Sunday on the island, Fête Paradiso and some dang good art...

posted on: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Early in the summer, Alan had an idea for a pretty awesome date to go to a vintage carnival he'd heard about somewhere. He got super excited and we were all set to go and then...The catch! 

The carnival, Fête Paradiso, was set up on Governors Island. The only other time we'd been over there was a few years back. A food truck festival was taking place that ended up being a bit of a disaster. I mean... Wow... After that experience we've both been a bit leery of going back. So, we dillied and we dallied and before you knew it, the summer was essentially over and we still hadn't been. There have been a ton of art events going on all summer as well so this past Sunday I insisted and insisted and off we went. Worth the trip, y'all!

Any trip to Governors Island requires a ferry ride. We got off to a good start when I finally spotted the stained glass watertower in DUMBO. Seriously, I've been looking for that piece for a year! For some reason I always thought it was south of the Brooklyn bridge. Nope! It's north of the Manhattan bridge. Lovely...

We wandered all over, through the rides and into the buildings. Check it out, loads of photos after the break!

Ohhhh, those rides were beautiful. So incredibly beautiful. Not like the gross plastic you see these days...

After exploring the carnival a bit, we walked around to look at the view and to check out Castle Williams. And then, off we went back home. What up, Sunday!


  1. Looks like such a fun place! And that view of the city *swoon* - Court |

    1. It was super fun! They're doing loads of work on the island, can't wait until they get closer. Next summer there will absolutely be a biking/picnicking adventure over there.

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    1. It was a super good time! Next summer, I'll be there a lot more, for SURE.


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