Sunday, September 21

water fire













We have this thing that takes place all thru out the summer and fall here in providence called waterfire. it is fire on the canal, gondolas, and the most amazing and haunting music plays all around you, from classical, to dead can dance, opera, Tibetan, baroque and many others. you will find an array of food vendors such as indian, raw bar, creperie, nut vendors and ice cream. Different street performers like fire eaters,gargoyles, chinese dancers, jewish folk fiddlers and so on. The most incredible dance stage draped in red velvet curtains that feature, Argentinean salsa band one night, big band the next. people of all ages and levels come out to dance and you can easily get lost staring at the them...people walk, sit stare and listen...tonight was a small one so no stage, but i felt like walking it was such a beautiful fall night. i took photographs but i am afraid they were not the best, i hope you get get a sense of what ii's like!!

19 comments:

Aran said...

what a wonderful event... i really wish we had more outdoor activities where we are. summer nights are fun outdoors. and it really resembles Venice!

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corine @ Hidden In France said...

Yeah, Nadia, thank you for the beauty!

Esti said...

I like that picture of the fishes...

Sounds like a magical night

:)

Bonbon Oiseau said...

what a wonderful city you live in..I want to come and see! Maybe an autumn drive, a walk and a cup of tea with nadia sometime soon? my dresm! These photos are wonderful...i love the school of fish!

Mary-Laure said...

Love the reflections in the water at night...

Mrs.French said...

it looks amazing...I wish I could see it up close.

Claire, said...

Water fire! When we were students at RISD and after when we had jobs there we used to shoot video promos for water fire. I still have a reel, 8 years later.
I can't believe it's still happening, it was originally supposed to be for one summer but was so hugely popular.
Providence is such a beautiful city, what a hidden gem Little Rhody is!
I'm so happy to see these pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

It sounds fabulous!

omami said...

Merci pour le partage, I wish I was there!!

Sabina said...

This looks amazing!!

muralimanohar said...

Oh, wow, that looks fantastic! What a way to spend an evening!

(Are those real fish in the water??)

Hila said...

I'm blown away by these! The last one is particularly beautiful ...

virginia said...

beautiful photos...i have seen waterfire in person, and your night photos capture the spirit/mood/smell of providence's river walk.

pia said...

wow. this looks awesome!

My Castle in Spain said...

oh those fish ! this is a magical night indeed...how nice to dream in a gondola

Phoe said...

How fantastic!

Camille said...

When I lived on Cape Cod I had heard about waterfire and at the time my cousin lived in RI. I always wanted to go and I never had the time. Now, I have a friend who lives there and my brother in CT....I'm going to have to make it up to New England sooner than later.

amy said...

the reflection of light on water is like fire!