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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Pair of cephalopods

Balloon creations are a fun feature of the Fringe street entertainment that I look out for each year.  There are 4 spots and each has their own style. Each year the creations seem to be more elaborate than the last, like the bouquet of flowers I showed last week - back in the day I'm sure a single flower was exclaimed over. Last year big hats seemed to be the thing  but this year I noticed that a lot of kids were carrying the same, unexpected animal - an octopus

it seems an unlikely star although I can see it does lend itself to balloon shapes. And I like how the multi-coloured octopus is under a multi coloured umbrella while the red octopus is on a plain umbrella.


10 comments:

Eileen T said...

I like their big eyes ... a fun pair.

Sian said...

It's so clever. Little E bought his uncle a balloon modelling kit for his birthday. Maybe I'll suggest he starts with an octopus?

Maggie said...

They do look great fun and make wonderful colourful pictures. I wonder how many of those get home in one piece!

Missus Wookie said...

What a wonderful colourful pairing - I like the eyelashes on the multicoloured Cephalopoda.

Patio Postcards said...

Bright cheerful and how creative. I have never seen a balloon vendor or creator of such wonderful beasts.

Karen said...

Both are really cute . . . and colorful!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I've not seen those before. It's usually dogs and hats around here. I was having a close look through all your Fringe photos in case my friend, who was performing there this year, had put in an appearance!

marshaleith said...

very fun!!!!!

Lady Ella said...

Well chosen! I like how the red one has a round balloon for a head while the multicoloured one is made such that the stripes continue throughout.

Barbara said...

A fun pair I can see that an octopus is a good shape for balloons.