austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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Horses chasing 'cause they're racing

My first humor blog roundup for the year. Did I manage a something every day, after all? Yes. The proof:

Getting back now to the fairgrounds, where we're done with animals but still have rides.

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View of the Calhoun County fairgrounds from, it looks to me, about halfway up the Ferris Wheel's height.


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And that's a photo from closer to the top of the ride. I'm startled that it came out this well.


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Another surprisingly good picture of the fairgrounds from atop the Ferris Wheel. It underscores how much of photography is just having something that looks interesting to point your camera at.


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View of the fairgrounds, along with a quick glimpse of other cars on the Ferris Wheel on the left there.


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So I reached my camera out and pointed it straight down to see what would happen. The ride operator did not yell at me. Yes, I had the camera strap around my wrist.


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And more ride photos of the Ferris Wheel, as long as we were sitting up near the top for such a while.


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And a good moment taken while we rested at the top of the Ferris Wheel.


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Here we get a little more down to earth.


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Super Twister. This ride --- as the Super Round-Up --- was always my favorite as a kid and I'm always glad when an ancient unit is still operating at some fair or amusement park. Now if we could just see Rotors make a comeback.


Trivia: In 1967 the French National Railway charged a flat 572 francs to carry a loaded 40-foot container from Bremen (in North Germany) to Basel, Switzerland. Source: The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, Marc Levinson.

Currently Reading: The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America Before Independence, S Max Edelson.

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