Carnival Doors!

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Special Note: Before getting into my post, I want to mention to anyone who hasn’t already heard, that Thursday Doors is combining forces with Cee’s Thursday black and white challenge this week. The topic for her challenge .is doors and drawers. So, we’re going to welcome any participants of Cee’s challenge to join us, and I’d encourage any regulars at this challenge to take or modify some of your doors to link to her challenge.

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Thursday Doors normally runs until noon Saturday. This week, we will accept doors from any of Cee’s participants for the week-long duration of her challenge. This extends to all participants to Thursday Doors, too. If you decide to join Cee’s challenge, feel free to link back here again. I will gather all links and add them to the Sunday Recap this week, and, as necessary, next week.

This weekend, for the first time since July 2019, the fire department in our little town is holding their Annual Carnival. Annual, as long as I’ve lived in this town, but cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid. It’s not a large carnival, but I am thrilled to feature every door I can find. Later today, I’ll be enjoying a sausage grinder (submarine sandwich, hoagie, etc.) with peppers and onions. I wash that down with a beer. It benefits the firemen, so I call it charity. Speaking of charity, I’m claiming doors, doorways, gates and openings through which people might pass as a door.

If things go according to plan, the firemen will host a parade on Saturday night, and I will be featuring firetruck doors next week.

First the black and white images:

And now for some color:

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    • Thanks Sophia. I was so happy to see the carnival return. The firemen are all volunteers, and this is a great way for them to raise money. They have lots of great food, fireworks and a parade. Despite the lurking danger of covid, it feels like normal. Thanks for sharing a lovely scene and a bit of history.

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    • Thanks Teresa. It’s always fun to see the little ones riding the Merry Go Round. Glad you could score a place in a few challenges today. I hope you have a great weekend.


  1. Love seeing the black and white pictures. Our wedding album is in black and white! Great to see the Merry-
    Go-Round. Memories of fun times on that ride!

    Seriously Dan, a manhole cover? 🤗 You couldn’t get me on any of those spinning rides today if you paid me! Especially not after having a sausage grinder and a beer.

    This looks like a great carnival. Glad it’s back in your town. Hope the weather cooperates, especially for all you kids over 50! 🤪 Enjoy being a kid again Dan.

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    • I know, Ginger, the manhole cover was a reach, but since I know the proprietor, I thought I could get away with it ;-)

      I love watching the kids on the rides (while eating my grinder and drinking my beer) especially the little ones on on the Merry Go Round. I won’t be on any of them.

      My parents’ wedding album was in black and white. I actually think it was more elegant.


  2. I note the prominence of the truck with the beer booth. Priorities. I also note that the only thing that appeals to me now is standing (or sitting) on terra firma and watching, but even that in small doses. Those rides would tumble my innards into oblivion, I think. But what memories these pictures bring! Thanks!

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    • Years ago, I stopped riding anything that rotated along more than one axis. Rotating – fine. Spinning – fine. Rotating while spinning – a great big no. I would still do a roller coaster, but that’s about it. These little carnivals do bring back memories, though. A fixture of summer around here. I’ll be at the beer booth tonight, taking in the sights and sausage.

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  3. I’m a sucker for carnivals Dan. But, unless I have my boys with me I ride alone. The hubs hates rides. Ezcept maybe those strawberry cups. 😂I would recommend any if it after sausage grinders and beer. 🤭

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    • Thanks Tina. I got both, but that’s OK. I’ve been having nothing but problems trying to comment and reply to comments today. Thanks for sharing your doors with us. Check out Cee’s challenge if you like.


  4. Oh Dan, your carnival looks so fun and wonderful. I’m so glad you added a color selection too A carnival with color is well….. For some reason I really like the semi trucks with the doors. Guess I am a vehicle geek after all. Have fun this weekend. :D :D

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  5. I love black-and-white photographs! I find them moody, almost visceral. A colour photograph of the exact same thing I find more up-lifting. But I do love the moody bits.

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    • I didn’t make it to the cotton candy or ice cream booths. I was full after hitting the grill. The other food is provided by the carnival company. The grill is run by the firemen. It was good to see them again.

      Good to see your doors, decorated for summer by nature.


    • They didn’t have sausage this year, but burgers, dogs and fries were all good. The best thing was seeing them back in (this kind of) action.

      Your door post is a little sad. I hope it can find new life.

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    • I made it to the carnival for opening night, (I know, I make it sound like a Broadway production). They are planning to have fireworks tonight and a parade tomorrow. I’m glad to see them back to normal.

      Great doors and street shots.


    • It was fun to see the people, especially the children, enjoying themselves. The food and the beer were also good. I like B&W photos, but I rarely think to use them. I probably should look for one good one each week. Thanks for visiting, Miriam, and thanks again for all your help with my book launch.


  6. Way to keep things fresh, Dan! You may recall what a huge fan I am of the Twilight Zone’s “Perchance to Dream,” so this held a little extra appeal for me. :)

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