Weekend Photo: Yesterday's Swingset ~ BitterSweetLife

Friday, June 30, 2006

Weekend Photo: Yesterday's Swingset

Old Summer Swingset

I took this photo in the rundown park just west of KC's preppiest shopping district, The Plaza. If you have the luxury of taking in the full range of scenery (decaying tennis courts and a weedy culvert, just blocks from a three-story GAP and stacks of glittering restaurants) the contrast is enjoyable, in an Ecclesiastes kind of way.

I took this photo in broad daylight, which would have spelled wash-out if it hadn't been for the overgrown shade trees that surround this abandoned swingset. I normally don't deliberately go in for nostalgia, but what better time to indulge than summer?

You should also peep the Friday photos by Joe Thorn and Steve McCoy.



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2 comments:

Joe Levi said...

That's a trip down memory lane! I remember when all park swingsets were like that, but the ones at home were the old a-frame style. You remember, the kind that when you'd swing really high the legs would lift off the ground then WHAM slam back into the ground sending shock waves through the chains. I'm surprised we didn't all die as children! LOL

When looking for a swingset for my kids I looked for wood, recycled platics, vinyl, and finally metal. Wow! Have they come a long way since we were kids! Just check out the kinds of cool stuff you can get in today's metal swingsets: myLifePlay.com. They also have a good list of frequently asked questions and safety-related links to consider when shopping for a play set.

I wonder what our kids will remember when they're shopping for their own kids.

Joe Levi said...

That's a trip down memory lane! I remember when all park swingsets were like that, but the ones at home were the old a-frame style. You remember, the kind that when you'd swing really high the legs would lift off the ground then WHAM slam back into the ground sending shock waves through the chains. I'm surprised we didn't all die as children! LOL

When looking for a swingset for my kids I looked for wood, recycled platics, vinyl, and finally metal. Wow! Have they come a long way since we were kids! Just check out the kinds of cool stuff you can get in today's metal swingsets: myLifePlay.com. They also have a good list of frequently asked questions and safety-related links to consider when shopping for a play set.

I wonder what our kids will remember when they're shopping for their own kids.

 

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