When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide when I stop and I turn and I go for a ride...
Kittie Roberts Scenic Railway 1933. Linocut. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, presented by Mr Rex Nan Kivell 1953
A trip to Hanmer has never been complete without a visit to the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa, not for a relaxing soak in the sulphur pools these days mind, but rather the exhilarating ride on the SuperBowl, a swirling ride from 15m above the complex where '...riders enjoy centrifugal forces keeping them high on the wall for several turns that ends with a drop through an enclosed finishing flume into the splashdown pool...' - I staggered back to the sulphur pools after that one.
The experience did get me thinking how much those British linocut artists from the 1920s and 1930s would have enjoyed the experience of all that swirling speed.
Cyril Power The Vortex 1929. Linocut.