Today we attended the 37th (or something) annual "Human Race". I was handed the duty of keeping the "Infernal Flame" going (and starting it in the bucket in the photo). All the runners are encouraged to leap over the bucket and I was supposed to take the pictures. This one is the best so far. The young ones run (or bicycle) and the more mature stroll with a dog on a leash. The Elders like me are tasked with starting and fueling the fire in the bucket.
One year my long gone friend just built a fire on the pavement. Neighbours called the police and one officer showed up to tell us we were not supposed to light bonfires in the road. That's why the fire is now in a bucket.
I still hit the pothole we burnt there every now and then.