Friday, August 1, 2014

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Take Away Store

The first of each month brings City Daily Photo bloggers together for a theme day. For the first day of August, the theme is Take Away Store. You can find other examples of the theme by clicking here.

I have taken some liberties with the theme. As retail happens at this event, money exchanges hands, and things are taken away, it qualifies for the occasion. In the Glebe each summer, at some point in June, an art festival takes place in Central Park on the east side of Bank Street, with artists displaying their skills and selling to interested customers. I have photographed the park from here before; check out earlier views.

Painters, photographers, sculptors, jewelry designers, glassblowers, and even bakeries set up shop here for the weekend, and the crowds come out.

It all nestles nicely into the park. The festival has grown in recent years, crowding into the east side of the park. Inevitably they're going to have to start setting up over in the park extension on the west side of the street.

I have more from this tomorrow.


  1. This is a subject I was heading towards in the them till I got sidetracked.

  2. What a brilliant market William, lots to tempt one here :)

  3. Love those markets, can't resist to visit them.

  4. I like your take on the theme! It's interesting but when I read the theme my mind went immediately to food and places like McDonalds. But you have the broader vision! :)

  5. Another reason why I love summer. Deb

  6. @Birdman: I'd initially thought of another idea altogether, but this felt more appropriate.

    @Grace: there are so many different choices in art styles here.

    @Bieb: I enjoy them as well.

    @Jane and Chris: they're well worth visiting.

    @MB: thank you!

    @Lowell: from what I've already seen, a lot of people did go with food!

    @Tanya: thanks!

    @Deb: this weekend tends to be quite a summer tradition for me. They scheduled it on a weekend that I had a bit more time, too.

  7. It does look like fun! We have several art festivals each summer and they do look a lot like yours.

  8. Yes it works, and oh boy could I take away so many different things from that store!
    Have a terrific weekend!

  9. Looks like a lot of fun! Something I'd love to visit :)

  10. The glassblowers would definitely add interest to the festival.

  11. Something I would definitely like!

  12. Those are always fun to go to. I like to talk to the local artists and see all of the one-of-a-kind goodies!

  13. These are always great places to spend an afternoon. and since I'm hungry, I'm glad you are not showing more food ;)

  14. We have lots of these on the island. Nearly every month we have an arts/crafts festival, an antique festival, or other markets set up for the tourists. I love going to them!

  15. @Judy: it's a great way for artists to get out there and meet the public.

    @Tex: I wondered, considering how many people went with food for the theme!

    @Anita: thank you!

    @Meradeth: it is fun.

    @RedPat: thank you!

    @Revrunner: that's one artistic skill that remains a mystery to me.

    @VP: lots of people come out for this each year, so a good many people agree with you.

    @Ciel: thank you!

    @Krisztina: I like that too.

    @Hamilton: what with all of the food being shown in other takes on the theme, it helps to have something different.

    @Cheryl: we have others here as well, but this is the biggest one I can think of in the city.

  16. I love to go to a festival like this one, so much variety there.

  17. I think this is a great interpretation of the theme!

  18. Take-away certainly does not have to focus on food. Art fairs are a perfect place to find some unusual items to take away!

  19. Looks like fun, especially if the weather cooperates.

  20. Those are lots of fun when the weather is close to perfect.

  21. @Marleen: and with good weather, it brings out a lot of people.

    @Stuart: thank you!

    @Parsnip: thanks!

    @Kate: these rate as unusual.

    @Kay: that can be the key. This year the weather behaved.

    @Mari: I've seen years when there was rain. The art and artists are sheltered, but it doesn't make for much fun.

  22. It's good to see summer leafing out so fully.

  23. I enjoy these things very much. Enjoyed your photos too. Thanks William, have a great weekend.

  24. Get me a. . . . .

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

  25. Great location for an art fair.

  26. A nice and interesting interpretation for this theme, William !

  27. Wonderful! Love your way of thinking...! Great shots of what I am sure is a super place to visit.

  28. So many festivals, so little time!

  29. @ODP: it is indeed.

    @Jack: I think so too.

    @Denise: you're welcome.

    @Cloudia: one of everything?

    @Zosia: it is indeed.

    @Karl: thank you.

    @Lauren: thanks!

    @Jennifer: true.