Monday, April 26, 2010

115/365: Poor man's yo-yos

115/365: Poor man's yo-yos
115/365: Poor man's yo-yos, originally uploaded by Magic Madzik.
April 25th

Sawdust, candy wrappers, a bit of rubber...nostalgic for those of us who grew up behind the Iron Curtain. They're a rarity now, only appearing at fairs and carnivals. In this case, the Feast of St Wojciech, an opportunity for Catholic believers to gain indulgence, and for all and sundry to ride a carousel and buy cork guns and firecrackers.

It's a bit of a tradition for our core group to go to this fair. Here's last year's set.

And some more photos from this year:

The church is decorated with ribbons and flags:


We always play the garden gnome lottery and win terrible, terrible junk:

The garden gnome lottery

We have many toys

I bought many pinwheels. Here is Bartek holding them all and showing off his brand new cowboy hat:


Oh, and here is one way of playing with the eponymous poor man's yo-yos, as demonstrated by Maciek:

Maciek demonstrates the proper use of a yo-yo

It was a good day.

The trees above us


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