I'm not sure what this stage was used for, there were so many throughout the city.
In the wine bistro (under the tent on the right) there was a foosball table that had been retrofit with barbi-players.
A grown-up jungle gym.
A picnic set up in a field of mushrooms.
These walls serve as a wind and sound block.
Iside is a forrest of these white streamers, over a large padded floor. It was a very relaxing place to lie down, so much so that I never saw an open spot. Popular with the couples...
We went to a Ted talk, which had its interesting moments, but I was distracted by the musical instrument behind the speakers. I came back the next morning to meet the person setting it up. He turned out to be a young man, early 20s, named Nate, who works in a workshop in the Bronx. The shaped metal that forms the bells or gongs are made somewhere in South America, and he makes the striking mechanisms. They were rigged up to a computer that was playing pre-programmed music.
(The gentleman onstage is giving a talk about the US healthcare system.)
I brought our giant bell down here from Vermont with hopes of setting it up in town to toll the hours. I then looked up the cost of bell-ringing mechanisms, and found they run easily over $500. I was trying to figure out how to build my own before leaving for BM, and running into this young man, who gave me a crash course on how to use pull-solenoids, and why they're better than push solenoids for this application, was fortuitous.