A reminder to members of City Daily Photo: the theme day for September is Photographing the Photographer.
Buskerfest is our annual event featuring a collection of buskers throughout the first weekend of August. It takes place on Sparks Street, a block south of Parliament Hill, and always features a variety of performers. Today I have several buskers for you at once. The first busker I'm showing is one who was here last year. Pancho Libre is a gymnast busker whose final part of the act has him perched high on a pole above the crowd. Here, he's up against the reflective surface of the CD Howe Building, with the Wellington Building and the Confederation Block of Parliament Hill reflected in its glass.
Up the street, a busker by the name of Mat Ricardo was in the midst of his act when I came through, having had wrangled one of the onlooking kids into the show.
Another act present this year was the escape artist Rob Collins. I caught him briefly entertaining quite a crowd.
An aerialist trio, Hercinia Arts, was just getting their act started here on the last morning of the festival.
And I came across another act on the last day of the festival. Zap Circus (there were a lot of circus named acts this year) had roped in a couple of onlookers into their act.