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Monday, 14 June 2010

Geppetto's Toy Shop

 
Return to childhood?
The brightly coloured toys and kites outside drew me in and as I stood in Geppetto's toy shop, I was transported back to childhood. Forget the latest X Box and battery operated gizmos with bells and whistles - here are the true toys. When toys were made to last and a child's play ran rampant with his imagination. Puppets and marionettes, puzzles, games, kaleidoscopes and spinning tops - all the toys of yesterday that kept children enthralled for hours.
The next time you're down in Sorrento, pop into Geppetto's and see for yourself. They also have shops in Sassafras and Olinda.


Today's Quote: Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys, and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination - think up a story and go live it for an afternoon ~ Terry Brooks

16 comments:

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Something for every kid. Wow.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Hey, this reminds me of Uncle Geppetto and Pinochio :)

lewi14 said...

A child's paradise ...

brattcat said...

This image is a toy shop for the eye. Bright and inviting and full of possibilities.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful picture, a store that I would love to visit and shopping!
Léia

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful picture. Lovely colors everywhere.

Small City Scenes said...

Wow! Look at all the colors.
I like the quote---and I like imagination. Mine is still intact--thank goodness. MB

Lois said...

Amazing place! I wish there was a shop like that here.

Halcyon said...

Wow! I think even adults would enjoy a spin through this shop. So colorful!!

arabesque said...

hi bfg! ^0^
happy to hear from you,
i know things have been pretty busy for you lately, i hope things are gettin back to normal and i'm glad you're back from posting again!
i visited your blog the other week, but don't have time to comment. ^-^

i miss puppet strings,
i used to have one eventhough, i don't know how to play with it and this store indeed looks interesting.

AB said...

Very colourful!

VP said...

I would happily go back at that time for some time... Very good image of an excellent shop!

Bergson said...

gepetto have many colors

Johnny said...

Es un placer volverte a ver. Veo que todo va bien.
ESos niños va a tardar mucho tiempo en decidirse¡¡¡¡
Un abrazo

siromade08 said...

They're all great photos, hope I can visit your place one day, its many nice sceneries and beautiful places its very inviting...

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Fantastico questo negozio di giocattoli.... io ho 47 anni, ma credo che entrare in questo negozio avrebbe affascinato anche me !!
Buona gionata e grazie della visita :-)

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.