Thursday, July 02, 2009

Roll Up, Roll Up

For All The Fun Of The Fair

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


No, there's no chance of making a grand entrance here - simply because, as the sign says, it's an exit! I shot these two images on Easter Saturday at Luna Park, during our holiday in Sydney this year. We've made several visits to Sydney over the years, but it's the first time we've actually been to Luna Park.

Let's just say a good time was had by all. Three Authorbloglets and three of their closest friends. Two fathers, both having a good time as well - ah, okay, so one of them had a camera around his neck and kept finding lots of quirky images to shoot.

Like this one. I remember thinking at the time, as soon as I saw this sign, that it would be perfect for my regular Thursday post. And just to bring you up to speed, yes, I've had a few queries over the past few weeks about whether I intend to turn "The Doors" into a fully-fledged meme. There is a simple answer. I just don't have enough time to launch and administer a meme.

I do this weekly post because it's fun. But if there's anyone out there who wants to adopt the idea and launch the meme, just let me know.


For earlier posts in this series, check out The Doors Archive.

12 comments:

cheshire wife said...

Once you are there, there is no way out!

Have just read a comment that you have not been well. Do hope that you are now feeling better.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Thank you for your visit, David...and for your friendship and kind comment...it means the world to me!!! ~Janine

I love these photos; they are beautiful, crisp and colorful. But I am especially taken with your street musician post!!! It's phenomenal! The photos have a Rembrandt quality...and the story is something right out of Dickens!!! It's brilliant!

imac said...

Looks like it was a fair show then David.lol

I bet you all were sorry to go and Exit then.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I love the vibrant colors with the exit sign.

Brian Miller said...

you know the exit only signs tempt me...

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Authorbloglets! Hahaha! I luv that. I allways luv that.

Grayte culler for an exit. Yu wuddent miss that.

:@}

Maggie May said...

Hope you didn't leave the other father to cope with 6 children while you were doing your photo shoot, David! LOL!
I love your door series.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Your eye is so keen. The contrast on that first shot between the warm stripes of the exit and the bright cool blue of the tarp, amazing!

Sarah Laurence said...

I love the dynamic images and the humor as people seem to be entering.

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful, David. Though I don't post doors, your posts have me looking at them. That is the magic of the meme.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Great colors, lines and curves!!! They make me happy looking at them!

Mojo said...

I know exactly what you mean abotu not turning it into a full-on meme. It becomes an "obligation" then, which takes a lot of the fun out of it. And fun? That's what this collection is all about!

Places like this just shouldn't have exits. Because who wants to leave?

Wonderful series! Both this week and in general.