Sunday, August 03, 2014

Danica at the Bridge Street Bazaar

Yesterday was sunny and warm, and Carleton Place celebrated Bridge Street Bazaar. It's an odd sort of event, where about a hundred vendors set up their stalls on our main street, traffic is halted, and people stroll to and fro and up and down. It's really pretty pointless, but it's something to do.

Earlier, Danica had secretly phoned us and invited us to supper, with the parents being totally unaware. Anyway, from the conversation, it was decided that we would would meet up at the bazaar.

When we connected, she was already having her face painted. I think she was emulating a butterfly in this photo. ↓


JJ also had his face painted. ↓ Scary, eh?


Danica is a wanderer, and Sue and I were soon following and keeping track of her. JJ stayed with the parents, so we didn't see much of him for the duration.

However, Danica posed with someone who appeared to be Cinderella.


Eventually, we ended up at the Roy Brown Museum, which is in one of the original log cabins of the town. A few years ago, the cabin was relocated to Bridge Street, refurbished inside, and turned into a modest museum to Roy Brown, the local WWI pilot who, allegedly, shot down the Red Baron. When I say alleged, I should point out that he was given official credit, but that there is a bit of argument as to who really shot down the Baron.

Anyway, Danica found a retro toy and was quite taken with it. She could make a little replica of the plane fly around and around in a circle. Our flitter stayed playing with it for a long time. It surprises me when she hunkers down to one thing for so long.


Shortly after convincing her to leave Roy Brown's flying machine, she became quite taken with a few young girls who were performing on the sidewalk. Our flitter sat and sat and was very reluctant to be pulled away.


However, a bonus was in the offing. She met and had a little conversation with the mayor, Wendy Leblanc.


Be careful, mayor, she could grow up to run against you.


13 comments:

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

It's clear to see that Danica is not a shy child in the least, but of course that is not something new.

ADRIAN said...

This is one of the best face paints I've seen.

Bernie said...

Mayor is good.....I have enjoyed watching this amazing young girl grow and I feel she can be anything she decides to be and we'll all be better for it!

TexWisGirl said...

bless your intelligent and talented young lady. :)

Linda Kay said...

Great face paint, and Danica is delightful!

Chicken said...

Love your pics, AC. My area has a similar street festival called Gaspee Days. It celebrates the burning of a British revenue ship by the town's residents in 1772,

EG CameraGirl said...

Danica sure knows how to hobnob with powerful people (Cinderella and the mayor).

Lady Lilith said...

Looks like fun. The face painter did an amazing job.

Pearl said...

she should lead people.

Shammickite said...

Funny, all 4 of my grandchildren would NEVER EVER subject themselves to face painting.... maybe they think it would steal their soul or something.

Regenia said...

A butterfly seems such a perfect choice for her face painting; beautiful and always taking flight. JJ's "paint job" is also really well done, but I think the scary face is offset by the obvious sweet nature of the boy underneath! And I have never seen a monster with great hair like this one has.

Lorna said...

As always, beautifully done by both of you. Kudos to JJ--he scared me.

Hilary said...

That child is going places, for sure. She looks so lovely, lively and colourful in these fine pics.