This is the second installment of Sweet Shots where we share some of the fine playground photos we’ve come across in our digital trolling.
Children of Darfur at play
AP Images – Nasser Nasser
Children everywhere, given the opportunity, will jump at the chance to play. Even in Darfur these simple swings can sweep an arc of joy.
Alfio Bonnano’s Amager Ark part of Kalvebod Faelled, Copenhagen
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The Amager Ark is one of a series of pieces on an adventurous route designed and installed by artist Alfio Bonnano. Each of the art playgrounds is created with all natural products. Read about the artist’s thoughts on this series here.
Launch pad to the Alps – Parc des Pierrettes, St-Sulpice, Switzerland
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The slide at the top of the world in the small village of St-Sulpice, Switzerland. What a stunning view. Hard to believe that it could ever become humdrum.
Playground Oasis, Coney Island, New York
Marco de Stabile
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The quiet, the solitude, the absence of kids. This must be an early morning shot looking east to the old world.
Parque La Carolina – Quito, Ecuador
From The Wide Wide World by The James Family on flickr
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This former military aircraft is now a permanent fixture of Quito’s urban La Carolina Park. At one point, the entire fuselage was used as a canvass to promote the film Madagascar 2. I think there is some benefit in looking at playgrounds as commercial free zones, places where kids can go and not be pitched by advertisers.
So ends the Sweet Shots II. Many thanks to the photographers for making this all possible and to flickr for giving us all a home.
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