Sunday, October 5, 2008

Nuit Blanche

Last night was Toronto's Nuit Blanche. It's an "all night contemporary art thing." It does sometimes border on pretensious, but usually there are some cool exhibits. Mel and I took it on like pros, and ended up walking over 11 kms around the city. It was chilly and crowded and the transit ride home sucked, but there was some really cool art and a great atmosphere, thousands of people taking over the city for a night to experience the same thing. Here are my highlights.

Mel and I weren't too sure what this exhibit was all about.

I was being a creeper in an alley.

A pig head on a stick... a little Lord of the Flies... I'm fairly certain it was real.

Photos of people moving, they were really cool.

A faux-snowman on the railroad bridge. Don't jump, buddy! Winter will come soon enough!

Lit up stairs that lead to nowhere under the train bridge.

These are oil barrels with letters on them, must have taken FOREVER!

I am tying my wish onto one of Yoko Ono's wish trees!

Yoko Ono's "Imagine Peace"... I think they were dropping stuff from a crane, I missed that though.

We walked forever! This was near the end of our journey, I think it is fitting.

So, overall, Nuit Blanche was an awesome but tiring night. There was a lot we didn't see... but with the amount of walking we did, I don't think I could have handled much more! If you're in the Toronto area and didn't go to it, I strongly reccomend you go next year.


Anonymous said...

Wow. That is so cool! I should suggest it to the New Plymouth District Council!
Although maybe a little bit shorter would be nice...

Anonymous said...

Ah.. Lord of the Flies.. brings me back to high school. That book is crazy. Very fun and cute blog.. I have to say. =)