Toys are less likely to be a subject to talk about in a travel site, but to me, traveling is not only about seeing landscapes and architecture…

I’m always carrying the camera with me wherever I go and as a documentary type of photographer,Β  I’m curious and like to observe things that others may not even notice… I try to take photos that tell stories, so I can impress my friends and family with what I’ve seen during my absence from home πŸ™‚

Here for example is a little boy crying because something went wrong with his small toy car – he looked so sad and I couldn’t resist πŸ™‚ He was a Guatemalan kid in Panajachel, on Lake AtitlΓ‘n, Guatemala – oh, yeah… that’s a great place to visit!
The kid made me immediately think about the saying: “The difference between a man and a boy is the cost of their toys” Ha, ha… πŸ™‚

Toys and kids

… but as I said, toy-cars are not only for kids… Look at this pedal boat on Lake Constance, in Friedrichshafen, Germany

They were really having fun with it πŸ™‚

Now, talking about Germans, they seriously like toys… It’s almost impossible to enter a house that doesn’t have at least one teddy-bear displayed someplace πŸ™‚

Here we were in a guesthouse in Kressbronn, a small town near Friedrichshafen, and they were having hundreds of bears in all the rooms, hallways even in the kitchen… it was like a bear house:)

Toys: Teddy bears in Germany

 

Toys: Teddy-bears Germany by Tatiana Travelways

Toys: Teddy-bears Germany by Tatiana Travelways

But things are not always happy with toys… they get old and undesirable too.

This poor Eeyore – a stuffed donkey, was simply discarded on a street in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada – Oh, he broke my heart πŸ™

Eeyore - stuffed animal discarded toy

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Tuesday photo challenge: Toys

4 Comments on “Toys in the world”

  1. I am afraid the donkey would have come home with me to join all my other soft toys in my art studio! I still have the teddy I was given when I was born, he is like a best friend. I love the pedal boat!

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