Haha Britta …. lucky Sally although, it looks a little dangerous to me !! I'm not sure if I would have liked my children playing in one of those contraptions !!!!!! XXXX
I would have been worried sick, I think - especially when the little boy crept in, too! But the idea as such is great :-)
Eeeek! It is a wonderful way for the children to get fresh air I suppose. But oh my it looks scary.
It does look scary, Emma - and as to the "fresh" air: I'm not certain, looks a bit foggy to me. On the other hand: the little toddler seems to be quite content when her mother put her into that cage.
Always the inventive British, tough and resilient and never to be defeated in any circumstance.
I love inventions, especially British ones (I long for an Aga!). And the baby cage will have made you brave (and prepared the famous a stiff upper lip). No, honestly: I have the impression that the baby enjoys and is curious.
The stiff upper lip was the first thing that went through my mind.
Thanks for stirring the memory buds. Saturday mornings. The Lone Ranger at The Empire, but first the Newsreel. I remember I always thought the narrator had an interesting voice.
That is exactly what impressed me even more than the ingenious invention: the voice of the narrator - so clear, so gripping, so - cool!
Oh my goodness - that would have put me off heights for life - I have never seen anything so strange yet so inventive.
Maybe it would have trained us for heights? I know that Johann Wolfgang von Goethe trained himself to overcome his fear of heights by often climbing up the tower of the Strassburger Münster. When I was up in the Shard, I felt a little bit weak, looking down at wonderful London.
Dear Brigitta, I was a bit concerned until 0.50 into clip when I saw a sturdy metal diagonal support securely bolted to the uppermost part of the window frame. I consider the "baby cage" safe and would be surprised if any mishaps occurred.
Dear Geo., that's one thing I like in men (some women, of course, can do it too): the have an eye for construction, reliability, and inventions. I believe, that it was a man who invented/constructed these baby-cases.
Britta...what a wonderful voice! We don't have an abundance of television/radio folks with that resonating quality these days. Not sure that I would have trusted the cage contraption...even though Geo. pointed out the structural integrity! I think a desperate wife/mother "nagged" her engineer husband to invent this as a sanity saver! Hope all is well with you and yours...you had a fun, busy summer! Smiles...Susan
Dear Susan, I loved that voice too! Yes - all is well - we are simply melting in very hot Berlin, and I have a lot of work to do. After September (narrow boat England/Scotland) and Rome I will become more homely - too much travel is - too much :-)
Scary. At least one British council considered fitting them to their blocks of flats.Enjoy your narrowboating! When I was small we often went on boating holidays - on the Thames and the Norfolk Broads though, not the canals- although I've spent time on boats on them and I think it's great.
Thank you! I am looking forward to the trip - of course I am a bit unsure how to pack my suitcase... last time we had a mix of mild summer and one rainy day in Devizes. To ship the Thames sounds good to me!
I lived in Baron's Court for a while, but I imagine this was before my time. What I do remember is that my flat shook every time a train went past.
Once I saw a film (by Wim Wenders?) in black and white, where the train rushed by a lot of houses, and the pictures on the wall and the porcelain always danced a strange ballet. People say they get used to it - I wonder. If I remember right, Baron's Court has a lovely tube station (I 'collect' tube stations with my camera - very impressing inside: Mornington Crescent).