All the fun of the fair

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Last weekend was the celebration of Altagracia, the patron saint of Dominica.  In her honour, the usual carnival festivities were observed, including marching bands, a carnival queen, blaring music, and a truly dangerous-looking funfair.

The big wheel looked like it was made out of meccano.  The few remaining stirrups on the merry-go-round horses looked scarily like butchers hooks.  Safety harnesses were only notable by their absence. [Read more…]