Last Sunday I went to the fair that always takes place around this time of year in Berlin.
When I was a kid I used to get very excited just at the mere thought to go there, but usually the fun was rather short – just a couple of rides on the various carousels and I had to run behind some trees or bushes and puke! Yeah, I was that kind of kid. 😉
My parents were actually quite happy about that, because the fair always used to be quite expensive. 😉
Nowadays I only go to the fair to take some pictures or have a ride on the Ferris wheel, which is about the only thing my stomach doesn’t complain about. 😉
As you can see in the first photo, it was a very cloudy day, but thankfully it didn’t rain.
After about six shots, my camera decided to die on me (even though the battery was freshly charged!), but living in a modern age does has its advantages at times, and so I simply used my phone instead. 🙂
When I was a teen, auto scooter was about the coolest thing there was, and we used to hang out there for hours, either trying to catch the eye of some handsome boys or being shaken around all over the place by the scooters.
Gingerbread hearts are traditional sweets at every fair – and usually taste like sawdust mixed with sugar! People normally don’t eat them but rather gift their sweethearts with them as a souvenir.
The icing usually says things like “I love you!” “I can only think of you!” “A 1000 kisses for you!” etc.
Also quite sweet but not for eat – Pikachu!! 🙂
I really love the following photo, it was such fun watching the girl having a blast flying in a dragon and being chased by Micky Mouse!
This little girl had only eyes for the mass of balloons towering above her…
At the “Temple of Luck” you can try yours and buy a dozen tickets or more in order to win one of those giant teddy bears.
And for those who don’t puke at the first chance they get 😉 – there’s always some nice food to buy, like corn on the cob – one of my favourite fair foods.
And swarming among the trees are all kinds of creatures: dragons, …
And then there are those who need to be more active to have some fun, like this little boy who couldn’t get enough of jumping up and down the elastic ropes!
And there are those who simply lean back and have their caricature portrait drawn – a real treat for the eyes in this selfie-obsessed age!
Did you ever try your luck at one of these? I did, but I never ever won any of the prizes!
And before you go, why not have some more sweets? 😉
And how about you? Any fond memories of fairs in your childhood? Do you still go when there’s one in town? What kind of carousel or food do they have, and which are/were your favorites?
Let me know all about it in your comments!