Every June a fair descends on the major boulevard of our city. We live a ten-minutes’ bike ride away from this event, but the sounds (or noise if you do not like it) of the attractions are clearly audible in our house. I had never been to the fair and thought I should pay it a visit to see if I could come up with some photos.
Easier said than done. Nevertheless there were some passable pictures and I guess this one fits the Opposites challenge perfectly for a number of reasons.
Amidst all the bustle and loud music of the fair this man is sitting on the bench so very quietly (later on it turns out that he had been waiting patiently for his granddaughter to finish on the Ferris wheel). For him the fair does not seem to hold any interest. Actually he reminds me of the sculpture of Auguste Rodin, The Thinker.
The boys in the background could not be more different. Apart from the fact that they are young, they are excited about what the fair has to offer them and are actively using as many attractions as their money can offer them. They wear colourful clothes while the man is dressed in subdued colours.
In spite of all these differences it looks as if young and old can very well go together. My overall feeling after this visit was that no matter who you were or what you did, everyone fitted in nicely.