Travel Photography Photos tagged as carousel
It happen to be both: 1st of May and Sunday, when we have been there. We arrived around the noon time and street (should I call it the-main-square?) was full with local ppl. They all were in holday dress, many kept glasses of wine (celebrated May 1st, I guess), others eat snacks. Carousel was rotating and parents waited for galloping kids. At 1 PM everyting stopped and town got empty in few single minutes . Domo locked its doors, cafe closed, carousel was switched off and people dissapeared. It's nothing as saint in Italy as siesta time! At 3PM town awoke once again.
Hurdy gurdy, Semaphore beach, Adelaide, South Australia
People in Salem have built a beautiful new (but old style) carousel. Here are my Uncle Bill & Mom posing by it.
This is a detail of one of the carvings along the top of the Carousel. Each one depicts a scene from Oregon.
The horses are all hand carved. They even offer classes in carousel horse carving!
The Carousel is housed inside the Glass area of this building in downtown Salem, close to the Willamette River.
I was very impressed with the detail carving for the carousel horses. These are truely an art form.
This is in a city park in downtown St. Augustine. Someone found it in a barn in the midwest. They cleaned it up and reassembled it and it ran just fine. It only costs $1.00 to ride it.
Many carrousel's had benches to ride on, not just the horses and other animals that went up and down. I think this bench was just too cute.
Samples of the paper rolls used to play various tunes in a music box during a carrousel ride.
Photo is supposed to be a man tuning the notes (I think)
The highlight of the Museum is an actual 1916 working Carrousel! Mom chose the lead horse to ride of course.
The photo's represent rides in packing crates, ready to be loaded for transport. Since the Herschell product was for fairs and carnivals, the product had to be easily transportable.
Notice how the ears are pinned back and the hoofs turned up? This is so there are fewer points to break off on a carrousel that was meant to be moved around.
This was actually made in Towanda, NY where the Wurlitzer Organ Factory also was.
The Wurlitzer Music Box (or Organ) was also made in Towanda, where the Carrousel Factory is located.
This horse is on the working 1916 carrousel we rode on.