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).
When I know I’m going to have some idle time I like to bring my camera with me. Such was the case today, as I had my car in for servicing and knew I’d have several hours to spend around downtown Victoria. There are so many things to see and photograph around the area it’s easy to spend hours wandering around taking photos.