"Ice Cream-Flavored Bliss"

Posted by jdg | 10:37 AM

Thomas Hoepker's 1974 photo of German children enjoying ice cream (source: Magnum).

So summer's almost gone but Magnum has shared a really fun slideshow of images of people all over the world enjoying ice cream taken from its deep archives. My favorites are Martin Parr's shots of Brighton. For some reason, that's exactly what I remember 1985 looking like.

My 18-month-old son has decided he likes ice cream now more than anything, and his word for it sounds like "ah-be-dee." When we were in the Adirondacks, everywhere we went there were ice cream stands with huge fiberglass soft-serve cones along the roads, and each would would initiate a lot of screaming and shoutiung about "ah-be-dee" from the backseat. So I have about 3 gigs worth of photos of him with ice cream dribbling down his chin.

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