Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Last of the Puppet Maker's

I have been meaning to post these pictures up of the puppet shop in The Rocks in Sydney we visited a few weeks back. I've been engrossed in writing I almost forgot. Yesterday I did 4.000 well 4.100 words, today, it is 2.900 words, and I'm bushed. lol..

I've always been intrigued by puppets. I still am today. :)

Walking in was like walking back in time. The air was musty, and damp and the stone blocks that formed the building were over a hundred years old.



After climbing down some hairy, steep steps into the basement, I was so intrigued. I was in another world. What a delight...It was packed with puppets, and they were all for sale. Below is the first of three rooms we came across.


This is the room running at the back of the first room and there was another room to my left behind me.

After thirty years of making and selling puppets the elderly husband and wife team, who put so much intricate detail into their puppets, are selling out and the store was closing down a few weeks later. It is so sad to know it won't be there any more. Boo Hoo!

Little stubborn Pinocchio insists on lying down. I guess he too has seen a few years of hanging around. He hung outside above the door, luring customers in.
I can't get the photo to turn up the right way.

I'll leave you to check out the little puppets while I dash out. Enjoy, I did. Oh btw, Here's the one I purchased. Isn't she gorgeous. lol. :)

I had to take these just to show you how intricate they really are.


7 comments:

Danielle Lisle said...

WOW! Its funny what you find hidden away.

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Hi Danielle,
It's a fading art. I adore puppets. Don't ask why, I don't know. But this little shoppee lit up my heart. It was so cute. And yes, hidden away.

Thanks for calling in. :)

Kaye Manro said...

What great puppet photos!

And wow -- you've been busy with writing as well, great going on the word count, Suzanne!

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Hi Kaye,
They are lovely aren't they. Yes, I hope it continues. 2.000 a day or more. :)

Caryn Caldwell said...

I am in awe of your word count! As for the puppets, those are amazing, and now I'm sad that their store is closing. I hope all the puppets find nice homes.

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Hi Caryn,
Yes I also hope they find nice homes. They are so adorable. My word count is going fine, but today I doubt it as I have to go out. Perhaps later on I can squeeze a few thou in. lol..
Thanks for stopping by. :)

Tami said...

I love it. Ah - the green eyed monster strikes again.

**stalks away**