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Fun for all the family





Fun for all the family

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Jan 2020, 01:11
Did you take a ride, Chris?
Chris: Not me mate, I don't like these things..
Doesn't look tooo sure Chris smile
Chris: Lots of people seem to enjoy being spun around in public..
They're always so colorful and fun looking!
Chris: And historic too; I think this example is Victorian
Magnifique carrousel !
Chris: Thank you Martine
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 21 Jan 2020, 06:35
Part of the Christmas Market that was fun, Chris
Chris: Maybe the only bit Lisl..
Il n'en a pas vraiment envie ?
C'est peut être sa première fois ?
Chris: It's unnatural, being spun around like this..
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Jan 2020, 07:13
Oh, I love these old carousels - and think of Rilke's poem ... Yes, Young children must be accompanied, but you are an old child!
Chris: I'm a very old child now Philine..
I love Carousels and this looks like a proper one
Chris: I just wish it was a better picture; this is dreadful..
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Jan 2020, 08:09
Rainer Maria Rilke, The Carousel
(Line-by-line translation by Ulrich Fleming)

Beneath a roof and with its shadow spins
for just a little while the stock
of painted horses—all are from the land
that lingers on before it vanishes.
Though some are hitched to carriages,
they all show fierceness in their faces;
a frightening red lion walks among them
and now and then there's a white elephant.

Even a stag is there, like in the woods,
except he bears a saddle and above it
a little blue girl, firmly fastened.

And on the lion rides a boy in white,
who holds on with a small hot hand;
meanwhile the lion shows his teeth and tongue.

And now and then there's a white elephant.

And on the horses they come passing by,
girls also, luminous, almost too grown up
to join this horse ride; in mid-swing
they look up, somewhere, this way -.

And now and then there's a white elephant.

And so it goes and hurries up to finish,
and turns and circles only without aim.
A red, a green, a gray sent gliding by,
a little profile, barely seen and gone -.
And every now and then a smile, turned hither,
enchanted, ravishing, and lavishing
upon this blind and breathless game.
Chris: Very interesting Philine..
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 21 Jan 2020, 08:13
To be fair Tiff, they have stood the test of time.
Chris: One of the few things to have done so I suspect Chad
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 21 Jan 2020, 08:38
... and the photographer.
Chris: No fun for me mate, just work..

Incidentally it was 10 years ago today I retired hehehehehehe!!!!
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 21 Jan 2020, 08:45
One of the more joyous fairground amusements.
Chris: Still going strong after all these years
I will be at home reading a book.
Chris: Good for you..
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Jan 2020, 14:06
Did you indulge? The child seems less sure.
Chris: No way would I do this..
very colorful

I can almost hear the traditional sounds of the carossel

is this a temporary set up or permanent?

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