph
Blue Mountains most visited town, Katoomba and its beautiful scenery, as well as relatively cheap housing, attracts an alternative and eccentric subculture. Poets, artists, old hippies and eccentric characters are numerous, and the town hosts a well known midwinter festival featuring their talents. Winter Solstice Festival is a vibrant celebration of humanity and it is the biggest street party in Australia.
I have missed this year’s festival due to professional commitments but visit the town on any day and you will meet the colourful people of the region.
I have met this gentleman while having Belgian waffles with my family.