For the second year in a row, I went to downtown Victoria, BC, for Car Free Day. This year it took up a few more blocks of Douglas Street than last year and I enjoyed walking along, looking at all that was offered. As I parked in a city parking garage, I was able to walk a very short distance before arriving at the first display, which was set up by local first nations. Initially, there were various fantastic carvings but nobody was performing. For most of the walk, I had my Canon DSLR for photos, but when I returned to the First Nations display, while they were performing, I took out my Hasselblad 500 EL/M (more on this and the medium format film photos in a later post).
Once again the weather was beautiful and it made for a perfect day to head to downtown Victoria for a walk through the street marked set up for Car Free Day. Several blocks of Douglas Street were closed off to traffic and various booths, stages and other things were set up along it. It attracted about 20,000 people and was well planned.