What a night out, last night was. I decided to go explore the city, because it was that one night of the year when my frugal self and my art loving self can collide. I absolutely love Nuite Blanche. I love getting out and enjoying the sights, the people and of course the art.
My night began here grabbing a map and program a little early..I had to plan it, right. It was a cool, blustery eve so wanted to make the most of the night so of course this mom dressed right.
Loved the paparazzi bots, here it is doing its thing. I even had my picture taken, the bot looks for a smile I have been told.
Slip stream at the Eaton Center was beautiful at twilight. the mall was already cazy packed and it was still early in the night.
Cardiac combustion on Queen Street was a pleasant find, I sat there and simply listened and watched.
Headed over to Nathan Phillip square for the Flight Path and Flight school but even early in the evening there was a huge line. So moved on.
Headed down to the Free Shop, this was the only place I stood in line. I waited ever so patiently to meet the artist Basil Alzeri.
Why is it that we have so much attachment to our stuff? After waiting and actually choosing something I wanted from his store of all his life’s possessions, I chose a beautiful pink Sari that he had handpicked in the Indian market in the UAE. How cool is that? So now I own a beautiful pink Sari. As I left the installation I bumped into two of Basil’s friends who explained how he had literally brought all of his worldly possessions from his apartment, minus his bed, laptop and camera. I wonder what he was left with this morning.
After leaving the free shop it was time get something hot, so headed to Starbucks where I found the manager setting up the most romantic scene. A couple who had met at that very location were about to arrive..who knew even Starbucks have a great heart and you can reserve that romantic corner? So you know I am a romantic at heart so had to wait while I sipped my pumpkin spice latte ( my treat for the night).
And of course there was a happy beginning, she said yes. I wish the couple all the best.
After watching that time to get back to the art.
The Bone Dump was just that..a pile of porcelin bones.
The Barricades got me thinking and interacting just a little..how often do we ourselves put up our own barricades?
I just know something good is going to happen really did look like a movie set but I wasn’t so sure I wanted to get wet so decided to watch instead.
1Loved the animated video installation at the ING Direct building, stood and watched a few loops.
My final stop for the night was Egerton Falls on the Ryerson University campus, a peaceful way to end the night when I found out I won a dinner cruise from WagJag for participating in their twarty. So who wants to go on another adventure with me as I cruise the harbor?