Toronto: Nuit Blanche

Every year Toronto closes down streets in the downtown core area and artists from all over the world set up installations. Nuit Blanche is a contemporary public art project that happens one night a year in different cities around the world. From sunset to sunrise, the dark Toronto streets get lit up and transformed into a weird and whimsical world. The theatrical carnival of light, sound, and kept the population entertained. This year, even though the weather was chilly, people still came out in droves and the streets were flooded with pedestrians.

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Photo of the Week: Lit Up

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Nuit Blanche is a contemporary all-night art festival that happens in many major cities across the world.  My visit to Canada for a friend’s wedding happened to coincide with this event, so I was excited to bundle up and wander the cold streets of Toronto checking out the public art installations. I was surprised and overwhelmed by the amount of people that poured into the downtown core area all with the same idea.  The streets were alive with light, sound, and people creating a festive atmosphere.

This photo was taken in front of an H&M store on Queen Street whose facade was lit up as part of an art exhibit. The mesmerizing glow drew in people. I decided to try the technique of taking a picture within a picture, using my cellphone.  Check back next week for a more posts from Toronto.

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My New York: Summer Streets

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Everyone came out for Summer Streets

I need to take a break from writing about Peru, so it’s time for another New York post. There are many positives and negatives about living in the city.  On one hand, the summer can be unbearable with the oppressive heat. On the other hand, there are plenty of free summer activities to choose from, ranging from free  movies by the waterfront to free concerts in the park.  When we are around on the weekend, we try to make the most of it. Continue reading