Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Color Action

Seaside Heights NJ, June 27, 3:53 PM.


Around and Around. Swooping up and down. All the while the loud, calliope-screeching music played. Every 15 seconds or so this mom and son came back around, into the bright sunshine then back, shuttling into the mysterious darkness of the tunnel of dreams. There's something about carnival life that draws me in, like Alice heading towards the rabbit hole. Maybe it's the sugary, pink cotton candy, the seemingly endless choice of rides or the faded curtained walls of fortune teller booths where ever you look. Or just maybe, let me see now. In a lifetime, far far removed from today, I was a drifting carney, who moved from town to town repairing and running the tilt-a-whirl, chasing dreams and finally settling down and marrying the 800 pound, tattooed lady in the freak show. Hey, there's got to be a reason I'm pulled with interest towards these places. Wait! I've got to go risk it all in the Fun House!

16 comments:

  1. une fete foraine :je reve de redevenir enfant et faire un tour de manege

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  2. Very nice and really colorful!

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  3. :)

    I always wanted to ride a carousel.

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  4. I love carnivals also. Can't stand the rides or the food, I love watching the people.

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  5. Ha, that was what I was thinking... you must have been a carnival man in a previous lifetime :^) Cool shot with the two riders just coming into the image.

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  6. A place to have a great fun time! I love your picture, the motion, the great energy from there, the beautiful colors!
    Léia

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  7. I feel that corndog coming up!!! Nice.

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  8. It could be that you're still a kid at heart? You think?

    And what's this stuff on Stavanger? Tinkerbell? Ballet dancer? Huh? Sheesh! I go to Mimi's all the time here in Ocala, but it doesn't have a Tinkerbell or any ballet dancers. It's a pretend French restaurant! Pay attention!

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  9. Carnivals are all about new and exciting adventures, rich and sweet food, and rides to overload the senses. Your photo captures the color and excitement.

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  10. An 800 pound, tattooed lady? That's a lot of ink...

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  11. The cotton candy would be the big draw for me!

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  12. The small rides do it for me - not the big scary ones!

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  13. VP's comment cracks me up. Cool shot.

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  14. So you want to run away and join the circus?

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  15. The lady on the ride has a sort of fixed grin on her face, I'm thinking she's not enjoying it as much as her son haha! Don't they say most kids have a yen to run away with the circus..and yes VP's comment cracked me up also.

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