"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Wind Up Toys

Sunday morning. Breakfast at Joan’s.  A cadre of colorful windup toys in her kitchen… I asked if I could photograph them. I can’t remember a specific windup toy I had as a child but these all felt familiar and provided a relaxing and fun time as she wound them up and they executed their motion while I tried to photograph them.

Guess they are making a big comeback.  I am going to get some for me  the grandkids so I they can play with these adorable windup toys. 


11 responses

  1. Yeah. It’a all fun and games until Dad steps on one on his way to getting a late night snack.

    November 13, 2012 at 12:24 am

  2. so joans is a great place to unwind

    November 13, 2012 at 12:27 am

  3. jsmizik

    so cute. Off to Chicago on Friday and FL. on Monday. Missed you at the Veterans Dinner. Love, Judy

    November 13, 2012 at 5:26 am

  4. Sue Reinfeld

    Those are great pictures. They do bring back memories to a simpler time. Boy, don’t I sound old.

    November 13, 2012 at 7:15 am

  5. Kristin

    These were always a big hit @ our house. Did not know they were making a comeback.

    November 13, 2012 at 7:56 am

  6. Kongo really likes that little Monkey wind up.

    November 13, 2012 at 10:44 am

  7. Lovely and so colourful. I used to have a few wind-ups as a kid. I didn’t know they mad anything without batteries these days. :) I must have a look for a couple for my little grandson.

    November 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm

  8. Wonderful photography!!! Amazing!

    November 13, 2012 at 5:19 pm

  9. My kids always break wind-up toys…

    November 15, 2012 at 11:21 am

  10. The drumming bear is a classic. As a kid, we had little ‘monster’ type wind-ups that ran all over the place. I still remember the ‘whirring’ sound they made…

    November 22, 2012 at 8:41 am

    • They are making a comeback, I think.

      November 22, 2012 at 8:59 pm

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