[PHOTOGRAPHY] Making Love To Toronto — Part Three: NUIT BLANCHE 2010

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These photographs were taken in the late  autumn of 2010.

The title is a reference to how Urban Planning students are encouraged to “Make Love to your City”, which implies observing and appreciating it from different perspectives both physically as well as emotionally, intellectually and historically-well at least that’s my own definition.

It may be that this sorta behaviour is what led me to a Graduate program in Urban Planning, to begin with. Cities are fascinating, yet manufactured.

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Nuit Blanche (literally White NightAll-Nighter or Sleepless Night in French) or Light Night is an annual all-night or night-time arts festival. Its exact beginning is disputed between Paris, St Petersburg, and Berlin, but, taking elements from all of these, the idea of a night-time festival of the arts has spread around the world since 1997, taking hold from Toronto to Tel Aviv and Lima to Leeds. A Nuit Blanche will typically have museums, private and public art galleries, and other cultural institutions open and free of charge, with the centre of the city itself being turned into a de facto art gallery, providing space for art installations, performances (music, film, dance, performance art), themed social gatherings, and other activities.

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