Still on the site of former Dubigeon shipyards in Nantes. Here is the Marine Worlds Carousel seen from one of the slipways the ships were put into water. The Marine Worlds Carousel is the other main attractions of Les Machines de l'île park which includes the Great Elephant you could see on my previous shots. It is a giant carousel with machines representing a manta ray, a giant crab, a squid and other magic animals of submarine world. Visitors can not only see these machines but also manipulate them ! The Marine Worlds Carousel was opened in 2012 and was recenlty awarded as the most original attraction worldwide in Los Angeles. The word painted on the pavement is the right one to describe these Machines de l'île : "surprenantes" ! (it is a pun with the name of the city, Nantes, and the french word "surprenantes", which means "surprising").
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mesutilgim (87410) 2014-01-08 13:57
Interesting capture with those kids enjoying unlimited freedom !
TFS and best regards
Waylim (25368) 2014-01-08 18:15
Very cool shot. the letters "SURPRENANTES" I thought was supper imposed on the photo than a drawing on the asphalt street. I love the warm sunset colors. The mary-go-around looks like a red Chinese pavilion.
Lovely photo with good quality.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-01-08 18:43
Great shot that incorporates the name 'Surprenantes', the kids and the carousel. The kids standing in a shaft of the afternoon sunlight while pointing at the name on the road makes the image complete.
imageme (1790) 2014-01-08 19:45
Hi Olivier, Nice Marine world Carousel captured. Many activities happening in the street. Great POV to emphasis the Word Surprenantes. I like the warm touch applied from the sun to the Carousel. Nice composition with great sharpness. Best regards
DINOZOR (16352) 2014-01-09 0:12
j'aime bien cette image en légère plongée du fameux carrousel des Mondes Marins en passe de rejoindre en notoriété le non moins fameux éléphant de Royal Deluxe.
Le tout baigne dans une belle lumière bien particulière et attachante.
Bravo pour ce fort bon premier plan avec ces enfants dont certains éclairés par un rayon de soleil rasant.
- Copyright: Olivier THIERRY (chawax) (19570)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-15
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 17-70/2.8-4 DC Macro
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-08 13:29