The Travelling Fair

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photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt – Life Magazine

For as long as I can remember I have been drawn to travelling Carnivals, they fascinate me. I’m not sure what it is about them that calls to me. The smells of popcorn, cotton candy, and candy apples? The sounds of the music, the screams, the roar of the rides? The sites? I mean there is nothing that¬†beckons to the child in a person like the lights of a Ferris wheel against the darkness of a night sky. Maybe it is the idea of the freedom that comes with being a Carny. Always ready to pack up and move on to the next town where anything can happen.

I remember being a kid, and going to a fair with my father, he was also a big fan. I think this fair stands out in my mind so much because it was the only time I saw an actual ‘Freak Show”. I remember waiting in line, listening to the pitchman and being so excited and more than a little frightened at what waited inside the tent.

I came across this article on and it brought that memory flooding back to me. I think the photos are truly amazing. Enjoy

Gus

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