Last picture from Tivoli this time around… Tivoli has their own music corp marching through the garden every day, playing their instruments. I wasn’t prepared but heard the music, raised my camera, and got just one single shot before the orchestra went up on the central stage.
And this is one of the things I loooove my DSLR camera. One shot, one chance, auto everything -and it comes out like this.
Did I mention that Tivoli is full of quirky details? Like two horses high up on a wall… I find this motive wonderfully surreal and I love the texture of the artifical rock face contrasted with the shiny horse heads.
This covered passage runs under the Tivoli Concert Hall. When my parents were young it housed one of the hottest jitterbug joints in town. Now it is home to a Wagamama and a café – none of them neither hot nor glamorous. But the ceiling is!
I can’t believe I’ve walked through that passage all my life and never noticed the mirrored ceiling until I looked at it through the lens. Maybe I’ve always been too busy eying the ice cream stands across from the café.
Fortunately two of the rides that afternoon in Tivoli were right next to a rollercoaster with a loop. I made it my mission to shoot a great picture of a rollercoaster. I kinda think I succeeded.
I did need to abide by the prime rule of showing patience, though. The ride only ran through once. Then I had to wait and wait until the next passage and the next single chance of a shot. This is the result of somewhere around the 10’th run. But I was waiting for the kids anyway.
It looks so tranquile but out on the lake it’s every man for himself! Thankfully the boats don’t go very fast, but while we were instructed to sail in circles when I was a kid, the kick today is to try to ram into the other boats
Tivoli has different themes. I love the graphics of the Chinatown and remember stuffing lamps like this in my suitcase on a trip to London as a teenager. They hung in my room for years.
Lights are a central part of Tivoli. The main impression is still that of colored lights with old fashion light bulps. I still recall the favorite from my childhood – an old tree by the fountain with huge twinkling lights.
It’s not easy to find the time to look up when you are navigating Tivoli. There is almost always a large crowd, you often have kids in tow, there’s food, and noise, and rides, and strollers, and…
Still, it’s worth remembering to look up.
Tivoli Gardens opened on August 15, 1843. The name refers to Jardin de Tivoli in Paris. It was originally placed just outside the fortications of the city. Because the park is so old, the buildings are whimsical in the original way you only find in complexes that truly are old and don’t just pretend to be.
I love water – especially on photos where you can freeze it. It’s fluid, it’s solid, it moves continously, it can’t be moved…