Sunday, 17 July 2011

Quick, While the Sun's Out

That's what I said to myself
when I looked out of the window earlier.
So I left the hounds sleeping off their dinner,
and dashed downstairs for my bicycle.
I wasn't going far,
but it was an opportunity to get a little cycling in.
I was going down to the river
where the Wein Kirmes has been taking place.
The photo above should be an indication of what a kirmes is.
Kirmes is a funfair.
It's been taking place over this weekend,
and it's been Very Noisy.
They've even been firing off cannons
on Friday and Saturday,
much to the hounds consternation.
I think the cannons must indicate the start of proceedings.
After cycling along to where it was all taking a place,
I took the first photo,
turned round,
and took this next photo...

It looks like two different days doesn't it?
Then I walked into the big marquee.
It was surprisingly busy for a Monday afternoon.
It's where most of the noise has been coming from over the weekend
in the form of music.

Outside the marquee,
and there's the obligatory-

There's always plenty of sausages at these events.

I liked this row of toys
that these girls were walking purposefully past.

Maybe to get to the Dodgem cars.

There were a few market stalls too.
And all next to the peaceful looking river.

And yes,
I did get caught in the rain briefly.
But the sun soon came out again.
Then I was off back home,
to the hounds,
and a cup of tea,
and a cherry bun!

This post has been sitting waiting to be finished,
(which I've just done).
It's now half past midnight,
and the music is still going on at the Kirmes!


Anonymous said...

Oh how I wish I could have gone along with you. It all looks like a lot of fun! Beautiful photos. Glad you had a chance to enjoy.

Sandi said...

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon!

Steve Gravano said...

Nice job, I love the flags against those ominous clouds, sure looks like a down pour is about to happen. That cherry bun looks delicious.

summerfete said...

Looks like fun.
We got caught in the rain on our bikes in france this year!

Lovely sausages!


Daisy said...

It sounds like a wonderful time, Lynne. I enjoyed your pictures. The clouds and blue sky were quite a contrast! It did look like two different days.

Jenny Woolf said...

I love events like this. But cannons, wow that is loud! Thanks for dropping by my blog. I've had that problem that I can only post as Anonymous too. The trick is to UNTICK the box which says "Keep me signed in" when you sign into Blogger. Yes, I know, stupid isn't it. But it's the only thing I have found that works!