Thursday, April 07, 2011


One of my favorite places on earth is the Musee Mecanique, they have all these coin operated machines, and I can spend hours just going through and examining the mechanical processes of each machine. Many of their machines are intensely creepy, and the creepiest are always the fortuneteller machines. You put your coin in the slot, and the half man or half  woman comes to life, moving extremely slowly. Their hand moves back and forth, or they lift a lid to somthing, and you might hear a recording, if its a newer model, but at the end a card falls out of a slot, and it tells you your fortune.
Its always extremely generic, and generically good.

Found On Flickr, Image by Thomas Hawk

I wonder if, on Halloween, they put bad fortunes in their machines.

"In three days, you will cut your finger off."

*Giggle Fit*

Pier 45 Shed A at the end of Taylor Street
Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco, CA 94133 

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