Thursday, October 25, 2007

Pahiatua Playground- a blast from the past!




You don't see this stuff in the typical playground of today. But in Pahiatua the clock is in the wind-up period!
Another great feature is that the park is in the center of town, between the north & south lanes- It's totally open and has nowhere to hide & get up to mischief!
The bottom image is a swing built like a battering ram. Just the thing to give the nervous ninnies and wet blankets apolexy!
Take the kiddies there before nanny's baleful eye turns this way...

14 comments:

Monty said...

damn you - where is the photo of the small plane with the slide - that is the most iconic feature of the whole town.

Oswald Bastable said...

Two posts back!

Anonymous said...

that battering ram thing ostable it terrible if a ten year ols wind you right up and laugh at you, yous get dizzy and want to hop off,
peterquixote

Stephen Renico said...

OB,

Have you ever read the "Dilbert" comic strip? It's all about the office life, and is really popular here in the US.

Allow me also to reccommend you see the film "Office Space".

Banjo said...

Bastable: You have to be willing now and then to take on something more controversial than playground equipment.

Stephen Renico said...

Whoops. I put my above comment in the wrong post. Should have been for the one on the 24th. Mea culpa.

Oswald Bastable said...

Dilbert is very well known here- and I used to work for a large US corporate- so enough said!

'It's true-it's true!'

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Oswald Bastable said...

"Bastable: You have to be willing now and then to take on something more controversial than playground equipment."

No- this is were it starts. A bunch of meddling busibodies dictating which toys are 'appropriate'

KG said...

"No- this is were it starts. A bunch of meddling busibodies dictating which toys are 'appropriate'"
Exactly!
We all need to develop a reflexive "mind your own fucking business" response to these nannies.

Banjo said...

As an example, I've searched without success for any comment from you about the man apprehended at the Aberley House Hostel in Ayr, Scotland, having sex with his bicycle. The story is on Telegraph.com. This to me is a sad comment on the times.

Oswald Bastable said...

To make that story truely noteworthy, the bicycle would have to be recieving councelling from victim support.

KG said...

And was it an ethnic bicycle, Banjo?
Enquiring minds want to know.

george said...

Maybe the town bike?