It is not a "city" parade... this is a true, "small town" parade. It began with a marching brass band, then the neighbors with the vintage Mercedes convertible, followed by the neighbors who own a SF tour company (with all the safari animals in the back!) ... it went on to even include a horseless carriage! After the vehicle contingents, the "real" parade stars started down the street: kids and adults on bicycles and skateboards, marching carrying flags... walking pets.... and being cheered on by the spectators on the side of the street.
100 Strangers - Photo 2
I chatted with their owner (I think she said her name was Emma; I was so intent on remembering the dog's name I didn't write hers down!) and explained the project. In the frenzy of the event I also forgot the other dogs name, and didn't even ask the breed! My guess would be Samoyed. Thoughts?
Photographing a dog in a busy place like the street party after a parade is difficult. Emma said "you need to be quick if you want to get a good photo" - and she was right. I lamented that I didn't have my "real" camera, and that I knew I would want to take photos for the project. Maybe after taking 2 photos for this project with my phone I'll give in and start using a "real" camera. Turns out, though... phone cameras are pretty darn good!
We said goodbye to the dogs and the friends at the festival and headed to a friend's house for some more food and friendship. After that, it was home for me and some relaxing and knitting time.
Have an amazing weekend!