innocent curiosity

By: Kirsty

Feb 18 2010

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Category: Daily Photos, people


Focal Length:200mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II

secret children’s business

I took this photograph at a local café/restaurant called ‘Wild Thyme’.

The owners (Carol and Alan) are the founders of the café . They have run it for 16 years. This is so much more than a place to eat. They show films (often interesting and informative documentaries), provide live entertainment, run African drumming circles. The community of Warburton and surrounds are served by this place in many ways. It is an informal meeting place where all are welcome.

Last Sunday I  spent a couple of hours there on a sunny afternoon listening to beautiful jazz improvisation from two talented musicians – a keyboardist and a double bass player. People came and went. Children played among the adults. A very young baby  experienced one of its first outings and was passed from one set of loving arms to another. It was a beautiful affair.

The children in this photograph created their own play, as children do. They weren’t interested in the obvious things that were going on – the music, the food, the grown-up conversation.

They were interested in this mysterious corner behind the outdoor stage.

This picture reminds me of what it was like to be a kid – imagining the world into a fascinating playground – no matter what ‘reality’ presented.

4 comments on “innocent curiosity”

  1. This sounds a lovely place Kirsty! We too used to amuse ourselves with the most unlikiest things – old ice lolly sticks! We would lie on the wooden roundabout poking these lolly sticks through the wooden planks or just ‘collect’ them (I can’t remember what for). We thought those sunny days would never end – they did though. The days never seem as sunny now. Whether that’s down to the climate change or to me as a person I don’t know. Probably a bit of both lol!

  2. So true Lynda! Long summer days are a big part of my childhood memories. They don’t have wooden roundabouts anymore in Australia. What a shame, I loved them when I was a kid too.

  3. Kirsty, I have just been on your photography website! Absolutely fantastic photgraphy – I don’t know which gallery I love best! the fairytale one is wonderful and so quirky, but I also like the Goddess and the simulacre types of trees a lot! The burnt out forest is absolutely out of this world! What a wonderful talent you have with your camera Kirsty! I am blogrolling you!

  4. Thanks so much Lynda – I am extremely flattered!

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