a bestiary of hand-painted park rides

Homage to the exuberance and  delirium of the characters adorning some of Eastern Europe’s funfairs.

Also, a futile attempt at holding on to some of my vivid childhood memories, as I ask for one more ride.

tiribomba: noun Romanian slang word for carousel, spinning contraption.

2009-2020 Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia

Myself, circa 1987.
“Little Titan” Park, Bucharest.