Saturday, July 7, 2012

The curiosity of the biscope

Walking around the mango festival, with all the mangoes and other attractions to see, I was taken aback at how popular this biscope was.

I think it's the curiosity factor:
You see someone looking at something you can't see, and you wonder, "What ARE they looking at?"  And suddenly people are willing to pay money to have their curiosity satisfied.

I guess the biscope is similar to one of those viewfinder things.  A picture goes by while the music plays, and the man turning the crank makes the pictures keep moving past.

There's a more sophisticated version, too.  One where you can look "around the Europe".

The display at the museum portraying 1947 had a biscope as part of its street scene.
Yet even today, their appeal lives on.

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