13 July 2013

The Weather Could Not Make Up Its Mind

Last weekend my husband and I headed out to Churchill Square to see the Street Performers Festival.  This is a yearly festival with performances of varied content from all corners of the world gathered together to entertain "busking" style.

When we arrived it was sunny and an expected high of 23 Celsius.  Not too warm or cool, just right.  But throw in a day of mixed weather, and you just don't know what to expect so you come prepared for everything.  At least it wasn't windy, though we did have scattered showers.  But the show did go on!!  

I really admire the skyline view of the art gallery like the one above.  It is so unique.  Shortly after it opened I paid it a visit to explore this one of a kind architectural masterpiece which is a work of art all of its own.  A perfect venue for a gallery, it is.  To see more of the gallery visit Adventures in a Not So Unusual Life (another of my blogs) and here.

The roses smelled amazing!

The city hall features a wading pool complete with fountains for those hot days when the public just need to cool off.  Kids love this!  In the winter it becomes a public skating rink. 

Note, the sky is beginning to cloud over.

The art gallery curves its way into the now cloud darkened skyline.

Rain is imminent.  We ducked into the nearby mall during one of the showers but we did brave out a few brief sprinklings to enjoy acts like this torch juggler above.

All in all it was a very good day spent in the best of company with refreshments like green onion cakes (love them!) and excellent entertainment.

Weekend Reflections, see more here.
Skywatch Friday, see more right here!


Clipped Wings said...

Lovely area. Events like these are so much fun to watch.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! How fantastic day you have! The art gallery building is very cool. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

Mama Zen said...

What a wild building!

'Tsuki said...

That was a nice day indeed... Those buildings are great matter of reflection... ;)

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I'd love to smell the roses!
The green onion cakes cakes sound wonderful.....what are they?

Thanks for visiting.
Have a great week!

TexWisGirl said...

pretty amazing gallery! wow!

Rebecca said...

Lots of fun going on there! We have had that kind of weather for about a month now. You never know what you will have.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, how I love to go to places like this! Great photos! Our sky looks dark blue right now and it's cooled off nicely!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful sky shots! Looks like a fun place to be too!

Electra said...

Edmonton has some of the BEST buildings for reflections, that I have ever seen! Terrific!

Carver said...

Great shots and fantastic architecture.


Rain or no rain, by the looks of the photos you shared, it seems to have been a good day!!!

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Kristin Aquariann said...

Awesome architecture! I also ventured out in the rain for today's WW photo.

♥ aquariann
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Shirley said...

Ok Kristin. I'll come by to see the rose. :)

Shirley said...

Clipped Wings, (glad to see you again!),

Minoru Saito (welcome to The Gardening Life. I hope you'll visit again soon),

Mama Zen (it's an incredible thing to see, inside and out!),

Tsuki (love your play on words),

Forest Dream Weaver (green onion cakes are a bit like a potato pancake but substitute green onions and add hot chili sauce and sour cream...yum!),

TexWisGirl (nice to see you),

Rebecca (yes, come prepared. We did have fun),

Lavender Dreams (has it been very hot there? We are getting a hot spell this week),

BeyondWandering.com and Hootin' Annie (It was a great time!Thanks for stopping by),

Electra and Carver (thank you. I do love to see an architect get creative with design and this gallery is the most creative I've seen!).

Thank you everyone for stopping by. You're all such good company!

Shoshana said...

Those are spectacular pictures. Thank you for sharing them!


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