Monday, July 29, 2013

Riding the roller coaster of nostalgia

This weekend I headed out to Governor's Island with a couple of like-minded friends to check out the Fete Paradiso - the "world's first traveling festival of vintage carnival rides and carousels" which promised to be a "nostalgic, dream-like experience."

Merry-Go-Round at Fete Paradiso!

Fete Paradiso

Perhaps an old-timey game at an antique carnival? Sure!

Way more difficult than it looks.

A quick ferry ride on a beautiful day. Why hello New York, nice to see you again!
Wandering around the quaint little festival and riding some of the antique rides (and sometimes fearing they were going to fall apart or fling me out) was so much fun! What a great way to get back into childhood and with a little additional whimsy too. It would definitely be fun with a little kiddie not old enough to ride on the big rides at an amusement park but old enough to enjoy a little mild whizzing around on a merry-go-round - cousins, take note and come visit with your little scamps!

And now I want to watch Midnight in Paris again...

How was your weekend?

1 comment:

  1. With the music, it really was a "nostalgic, dream-like experience." So much fun!


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