Bourne's Montreal: Quartier des Spectacles Street Scene
July 4, 2013. Posted by Michael Bourne.
I bumped into a hippopotamus.
Actually, the hippo, about seven feet tall, walking on hind legs, bumped into me.
Actually, there were two hippos walking by, one tall, one short, on the festival street.
And two gigantic flamingos, pinkish and/or orange.
And stilt walkers, dressed in shiny purple or turquoise fabric feathers.
And a Balkan band was whipping up -- I'm not certain what the rhythm was. Not the usual 4/4 of jazz. More like 7 or 9 or maybe 13/4. I lost count where one was. Not that anyone was counting.
Everyone was having fun dancing. Including the hippos.
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