Physical Scale Small
Experiential Scale Medium
Geographical Scale Local
Before the rides arrive, the preparation of the site for involves the careful setting out of the locations for each ride and attraction. Some setting-out marks are permanently fixed to or painted on the surfaces of the host town, but remain more or less invisible to the eyes of its citizens.
setting out activities could take up to three weeks, projecting the fair layout onto the surface from an overlay at 'head height.' The preparation of this layout attempted to exert control and maintain architectural order through the geometrical set up of markers, paths and plots. It also acknowledges, and in parts makes explicit reference to, past positions of certain rides and the accrued Showmen’s rights over these sites.