Monday, July 6, 2009
#261-365 Risky "Bit of an Opus I'm afraid"
Went to the "Paniyiri" Greek Festival in Brisbane yesterday and saw some wonderful sights which I hope to share with you in the coming days, the most memorable of which -for my money- was this "The Slingshot" I reckon that if the Greeks had had this during their little tiff with Troy, no one would have heard of a wooden horse.
The first photo shows how I first espied it and thought I might use it for "Futuristic", the second shows the apparatus and attendants at rest, still fairly innocuous methinks. The third shows the capsule (or whatever) now I'm starting to get a little edgy, that thing looks like a well upholstered torture chamber device to ME!
The next six series of shots are some what of a compilation, as I was taken aback by the rapidity of the actions that followed and really snapped on the second and third bounce, but I feel it is fairly close to what occurred and I witnessed. As they were unloading their victims one of the attendants tried to entice me to become such a said "VICTIM". I politely informed him (while backing off deliberately) that, there were two reasons why I wouldn't, the first being that I thought the $30.00 Fee was too steep for my deep pockets and secondly that the cleaning cost would be sure to exceed the ride fee by a large amount. Don't tell him that the third (and undisclosed) reason was the basic Ochre hue of my spinal cord will you. - THAT's RISKY!