Monday, October 5, 2009

A Free All-Night Contemporary Art Thing

I attended this year’s Nuit Blanche along with fellow flickrites, Jude, Scott, Ron, Rick and Jeff. While I had been to this dusk-to-dawn event a couple times in the past, I had always gone solo and it was a welcome change to see it in a group. We met up around 7:00 pm at a downtown coffee shop before we took off into the night. We covered a lot of ground, a number of installations and ended the evening at some funky chicken shawarma joint near Richmond and Spadina.

Soon afterwards, we parted ways on Queen Street where I attempted to catch a streetcar home. You'd think the streetcars would be fairly quiet around 1:30 am but that wasn't the case with most cars filled beyond capacity and few and far between. I eventually ducked down to King and caught a short-turned streetcar over to Parliament where I was then able to walk up to Queen and catch another streetcar. Needless to say, I slept well and didn’t get to look at my shots until the following evening. I may post a few more over the next few days. Thanks Jude for organizing a great event and I look forward to next year’s Nuit Blanche.

1 comment:

  1. Ahh... New City Hall! It brings back many memories... I spent a week in Toronto in 1996 and arrived late at night (I was staying near Spadina) It was pretty cold and wet the night I arrived, but the next morning I took the metro and emerged at New City Hall. Sunrise, clear blue skies, and a small a-capella group singing by the fountain! Canada!