July 15, 2013

Daily Photo Tour - A Balloon Vendor on Main Street


One of the best parts of walking through the tunnel into a world unlike the one outside it is happening upon the street vendors selling their wares. The magic to be found for sale is easily lost on us as we grow older and have to figure out paying for it but as kids, we aren't concerned with that, our parents have got it covered. As far as we're concerned, those vendors might as well be selling gold. You can tell by the way kids carry balloons and the like, bouncing up and down, waving them in the air with such enthusiasm and freedom. The magic, of course, isn't in the object itself but in the imagination given it and the opportunity to bless a child with something that brings them joy.

A Balloon Vendor on Main Street
Photo by Michaela Hansen

Comments (6)

On July 16, 2013 at 9:42 AM , Holiday Guy said...

What an incredible photo! Reminds me of Up!

 
On August 22, 2013 at 4:31 PM , Pat Frank said...

How often do you see a colored shadow! Incredible photo.

 
On August 27, 2013 at 9:04 AM , Amanda said...

This photo is INCREDIBLE. It so perfectly captures that childhood innocence and limitless imagination described in the photo's comment.

 
On August 29, 2013 at 11:33 AM , Michaela Hansen said...

Thank you Amanda. Brings back memories of getting your first balloon doesn't it? Waiting in anticipation as the vendor ties the weight to the end of the string, barely containing your excitement. Something so simple to an adult, is an absolute treasure to a child. Childlike imagination is a beautiful thing.

 
On August 29, 2013 at 11:34 AM , Michaela Hansen said...

Thanks Pat! That's my favorite part!

 
On August 29, 2013 at 11:46 AM , Michaela Hansen said...

I hadn't thought of that, but it does! Thanks Holiday.