Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Fragments of our childhood


26 comments:

Dina said...

Such an artistic merry-go-round.
It was a part of my early childhood too--the closest I got to horses in the big city (Chicago). Thanks for the lovely photo reminder.

Olivier said...

il est superbe ce carrousel (et puis belle photo, j'aime l'angle de vue) cela donne envie de retourner en enfance...

it is this beautiful carousel (and then beautiful picture, I like the angle) that want to return to childhood ...

rob said...

I like this interpretation of a merry-go-round. Just a close up from the eyes of a child!

humanobserver said...

wonderful.....

USelaine said...

I love the hand-painted roses all about.

evlahos said...

i would like a ride now

Jilly said...

Such a beautifully decorated merry-go-round. Doesn't carousel sound so much nicer - thanks Olivier.

Chuck Pefley said...

There was a lovely hand carved wooden horse carousel in my hometown when I was growing up. Fortunately it has been preserved and is in good working order still. The loving craftsmanship evident is what makes these so special.

Marcel said...

Superb!!

Virginia said...

A lovely capture of childhood Diederick. Is this Arona?

Marie-Noyale said...

Such a beautiful carrousel is it still in working order?
I can hear the music going...

Blognote said...

Thank you, Dina!! It brings back memories, doesn't it?

Thank you too,Olivier!!

Thanks, Rob!!

Thanks, Humanobserver!!

Thank you, Elaine!!

I agree with you, Vaggelis!!

Thank you, Jilly!!

Thanks, Marcel!!

Yes, Virginia!! Once every so often we have the funfair here in Arona and then this merry.go.round is on the main square.

Blognote said...

Yes, Marie!! This merry-go-round is about 50 years old but parts are even much older, and is in perfect working condition with music and all!!

Hope said...

A lovely carrousel...it's good to hear that it's still in good condition and still operating. My kids still love to ride a carrousel as do I! You are never too old for this!

Petrea said...

A beautiful machine. It seems an unusual photo for you, quite special.

Eric Salsbery said...

The colors on this really jump out at you. very cool.

Blognote said...

You are so right, Hope!! One is never too old.

Yes, Petrea, those colours reached so much out to my camera...!!

Thanks, Eric!!

tr3nta said...

Excellent zoom... beautiful shot.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This is a fabulous shot of the merry-go-round. Very nice! Ans the title of your post is great too. ;-)

jill said...

Though I rode one of these from the time my Dad first held me on, I don't recall one ever being so elegantly painted and decorated. Just beautiful.

José Luis Ituarte -pollo- said...

an exellent photo, i´m from México. and this photo remembers me my childhood, here in México the theme of this picture is called "carrusel".
I would like you to visit my bolg. and please comment something, if you want to comment in italian that would be great.
sorry for my english.
adios amigo (goodbye my friend)

babooshka said...

The part is often more interesting than the whole. Superbly shot up close. You can really feel the youth of one's childhood veiwing this.

Dusty Lens said...

Wonderful carousel! Brings back childhood memories.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Quite true! Fragments of our childhood indeed!

Blognote said...

Thank you all. I really appreciate these comments very much!!

Ming the Merciless said...

Ooohh...what beautiful colors!