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Oh great job Chris!! Love this! I tried and failed miserably to capture a carousel in London - which Frank caught perfectly of course!
Chris: You are very kind Elizabeth. This was taken at a visiting fair in Bath last week on a wet & miserable evening
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Aug 2014, 05:48
Oh, as child I loved high flying in the 'Kettenkarussell' at the seasonal fairs with the numerous fun attractions ... - and I like your nostalgic photo with the fine blurbs of movement.
Chris: I wanted to contrast movement and stillness, colour and gloom Philine, a parable for life itself
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Aug 2014, 06:55
Fabulous shot of the very enthusiastic person 'behind the wheel'. Love it. Love the movement of the seats.
This brings back memories. I still remember the time that Ginnie and I (with Mr. Pig) went into the carousel in 2012...
Chris: I actually thought this out before I took it Astrid, which shows I still have the semblance of a critical faculty in my brain. I smiled seeing the carousel picture of the three of you whizzing about - happy memories!
Astrid is right...wonderful memories of a fun ride (though I think ours was a bit tamer than this one). Great POV, Chris.
Chris: I am obliged to you Ginnie
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Aug 2014, 07:20
I wanted to say just that- but I missed the right words to express that feeling, sorry!
Chris: Thank you Philine
  • Lurch
  • England
  • 11 Aug 2014, 07:43
Lovely capture and the ride was so cheap at £2.50 I can imagine the laughter and screams as the fare payers went round.. Me I would be sick..!!
Chris: I'd be sick too Tracy, so I'll stick to just watching..
It doesn't get much better than this. Is this ride going to be at the new Chadlins?
Chris: Yes it is indeed: indoors or outdoors we can give you projectile vomiting to be proud of!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Aug 2014, 08:19
Does the No Smoking sign apply to the steam machinery, too? Was this really steam powered?There are some rides at Hollycombe that are powered by steam. I'm impressed that you've not got any flying chairs across the main view; have you been taking lessons again?
Chris: This is a genuine steam powered fair


I have taken no lessons
  • blackdog
  • This Sceptred Isle
  • 11 Aug 2014, 08:29
As change rushes forwards we cling ever tighter to memories of the past. The chance to connect with real emotions rather than ones simulated by the media seems to have few takers on this wet day at the fair.
Chris: You are quite right there Mike: I expect everybody was at home enjoying online experiences
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 11 Aug 2014, 09:17
Heaven forbid that anyone should behave in an inappropriate manner Tiff.
Chris: Quite so Chad: I wore I tie when I took this
"No Rain", the chant goes & a paramount siesta he's taking...
Chris: He has seen a lot of rain in his time JC, more rain than you have seen olive oil..
A really good, all round shot Chris! Even the man looks happy smile
Chris: Well he looks stoical, as we all might Martin
Great shot, Chris. Love the pragmatic expression on his face.
Chris: He just has to put up with this Pauline: he has no other option
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Aug 2014, 10:51
Seeing this guy sleeping while the chairs are swinging - reminds me of a story of a guy in SA, who visited the fair after closing time. Bribed the operator with a bottle of brandy. He started up the swings after everyone got in, started drinking and by the time people felt it is time to get down, the operator was in a drunken sleep. The chairs finally came to stop around first light, when the engine ran out of diesel. The chair occupants by then have emptied themselves in various ways and was in a general bad condition. By the time the one guy got home, his wife had decided that since he was out all night, he owes it to the family to take them all to the fair for the day. Lesson - never let the operator sleep smile
Chris: Indeed so Louis - a salutary tale if ever I heard one
It must be England with the vendor wearing a rain coat. Excellent shot with so much to see.
Chris: Everybody has a raincoat in the UK Mary
the strong colours look nice in an otherwise dreary looking day. Nice image Chris
Chris: A little snapshot into somebody's rather tedious day Ayush..
Love the title! He's probably wishing he was in the "African Jungle" smile
Chris: It might be a bit warmer over there I suppose
Nicely captured Chris
Chris: Thank you Ronky
A steam powered fair, what a thing to find down your way.
Chris: Indeed Brian: it travels around the country
It seems to rain every time that the fair comes to town Chris... the operator looks cold and bored having to keep the Chair-o-Plane in motion...
good composition....petersmile
Chris: Not a very exciting occupation is it!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Aug 2014, 19:12
What a wonderful picture - although I don't mind watching these things, the idea of going on one is total anathema to me
Chris: And me too Anne: I'll just take the snaps..
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Aug 2014, 01:05
Empty chairs...must be a lot'o'fun, heh!

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