Thursday, July 4, 2013
Smokey's Greater Shows made an appearance near the city last weekend. It's a carnival roadshow that winds its way around the state summers in Maine. This one was set up on a large concrete parking lot, with many trailers ringing the 'fairgrounds'. At 10:30 AM there wasn't a lot of hustle and bustle that could be seen. Most of the lot area was pretty vacant with just 5-10 carneys milling about with coffees and cigarettes. They probably were scratching their heads wondering why this crazy camera nut was hanging about shooting pictures of abandon rides.
Maybe the lives of carneys and photographers are linked a bit closer than we might think.