Well my I Spy post for this week is only three days late so that's not bad, right? Of course, it's not yet 7pm on Monday night, and I'm already in pajamas and blogging from bed, but that is sometimes real life these days. Anyways, as always, I'm linking up with Lysha at A Camera and A Cookbook. And once again, my photos are almost all along the same theme...
We went to our city's LUMEN Festival -- which is a festival of light, technology, and sound. This was a musical instrument (of sorts) and it was fun to see the kids "connect" the beams of light with notes and try to make music. Only Dave was successful in playing a recognizable tune -- Mary Had A Little Lamb -- the rest of us just had fun with the sounds.
This sculpture of light was just off of our public "square" and was one of my favourite installations. I thought it was so beautiful and fun.
These "upright" plastic columns were such a cool installation. If you stood near the columns they would hum or change colours. It was so fun to see how each column would change for each person.
When we approached this installation, Rachel was grumpy and said, "I don't need to see a mixed up alphabet." Then we spent about ten minutes trying to interpret all the words. Each colour was a different word. So here you can see "art" in red, "words" in blue, and "light" in white. Then the middle word was "should" and then in different colours were about six or seven other words like "question," "challenge," and "provoke." It was fun to try and pick out each word. To illustrate, I'm including a sixth "I Spy" picture of the whole installation so you can see what I mean:
As you can probably tell, we really enjoyed the LUMEN Festival and were so happy to be doing something so fun in our uptown again. I don't know if this festival is particular to our city or if other cities have something similar, but if you ever have the opportunity to attend one, our family highly recommends it!