Saturday, October 29, 2005

The San Rafael town fair

...As portrayed by the world's most obsolete digital camera.

As darkness falls and focus goes by the wayside, I would ask that you look at these images not as poor photography, but rather as an arty, conceptual representation of the carnival atmosphere. Yeah, that's what I was going for.




These faces tell you everything you need to know about both girls' attitudes to the carnival rides:



They both went on the roller coaster, bumper cars and the ride shown above, which lifts up and rotates. THEN they decided they had to go on this dinky thing:



There was a mobile police station parked off to one side. Coincidentally, it was within spittin' distance of the (Costa Rican equivalent of a) donut stand.





In this game you pay your money (about $0.50) and hold a string. There are ten, and each one is attached to a board with numbers on it. When all ten strings have been sold, the guy rolls the hopper and pulls a numbered ping-pong ball, and whoever has that number pics a prize. José had paid for each of the girls to hold a string, but they're too short to show up in this picture. Somebody else won.



Kiddie-sized bumper cars. How cool is that?



Looking up at the haunted mansion, contemplating the spooky howls.

1 comments:

Dad October 29, 2005 8:42 PM  

Reminds me of the night Robin made her debut on national television. Christmas concert in the plaza (parque central?) of Barva by the (UCR?)National Choir. The TV camera was there, and she was sleeping in your arms, and the camera caught it. (Do you still have that tape?)

You're building some happy memories for those girls. :)

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