Saturday, October 04, 2014

Busy Day

Free Poutine/Poutine Eating Contest

I walked downtown to visit the camera store to buy a UV filter for my camera blimp project.  On the way I stumbled upon a poutine eating contest at Yonge and Dundas.  Smoke's poutine was celebrating it's fifth year in business.  To celebrate they were giving away free poutine in one area and having an eating contest in another.

Group against the ivory trade

Right next to the all you can eat potato extravaganza was a march to increase awareness of the ivory trade.  I always wondered who these walks were aimed at.  It's a weekend.  Not a lot of people were really paying attention with the exception of waiting for them to pass.  I wondered if there was a more efficient way to help the rhinos.  I like the idea of getting up off your couch or office chair and actually doing something real, more real then clicking a 'like' button.  I somehow felt that the message these people were trying to spread wasn't getting received.

Second Outing

The Sony 95mm UV filter came out to about $400.00.  It's a lot of money for a small round piece of glass.  Included was a nice white pouch with a magnetic clip. Insert "wooo" here.

From the camera store I took transit back home and napped.  When I came to it was around 6:00pm and I was on my way to meet some friends for dinner.

Nuit Blanche

On Queen and John there was this dinosaur like installation.  Some sky lifts with potted plants.  I thought it was neat.  After dinner Tony and I walked down to the Tiff building where they had HAL 9000 take your photo.  The photo showed up on a URL but I still don't have it.  My photo will probably show up in a newsletter for TIFF or some such thing.  Meh.

It's HAL 9000

Virus testers...

Tony gets tested

INFECTED...  has to report to Nathan Phillips Square by midnight.

Window displays

The Virus gathering

15 minutes past midnight still nothing happening

It's cold and still nothing happening...

Adam photo bombing; what he does best.

Look it's Mia Culprit ala TORD

Posing on a dark street

Adam and his bike

self-portrait.  I look pissed off.

The Maze

The best installation of the night (that I saw)

Gosia (on the right) with her cousin

Musical elves

Light up art

Aly at the Lakeview

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