Thursday, August 20, 2009

I Promise To Tell The Tooth

The Whole Tooth - And Nuthin' But The Tooth

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


These shot depicts the entrance (no, I'm not kidding) of Luna Park, in the bayside Melbourne suburb of St Kilda. I shot these images about three years ago, on a late-winter afternoon when the wild breeze carried more of a hint of spring than ever before.

The first image shows the famous open-mouth entrance, through which generations of enthusiasts have walked into the amusement park. So, yes, as an entrance I figure it qualifies for this weekly theme.

And the shot below shows some of the amusement park rides clearly visible through the entrance. The teeth? Yup, they need a bit of attention, I reckon. Maybe the dentist was standing right behind me, waiting to get at them!


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

22 comments:

Daryl said...

Oh Grandpaw what a big maw you have!

~Just me again~ said...

Oh I love this, what an inviting entrance!

Hilary said...

I'm just trying to imagine the toothbrush required for that mouth. Love that last shot. :)

Sarah Laurence said...

What a freaky entrance! I like the abstraction of the second shot. I enjoyed your shadow shots from Tuesday too. Nice to catch up!

Shadow said...

that's a cool entrance!

Brian Miller said...

it looks an entrance into a fantasy world...i wonder if he flosses better than i?

LZ Blogger said...

David ~ This looks very similar to the front gate shot of Luna Park that I took in North Sydney. I suppose that the Luna Parks "down-under" must be similar to the Disney Parks here in the USA? That being... "different" yet the "same"? ~ jb///

Zip n Tizzy said...

Very cool!
Do you get the chills passing through it?

imac said...

The Jaws of Fun - David.

Jazz said...

I remember that! Actually I find it sorta creepy.

Ananda girl said...

I'd love to have a door like that. It says fun happens in here.

Mojo said...

Whew! I just knew you were gonna say that was the entrance to a dentist's office.

Craver Vii said...

I wonder who decided that this would be a fun image to walk through. Stuff of nightmares, I say. (shiver)

... nice piccies, though. :-)

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

well I just cannot even try and better that one what a door post.....though I did have the dentist yesterday at 'twothirty!'

teehee

ArneA said...

liked the heading best
:)

Madame DeFarge said...

That's meant to entice children in? It would have scared me rigid.

Kelly H-Y said...

WOW ... that's quite an entrance! Great shots!

Tom said...

I at first thought I was at my mother in laws ..... great shots David...
Sorry I have not been around for a while but things are very busy in Wiggers World at the moment.. I have had some free time and had to visit the blogs I miss the most... Glad to see you are still packing them in and your humour as not flagged at all...

Your friend Tom

willow said...

The tooth fairy would have to be an amazon.

Rudee said...

At least it's not the entrance to a dentist's office.

Deb said...

There is no way I could have convinced my kids when they were younger that this was an entrance to a fun place - creepy, scary. Looks like the perfect entrance to a haunted house!

Mimi said...

I'd be reluctant to go through that entrance, but then I don't like theme parks!