Jez

This is Jez, a guide at the Weald and Downland museum. As well as giving talks, he was playing the bagpipes. I asked him why he was doing this as I thought bagpipes were Scottish. He had obviously been asked this question before as he explained that bagpipes were a very ancient form of musical instrument throughout the western world. They have been seen on ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, and were referred to in The Canterbury Tales, written about 1380.
After telling me all this information, including that bagpipes have even been made from half a goat, I asked Jez if he would mind me taking a photo of him, and he very kindly obliged.
Great photo and thank you for the explanation. That museum is quite near to me and we go there a couple of times a year, as it's always so interesting.
posted April 21st, 2017  
Well done for getting such a good, natural portrait. Interesting history too.
posted April 21st, 2017  
Another wonderful stranger portrait Sue, you have captured him in lovely light, colour and detail:)
posted April 21st, 2017  
@josiegilbert I agree it is a very interesting museum, quite unique I should think
posted April 21st, 2017  
@megpicatilly Thanks, I am getting a lot braver!
posted April 21st, 2017  
@pcoulson Thanks Peter, I must admit that you inspired me to take 'stranger' photos, so thank you
posted April 21st, 2017  
A lovely portrait. I have taken lots of people photos since starting 365. It is great to get in conversation with people you don't know. You tend to learn so much from them.
posted April 21st, 2017  
happy smile and very cool hat
posted April 22nd, 2017  
Looks like a very friendly fellow!
posted April 22nd, 2017  
Great bit of information about the bagpipes. Great capture of this happy looking man too.
posted April 22nd, 2017  
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