Monday, 13 May 2013
Fairground fun in the middle of the City
Last week I was walking down Sparks Street when I heard music and saw a lot of bright lights. Lo and behold, there were several fairground-type rides and booths where you could try to win stuffed toy prizes - all very surprisingly right in the middle of the downtown. There was an old-fashioned ferris wheel and this gorgeous merry-go-round with a few children riding the painted horses. I loved all the gaudy decoration on everything.
Among all the booths and hot dog stands, this tent was standing alone. I went closer to see what was in the center.
It was a tub full of rubber duckies floating around. I guess it was some sort of game where one tried to scoop out a rubber ducky and win a prize. Wouldn't you love to have that many rubber duckies in your bath?
As I was leaving, I noticed this stuffed toy pig looking down at me from inside one of the booths. I could imagine some child really wanting to take him home. Fun to see all this playfulness and colour in the middle of the usually dull, grey city.
Posted by Evlyn at 20:09