Today I am beginning a series on Glowfair, a street festival in mid-June that has been taking place here in Ottawa for the last few years. A section of Bank Street downtown gets shut down over the Friday and Saturday of one weekend, with art, music, buskers, educational displays, and other activities offered along the section. I photographed extensively, and while most of my shots were taken in the evenings, not all of them were. Rather than go chronologically, I'm going thematically, so you'll note different light in the sky during these posts.
A large wall had already been painted for the occasion.
Exercise classes- yoga or stationary biking, as you see below, were regularly being held throughout the weekend.
The Canada Science And Technology Museum, which I have mentioned in passing (and haven't yet visited in all the time I've been here) had a tent set up with some activities. A video camera with thermal viewing settings was set up; I'm on the screen at the left side of the shot. They also had a ball of coloured light.
During the day, a chess game was set up outside one of the shops (which sells board games) with oversized chess pieces for people to play games with.
This was set up for photo ops.
A section of the street had been set up with flooring for rollerskating. It was busy quite often when I passed through.
Planet Botanix is a wellness shop along this stretch of Bank Street, and outside their doors they had palm reading and fortune telling tables set up. I thought some of the paraphenalia made for an interesting composition.
These were set up from a framework on the street, and were quite popular throughout the event for photo ops. I'll have more of them to come.
Another popular photo op spot were these trees- artificial, of course- illuminated with various lights.