I don't know where is the Happiest Place on Earth... but every year I have a lot of fun at the fun-fair in my city, Como. Enjoy these series of photos. Some of these images were taken from the 50 meters high panoramic wheel!
The fun fair at Como is one of the most important in the North of Lombardy. Adrenaline rides, pretty and likeable small carousel for children, a giant panoramic wheel, and much more! When every year the Luna Park comes to Como for a month, I’m always in search of some new carousel, especially if they are breathtaking and extreme! I love the adrenaline rides, I really love flying through the air!
Who wants to get on the wheel with me? I did, taking with me my Canonet QL17 GIII loaded with an HP5 film that I developed in Rodinal R09 Spezial. This is an overview of the beautiful wheel (50 meters high) from where you can take great pictures! The panoramic wheel always has a great fascination to me … is a timeless classic that reminds me the legendary carousel at the Prater Park (Wien), where I make a ride many years ago…
And this is a great adrenaline ride… the “healthy” Delirium! Two rotation axes for a breathtaking ride… I love this carousel because is fun to see the faces of the people sitting in front of you!
You can have fun playing in the water on nice inflatable boats:
Or you can jump and do somersaults on elastic carpets
Some rides are really “timeless”!
Here you can see a beautiful panoramic shot taken from the wheel:
A beautiful carousel for kids: the use of a medium contrast black and white film allows me to obtain “timeless” photos!
The preferred carousel of my childhood … almost always I won a free ride! About 30 years ago, when the control electronics of the carousel was more simple than today, there was an easy way to win a round: it was enough (at the end of the run, before the final battle), to be the last who climbed in the sky!
Fun for all ages!