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Funny photos of crazy theme parks by Paul Hiller? Sure thing

Posted by Liv Siddall,

It’s that glorious time of year again when the theme parks across the world creak open their rainbow-coloured gates to the unbridled joy of the screaming, puking, mild-thrill seeking public. Whether it’s the rides, the faux woodland, the greasy food or the money-munching sideshows, something about theme parks reminds us that human beings are weird — and that’s never a bad thing.

Photographer Paul Hiller is here to remind us of just that, with his pastel-toned photographs of some of the world’s most weird and wonderful theme parks. With a touch of Martin Parr about them, these park portraits are a fantastic way of recording the strange and funny ways we human beings enjoy a spot of leisure – on fast machines surrounded by fibreglass dinosaurs.

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    Paul Hiller: Saurierpark

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    Paul Hiller: worldpark beijing

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    Paul Hiller: vulkan

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    Paul Hiller: osaka rooftop

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    Paul Hiller: dino

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    Paul Hiller: worldpark beijing

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    Paul Hiller: ferris wheel

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    Paul Hiller: balloons

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.