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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Hare Krishna


So, its just few days before Christmas. Sydney is full of Christmas decorations. One can hear the carols performed by various musicians almost on every corner. There is Santa Claus or two too. People are doing their last minute present shopping. Out of nowhere a “Hare Krishna” chant is heard. It intensifies as the group of very colourful and obviously happy group of Hare Krishna followers pass me in the street. They look fantastic in their vivid outfits, performing a well rehearsed routine. Hare Krishna and Jingle Bells all combined together – just another day in Sydney.

Aboriginal man playing didgeridoo


There is something magical in the low, re-vibrating sounds of the didgeridoo. Culturally the aboriginal music has no parallel. Human voice, amplified and modified by an empty log of timber.

Give this music half a chance and it will incredibly grow on you. It’s descriptive as the sounds often imitate animal sounds. The underlying tempo can be captivating, almost like in trance music. In fact, many new age aboriginal musicians create a perfect fusion between modern dance beats and the sounds of didgeridoo.