Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Creative Challenge 253: Instrument



Street musician performing on a type of hammer harp-dulcimer, downtown Nuremberg, Germany. I was told that these musicians are often travelling Gypsies. View other entries here.

12 comments:

Belita Isabel Janeira said...

Nice shot! Most probably he was from Hungary as that instrument is a mainstay in the music of the Hungarian gypsies...
Thanks for your visit!

Ma said...

Street musicians make things interesting!

Danette said...

that does look like a huge dulcimer of some sort...I bet it sounds wonderful
on a side note...check out the white shoes :)

Dim Lamp said...

Thanks for your visits and comments Danette, Ma, and Belita.

Yes it was a lovely sounding instrument. Good observation Danette to see those shoes. :-)

I didn't realise that is a mainstay instrument of the Hungarian gypsies Belita, thanks for that information.

MitchyLR said...

Great shot!! Certainly not an instrument you see commonly used with street musicians. I'd love to have heard it!!

Pat Gerber-Relf said...

Very interesting photo. I think it is called a "Hackbrett" in Switzerland.

Pat Gerber-Relf said...

I think it is called a "Hackbrett" in German

Dim Lamp said...

Thanks Mitch and Pat. Yes MitchyLR, the sound was quite inspiring. Hackbrett, I'll try to remember that Pat.

Linda Scott said...

Street musicians are very common here in the states, particularly New Orleans ,Louisiana....though not this delightful instrument. Wonderful Photo!

Dim Lamp said...

Yes, I've heard about New Orleans. Many fine musicians down there.

tesstruhartz said...

A great picture to go with the theme,

Dim Lamp said...

I thought so, thanks tesstruhartz.