Friday, March 2, 2012

DATE FESTIVAL- A SERIES--- #2: RIDES

OK, this second post about county fairs is all about the scream, the giggle, the lose your coins and maybe your wallet or cell phone (and hopefully not your lunch). RIDES, carny rides- rides you wouldn't catch me on for love nor money. But folks love 'em, and they keep coming back for more. 

These rides are fast (unless you're on a kiddie ride), sometimes loud, colorful, and almost always too short.

I was sorry I didn't come back at night with my camera- Imagine the place lit up at night with all the twirling, swirling lights- next time for sure.

 Which is your favorite ride?

TWO: RIDES










I think I want these for ME!


the intricacies of a ride



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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

DATE FESTIVAL- A SERIES--- #1: FOOD

There's nothing quite like a county fair. 

Local as can be (the Coachella Valley is all about dates- the sweet, flavorful little gems), county fairs bring out the best in 'rural' living. Quintessential old school in presenting crafters, agricultural feats, farm animals, farm equipment and amusement park rides, and food, food, food.

Full of noises - smells - color - laughter - rides - 'bad for you' food - souvenirs- barkers - games - exhibits - blue ribbons - 4H. 

There's something irresistible about a fair. You have to go, even if you only experience it once.
  
Here's my take via the lens. My two regrets are not going back at night and shooting with all the colorful lights, and not seeing the animals - (next year). 
 
As I was going through my photos I realized that there are way more than one post has room for. I am breaking it out into a few different posts, so watch this space.

What do you think of county fairs? Do you have a favorite story about them? I would love your comments.

ONE: FOOD - heart stopping, artery clogging, grease on your chin, food- enjoy!















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Sunday, February 26, 2012

VIBRANCY---OPENING YOUR EYES

I sauntered through the spaces between the Wynn Resort and the Encore in Las Vegas recently, and while the casino/resort didn't impress me, the tile work on the walls between the two buildings sure did. I had to share with you.

These mosaics are about 3-4' wide and about 12-14' tall. You can't miss them.

There's just something about these that says 'happy', isn't there?







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