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Posted by
Dimitrios (ATHENS, Greece) on 9 September 2008 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Well, back in the 60s they were not so colorful. You put a string around them, very tight and then throw them on the ground spinning.
Kids do it less and less nowadays, computers are running our daily lives and videogames are KINGS.
It is nice that the shops sell them again, with decoration in order to attract the young customers.
I wish that all of you encourage your children to get a connection with the past, this way they will appreciate the modern world better and will not take it for granted.

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YOU ARE ALL WELCOME

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Hi dimitrios great photo it good to see that not all things from our childhood have disappeared. Aren't they fantastic colours?

9 Sep 2008 7:22am

@jamesy: true, they are, GREETINGS

LAE from Chesterton, United States

Great Colors ! I remember these ! found some tops for grandchildren, but not with string, will have to look better now that I have seen this picture !

9 Sep 2008 7:43am

@LAE: they are fun to play, but not on a wooden floor! greetings

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

I could never manage to make these tops work lol. These look fantastic, the colours are wonderful, I think I'd buy a couple for decortation they are so pretty, and no doubt a try to see if i could make them spin :)

9 Sep 2008 9:01am

@MaryB: many people use them for decoration, spinning is good too, GREETINGS

roentarre from Melbourne, Australia

Beautiful photographs in deed.

9 Sep 2008 11:48am

@roentarre: MANY THANKS

Dylan from Delhi, United States

Lots of great colors.

9 Sep 2008 2:44pm

@Dylan: THANKS DYLAN

Iris from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

I like this image Dimitrios - very interesting bit of our history and like Mary I could never get mine to work either. I think I used to have a stick with leather attached - I wrapped the leather around the top and tried to make it spin and then I think the idea was to keep whipping it to keep it going but I never got as far as the whipping as mine fell over!!!
A lovely photograph.

9 Sep 2008 4:02pm

@Iris: i AM VERY HAPPY THAT THIS PHOTO BROUGHT UP MANY MEMMORIES OF OUR CHILDHOOD, GREETINGS

Maxine from Rangiora, New Zealand

Lovely shot! colors and memories collide. I would hang them on the Christmas tree!!!

9 Sep 2008 11:11pm

@Maxine: VERY GOOD IDEA, a bit heavy but COOL, GREETINGS

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Oh the simple pleasures of childhood...
Great colors

10 Sep 2008 12:57am

@Jen: MANY THANKS JEN

denise from United States

The colors are beautiful, the wall, the basket put us back a few generations ago. Your words are so true about children today!

10 Sep 2008 2:14am

@denise: KIND REGARDS FROM ATHENS+THANKS A LOT

Arps from Hyderabad, India

beautiful ... You took me back to my childhood days ...

10 Sep 2008 1:31pm

@Arps: glad that you took the trip back! greetings

valenttin from Navodari, Romania

5 euros a piece? Too expensive! All the basket? Cheap!
Excelent colours!

12 Sep 2008 6:40am

@valenttin: a piece, but its a work of art! lol, greetings from an expensive basket!

Barbara from Florida, United States

So colorful and ornamental. A wonderful image and collection. I agree very much with your advice to encourage children to play like the old days. It is part of life to play as a child.
It works too as you get older and keep the child within.
Great shot.

16 Sep 2008 1:58am

@Barbara: I treasure the CHILD WITHIN Barbara, GREETINGS

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