Friday, May 7, 2010

Spring Fling Reflection

Spring Fling Reflection

When it comes down to it, most street fairs seem to be similar. There's an area/street for vendors, a few fully equipped stages for bands/musicians, an area/street where you find all of the food vendors, smaller performance areas for local organizations, maybe some amusement rides and games for the kids, and a lot of people milling around. Yet, each one is different in some way. Those difference can inform you about the community that is presenting the event. Some street fairs are subdued. Others are rowdy. Some cater to more urban communities, while others serve more rural communities. Some are artsy, others mundane. One thing they all have in common is that is a time for those communities to come together and reacquaint themselves with each other.

Spartanburg's Spring Fling has been a nice, friendly event the past several years that I've visited it. The attendance has been quite good each year, even when the weather hasn't been the best. There has been a lot of things to see and do, plus there is almost always something new each year.

The photograph above is of a vendor's tent reflection in the black/green marble facade of a classic old building downtown. While it is a Spring Fling vendor's tent, it could be a vendor's tent almost anywhere else. Yet, I really could only get this particular shot in Spartanburg because that is where this beautiful old facade is located.

I like reflections. They can be so many different things.

Keep your fingers crossed for good weather tomorrow. If it stays nice, I should have something kind of different to show off next week. I'm excited about it. Here's a hint ... "I feel the need. The need for speed!"

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