Monday, September 27, 2010

The Festival of Weirdness

Yesterday, on a really hot day, the third annual Handcar Regatta took place in our town.

I call it the Festival of Weirdness, providing rich and sweet candy for the eyes. Homemade handcars were racing down the old out-of-use railroad tracks, cheered on by the crowds, many of them dressed up in Victorian costumes or spreading the flair of colonial India. Which, by the way, was this year's theme.

I wish I could have taken more pictures. But the disadvantage of those crowds, fun as they were to watch, is that you seldom have enough time and space to snap a decent picture. The light was gruesome, too (hot, sunny, bright, dusty afternoon). But I still hope you will enjoy these pictures that show some of the "Victorian science fiction", as one visitor described the event.

Tomorrow I'll be guest posting at Vision and Verb, one of my favorite blogs! I hope you will come and visit.


Ann said...

Now thats one unique victorian science fiction festival. Looks like so much fun even with the heat.

Scrapping With Sherry said...

How much fun was this! I need to get out of the house more.

Thanks for coming by and taking a peek at my stuff. Considering you had never used a banner you did an awesome job your self. I bought a set of stamps that had a banner in it for Halloween. They are pretty popular these days.

Hope to see you visiting again soon- Sherry

Will talk to mom about the tag. Thanks!

Christine E-E said...

what city was this in? what a fun way to spend the day with your family. I'll bet your daughter loved all the silly things she saw!

Ginnie said...

I LOVE your blog, Carola, and how you have presented this delightful weirdness. Thanks for your wonderful contribution to V&V as our guest. I love hearing you are a German living now in the States. I am an American living now in The Netherlands. :)

Stephanie said...

This is amazing! I wish we would have festivals like this here in Indiana! Our town is small and would benefit from something fun like this! Thanks for sharing your fun and amazing pictures!

HeARTworks said...

You didn't have the space but I think you were able to capture the atmosphere of the event! Quite interrrresting! Patsy from

Kate on Clinton said...

What a great event! I think "weird" should be celebrated more in our society.
I'm so glad you posted of V&V which led me to your beautiful and fun blog.