Sunday, August 5, 2018

Steampunk And Good Dogs

I left off yesterday with a hint of today. Performers were in place during Glowfair at this spot, collectively called Majinx. Their equipment was decidedly of the steampunk style, that mix of 19th century style and retro-tech that's popular in some science fiction. This woman, for instance, had tech wings as part of her outfit, and was posing for passersby who would sit in the machine beside her.

Her partner manned a movable booth, doing card tricks and other gimmicks for onlookers.

The machine with its intricate decorations and throwback sensibility was something worth photographing in and of itself.

A street magician was one of the other buskers regularly performing during the festival.

For a different kind of performance, a group called Iron X Fitness had set up a pole as a part of what they were up to- they would have also been behind the fitness classes I've previously shown. This woman, part of the group, looked quite at ease. Contrast this with the few guys who made an attempt at this, and they didn't look anywhere near as composed.

I saw quite a number of dogs out with their humans during Glowfair. This one caught my eye.

This pup was the subject of much attention. Eurasier is the name of the breed, and he or she was just lapping up the attention, pretty much ignoring the fire tricks of a busker down the street.


  1. Love when you post about the fairs. You live in a wonderful city.
    That last gud dug is just adorable.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. Lots of interesting entertainers and that Eurasier dog is lovely.

  3. Interesting performances and the movable booth and machine were great. I loved the dogs. Eurasier is a breed I am not familiar with.

  4. Gostei daquelas "máquinas".
    Um abraço e bom Domingo apesar das temperaturas escaldantes.

    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa

  5. I love it when you show photos of people. The steampunk style component is fabulous.
    On another note, do you have any idea when Lowell is coming back (Ocala, FL)?


  6. I am sure the dogs loved their outing with their humans! hahahaha

  7. I’ve never seen that breed of dog before. Pretty!

  8. Hello, looks like fun. The dogs are all cuties. Glad they are well behaved. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

  9. @Parsnip: the last doggies just loved the attention.

    @Rosemary: it was quite an event.

    @Denise: I wasn't familiar either.

    @Tom: indeed!

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Marianne: thank you.

    @Janis: no idea. He'll be back when he's back.

    @Catarina: there were lots of wagging tails.

    @Marie: very pretty.

    @Eileen: thanks!

  10. Oh that made me smile William, the attention loving dog is definitely giving the fire throwing busker the cold shoulder ☺ The buskers in the first shots have some amazing and complicated equipment for their gig!

  11. That's a lively jumpin place.

  12. That strange machine is truly a work of art. It certainly has all the bells and whistles and lots of lights and switches tool. I love that bulldog.

  13. A wonderful and entertaining event!

  14. Nice photos of the events. Looks like a lot of entertainment was enjoyed by the people. I love seeing those dogs, they're cute.

  15. What a wonderful bunch of photos, William. I love the cool sci-fi machine. :-)

  16. @Beth: it was.

    @Grace: they certainly did evoke steampunk!

    @Red: indeed!

    @Sharon: it does!

    @Marleen: I enjoyed it.

    @Bill: they were!

    @DJan: so do I.

  17. Fun photos. Boxer dog attitudes resemble cat attitudes, only boxers are more attentive.

  18. Looks like fun was had by all. Great shots.

  19. So it really was a dog show after all. :-)

  20. This festival looks quite fun, but the dogs look even better! lol

  21. So much fun to see various performances. The pole performance is impressive! It must require much strength!
    The woofies are very cute :-)

  22. This event looks like a lot of fun, William, and I enjoyed seeing the photos in this post and the previous one. Thanks too for your comments on my blog posts about our continuing cross country road trip. I have fallen behind in commenting on fellow bloggers posts because of a lack of time. Hope to return on a more regular basis in a couple of weeks as we expect to be back in NH by Sept.

  23. More fun! Good athletes can certainly make things look effortless, can't they?
    Love the little dog. I haven't heard of that breed. Very cute.

  24. What a fun time for all ~ so creative too! Love the 2 dogs ~ they always steal the show for animal lovers!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  25. You see so much in the streets! Such diverse characters!

  26. Oh, such fun! I absolutely LOVE this kind of street fair...and those contraptions, wow.

  27. Really looks like so much fun; I especially love the steampunk one.

  28. I love the dog...and the fair!

  29. My mom likes steampunk things lol! She'd like this part of the event!

  30. Definitely steampunk and very cool!

  31. Very interesting to see all of your photographs, great event.

    All the best Jan

  32. @Maywyn: I can relate!

    @Barbara: it was fun.

    @Bill: so do I.

    @Revrunner: indeed.

    @RedPat: very much so.

    @Michelle: I agree.

  33. @Tamago: thanks!

    @Beatrice: you're welcome.

    @Kay: I agree.

    @Carol: they do.

    @Jennifer: definitely.

    @Pat: they were impressive.

  34. @Sallie: it was a blast.

    @Norma: thanks!

    @Jenn: it was quite something to see.

    @Jeanie: very much so.

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Klara: definitely!