One of those things that can put a smile on your face is the knowledge that certain things never change. And one of those things is the yearly visit of the Parade Festival just around the corner in Amsterdam.

It’s a festival with many different and very creative artists who put on shows that always have a surprising and often quirky angle. And in the middle of the festival is that old swing carousel. The carousel that is older than the festival itself…

Pablo and his neighbor Yan had been swinging around for many years now, but were still looking forward to the month of August with its timeless carousel and the large, crazy man in the middle who gives everybody a big push each time they come around. Once everyone is swinging high this man takes a polaroid to capture the moment.

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And in the middle of the festival is that old swing carousel. The carousel that is older than the festival itself…

This summer I went with the boys in the carousel with my GoPro attached to my wrist. For postproduction I gathered all the polaroids from the previous years and made a short clip of this wonderful tradition.