Thursday, February 04, 2010

Sydney's turn is here for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The pageant was last seen in the 'colony' in 2005.
Tattoo:  a signal on a drum etc, at night, for soldiers or sailors to retire to their quarters;  an outdoor military pageant or display. From Dutch taptoe, lit., the tap (is) to, i.e. the taproom is shut. (From Macquarie Dictionary)
Tattoo: the act of marking the skin with indelible patterns, pictures. Earlier tattow, from Polynesian tatau.(From Macquarie Dictionary)
Post card: A pipe band in Princes Street. Edinburgh. Taken long ago. 'A view of the world famous thoroughfare from the North British Hotel.  In the forefront is seen the Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band on the march.  Prominent in the picture is the Scott Monument'.