Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers

Boxes, tanks, wrappers: for this week’s Photo Challenge, show us something that contains something else. – The Daily Post

First up is Peur Depot.  I talked about this last year as the opening segment of

the Halloween marathon, except back then it was at the Angrignon area of Montreal.  Now they’ve centralized it this year and opened it earlier at Old Port.

Peur Depot

Peur Depot: Containers of Fear

You can check out the original post HERE describing what this is about 🙂 I’m increasingly wanting to go but I’d never do it on my own….

Later on in the day was the beautiful tall glass vases that help the flowers for the centerpiece at my friend’s wedding.  Simple and elegant!

Vase

Glass centerpieces containing beautiful orchids

Here is my response to this week’s theme of Containers.

What do you think of when you think of containers?

Are You Ready To Face Your Fears?

WELCOME TO OCTOBER HALLOWEEN MONTH!

I felt like I need to actually get a post up to start things off around here! Movie marathon, events and baked goods related to Halloween will go up! The normal photo challenges will go up and workout updates as well but those are the only ones that will not be Halloween related..unless oddly, I find a way to incorporate it in 😉

I may not have a movie review to go up today.  However, I do have an event/project that I’ve just learned about that is going to launch in Montreal this coming Saturday called Peur Depot (aka Fear Depot).

What is this all about, right?

peur depot

Peur Depot features essentially 10 sensorial trails. Its put together by 10 forty foot containers and the concept is that its facing your fears but removing the danger element.  Nothing is in your control and you really just follow and continue on the trails.  Provided there is still a lot of mystery as to how it actually will be as its the first year this has been put together here.

This is exactly what the creators of Peur Dépôt.(Fear Depot) have realized. Each time a visitor will enter into one of the 10 sensory courses, he won’t have control over anything : no control over what he sees, over his behaviour and above all over the outcome of the situation. In real life , this loss of control is synonymous with danger. But if we take away the danger factor from the fear , all we are left with is this high intensity thrill , as if we had the privilege to explore a normally forbidden domain. – peurdepot.com

As I was flipping through some of the pictures and reading through some articles, I started thinking its a new twist on the fear factory concept: walking in complete darkness for 12-15 minutes at a time. Thinking about it somewhat freaks me out as fear of the dark is already one of my biggest phobias in itself. I’m guessing they are so confident that they actually offer the second trail for half price provided you finish the first one. One of the articles state that they will play with your mind and your senses with projections, mechanical sceneries and even people that will scare you when you least expect it.

(My translation) The creators of this frightening attraction wants to offer an experience that touches the world.  “People will be confronted with a variety of fears: fear of the dark, of unknown, of cold, of insects, of death,etc.  There are no monster, vampires, these are all things can happen to us.  Its even more scary than the things that don’t exist”.- Journal Metro

Fear Depot has two themes/trails: Urbania and Claustrophobia with 5 trails each (from what I understand) Which one would intrigue you more?

Some of you actually might be interested in this, because even as chicken as I am, I’m still debating on going…I’m going to wait for some reviews before I decide.  I’m not exactly sure I’m ready to face my fears yet and just be totally put in a situation where I’m completely not in control.  Would you?

For more information on this event, you can check out HERE!

What are your biggest fears? Would you be game to do this? Do you think I should? Anybody want to join me (provided you are close enough to go?)

Daily Prompt: 1984

Daily prompt: You’re locked in a room with your greatest fear. Describe what’s in the room.

If  you’d like to participate in today’s daily prompt or see other entries, visit HERE.

I open my eyes cautiously and look around.  I try to contain my fear.There is nothing.  Its empty and completely pitch black.  The room is quiet and still.  I press my hands around the walls blindly looking for a light switch or a cord to pull open a lamp.  Anything that can bring a little brightness into the room. Knowing very well that I’m alone, I still hope to find someone that will be there, maybe on the ground unconscious or sleeping or…

In my mind, I try to calm down my rapidly nervous heart.  These thoughts don’t work.  The darkness mixes in with the loneliness and that churns up the fear of the unknown and the lack of security.  Nothing feels safe anymore.  How can there be anything to be safe when I can’t figure out what’s going to pop up next or what traps could be hidden in front of me.  Maybe its the end of the path right ahead.  Maybe something will pop out of the darkness. My mind starts imagining and wondering if there will be ghosts and monsters lurking about.

Every minute in this room feels like hours and every hour it feels like years of torture.  Dark, alone, lack of security all mix together to make this room the scariest place in the world.  Maybe the only way out is to close my eyes and emerge myself into my own world of colours and light and surrounded by the people who care. My escape!