Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fête Paradiso

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Over the weekend we took the ferry to Governor's Island to check out Fête Paradiso- a vintage carnival. They restored a bunch of antique rides ranging from 1890-1950, and it was a really lovely time. I was a bit disappointed they were out of cotton candy, and we somehow missed the food (the booth closed earlier than the rest of the carnival) so we were both pretty hungry as we explored around the grounds, but the atmosphere and charm were really impressive. There was a really old calliope playing classic standards, and it was amazing to see all the different parts moving and working together as it played. There was a man who swallowed swords and fire, and fun little sideshow games from bygone eras. There were lots of beautiful old carousels with gorgeous carved wood pieces. It was a really magical time.



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If you're in the NYC area, this coming weekend is the last one! The ferry ride is free and it's totally worth it. Check it out!

outfit:
dress as top: modcloth
skirt and shoes: vintage/thrifted
scarf and bag: vintage/ grandma's

13 comments:

  1. wow that looks amazing! i always wonder what they do with old carnival things and even old disney rides I wish disney would do something like this.

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  2. oh my goodness. you always have the most wonderful photographs! i love old carnival pieces, they are so neat!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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  3. So many truly beautiful carvings and a lovely look to be exploring them in.

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  4. I do wish I lived close enough to visit Governor's Island -- I keep hearing wonderful things, and these photos alone would be enough to convince me.
    xx Abby | a geek tragedy

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  5. I love governor's island. it was my favorite place to go during summer in nyc. your outfit is beautiful and goes perfectly with the carnival theme.

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  6. u always find the most unique & interesting locations for your photoshoot! i like the pic of u standing in front of the carousel smiling :)

    xoxo
    mochaccinoland.blogspot.com

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  7. This looks fabulous and fun - did you win any prizes on the games? I love that pig on the carousel - so different and quirky. And I love your outfit too - such a sweet top and I LOVE the black and white with splashes of yellow - what a great combination.

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  8. You are not from this world, you must be from fairy tale :)

    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  9. What a fun adventure! I'm in love with your pretty blouse!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  10. As usual I'm left speechless by how gorgeous you & these pictures are! <3

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  11. Oh man you look absolutely gorgeous! I love these pictures and I love this outfit. Your blouse is so pretty. I think the yellow scarf was meant to be paired with it. So classic and perfect!

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