Thursday, December 29, 2005

carters fun fair comes to town

we finished work early and i cycled homeward, meandering through battersea park

everyone looked stressed from the cold, my own fingers and toes were painful

even in the middle of the day it seemed dark and there were specks of snow in the air

yet carters' funfair was up and running, the lights and music creating a little heaven on earth

it is the miracle of the age, everything restored to glossy perfection and hand-painted with enormous panache

it is a national treasure, as valuable as any art gallery or museum

2 comments:

Lizze said...

Sorry if I go off topic here but you CYCLED (!!) home? In London traffic? With due all respect, you are either brave or mad :)

tristan said...

i cycle because :

it's not too far, five miles

there's no suitable public transport before my start time of five a.m.

it save's loads of money

us middle-aged geezers ( i am fifty six ) really do need the exercise

hope you like the pictures