Restaurant Festival

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Ray Sachs, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    We had the annual Restaurant Festival in our town yesterday. They've been running this event for 35 years - we've been here for 22 of 'em and in that time it's grown from a pleasant but sleepy little event to an absolutely huge regional event. You can't park or drive in town because of the number of visitors, but not a problem when you live two blocks from downtown...

    No social commentary in any of this - except for how a really diverse little town can come together and have a great time over a good meal... And there's some great food at this event, everything from sample size stuff from really high end fancy places to the best pizza in the area. Good stuff.

    All shots with the Nikon Coolpix A, the best and most intuitive street camera I've ever used, and I've used a LOT of 'em...

    This gives you an idea of the crowds - this is just one block of the event that happens over 9 blocks on five different streets in our downtown. All of 'em were jamming all afternoon... Had a great Brisket Cheesesteak from this truck on the right, which spends most of it's days in Philly.

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    There are bands playing during the whole thing. This year there were two stages - they've done three in the past but I think two of them were too close together and it got a little muddled... The band in the background of this shot is playing to a whole block (off to the right, out of view) set aside as a beer garden.

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    Just a bunch of great people watching - no deep meaning, I just like people...

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  2. Some great candid moments, although many are unavailable to view.