Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fete Paradiso

Antiques and Paris: these are a few of my favorite things. 
Put them together, and you have Fete Paradiso - a vintage Parisian carnival full of beautifully preserved 19th century games and children's rides on Governor's Island this summer. This past Sunday offered perfect weather to go see it, so I grabbed a friend and took hold of the opportunity while it knocked.
A short ferry ride, and we felt hundreds of miles from NYC, even though we could still see it's skyline dominating the horizon just beyond the island's treeline. 

And I thought I liked spicy foods.... I'll pass on the fire.

From what I could gather, the object of the above game is "throw the ball in the drunk guy's mouth." 

Me! In an antique carnival ticket booth. Obviously being lazy on the job.

Flags fluttered in the breeze...

Cassie and I explored Fort Jay - a historically preserved fort from the Revolutionary War that occupies the island. The grassy "moat" was quiet and lovely and a great place to stop and have a mini picnic.

This guy.


  1. These photos are so gorgeous! That must have been an amazing day!

    Ladyface Blog

  2. cute photos looks like you had fun!
    XO Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

  3. nice pics!


  4. cute photos... thanks for sharing! seems you had a fun time there

  5. AH!! This looks awesome! How have I never heard of this?? Def. have to remember this for next year.


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