carousel + ice cream

i could have sworn that this was on my 101 in 1001 list, but as it turns out, it is not. still, it probably ought to have been. it is one thing i’ve been telling t we need to do before we move from madison: ride the carousel at ella’s deli.

for those of you who don’t live in madison, ella’s deli is a carnival of a delicatessen. it’s walls and ceilings are crowded with moving, mechanical toys of all sorts. they scoot across wires spanning feet of ceiling. you can hear the whir of their motors beneath conversations. at ella’s, they serve mostly, well, deli-like things: sandwiches, burgers, fries, malts. and chocolate shoppe ice cream (hooray!). and, outside there is a carousel. a darling little carousel shining its cheerful glow at you as you drive down the otherwise drab stretch of East Washington Ave.

tonight, with our pal jake, we rode bikes down the brief stretch between our house and there, with the intention of ice cream cones and carousel rides. both were very good.

here are some shots to show you the fun that we had:

those who follow wedding photography (are you out there?) will know that this shot is mimicking a popular wedding-day bouquet shot. hehe.

i think that this one of me and t looks like an engagement photo. don’t you love how our facial expressions are completely mismatched to our surroundings?

and a couple more:

and if you care to see more, you can take a look here.

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