Saturday, September 18, 2004

mt mary ferris wheel

mt mary ferris wheel, originally uploaded by seamonkeylifeboat.

Addresses here are a combination of street names and directions from popular landmarks so that the postman can actually find it. We live in Bandra, near Mount Mary Steps. Today we finally found the steps and the church they lead to. Mount Mary Church is celebrating it's 90th birthday. The streets around us are lined with stalls selling sweets, clothing, toy machine guns and all sorts of weird blinky crap. Laurel, our most recent birthday girl, has been pretending all the banners are for her.

Perhaps they are.

The streets are packed with fair goers and every courtyard, playground and construction site has grown ferris wheels and little trains with funky Mickey Mouse-who-looks-more-like-a-rat icons. Mount Mary has appeal to folks of all religious denominations. Many offer wax icons of whatever it is they want to have g(G)od(s) give them. Houses, tuk tuks, hearts, arms and legs, babies, you name it. Even boob jobs and dolphins. Women here seem to have pretty big boobs, at least in the gym which is populated by aspiring Bollywood actresses, but maybe they have all been blessed by Mount Mary.

So anyway, this picture is in the playground of the Catholic school right around the corner from our apartment (see the red cross). They crammed 5 or 6 creaky groaning whirly things into it and created a spectacular collection of things that spin filled with people who go "Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee". We ended up putting a group of 5 little street kids on one of the smaller, hand powered ferris wheels. It made them happy and gave us a chance to wander unencumbered until our magnetic personalities attracted the next bunch.

That's all for now. I just can't tell you how excited I am that we finally have a bloggy thing. This can only be attributed to Laurel's persistence in sorting through the various options to make it happen. We'll see if my excitement lasts.


Blogger ubermunky said...

we are all very excited about your bloggy thing. Maybe you could send me a gross of wax boob job icons. i bet i could make a killing on them here in LA.

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