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Hairy Crab and St Giles' Fair

I stood underneath my frog-shaped umbrella by the Carfax Tower waiting for Nava and when he appeared, we wandered to the Opium Den. I ate mock hairy crab there, which was not too hairy.

After that, we headed to St Giles' Fair and waited at the Martyr's Memorial for Flickr members. None appeared and the rain pounded down, so we dashed to Far from the Madding Crowd and found Flickr members there, drinking beer, with large cameras beside them. The rain didn't ease off, but I was keen to photograph the fair anyway.

St Giles' Fair wasn't at all how I imagined. It is just a funfair that springs up on a road in the middle of Oxford for 2 days. A noisy, chaotic funfair, with screaming teenagers, candyfloss, hotdogs, the smell of doughnuts, spinning rides with brightly flashing lights, cuddly giraffes waiting to be won, clairvoyants, merry-go-rounds, dodgems, haunted houses, mirror mazes, and on this occasion, lots of rain. It felt absurd that this funfair was in the middle of Oxford, and that tomorrow it will no longer be there.

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Did you get any good photos? I didn't get any good ones, as I ended up getting too wet!

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