July 8, 2010
Carnival of a Thousand Souls Bwah Hah hah
Well, not really. I just always think of Ray Bradbury and his dark spin on carnivals - Something Wicked This Way Comes. For sheer mix of cheap magical appeal, I can't resist these kind of photo opps - love the carny feel, the neon light mixed with summer evenings, how as a child they always felt a little on the wild side walking through, the people calling trying to lure you over to shoot an a fake gun at an impossible target. Did a quick walk through here - the Fireman's Festival in Mamaroneck (hardly the lurid stuff of old time Bradbury carnivals) - before running back to see the fireworks on the far side of the harbor. Love the Ferris Wheel - love all ferris wheels - must be something deep about the shape, the mandala, the circle of life, the wheel to the sky (I know, I'll stop already).