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.
Older Carrousels especially used other animals for rides, not just horses
Since Music was such an important part of a carrousel ride, the Museum includes an exhibit on how the Music Box and roll paper worked. This is from the right side of the machine that punched holes in multiple rolls of paper (based on a master roll) to duplicate music rolls.
Since Music was such an important part of a carrousel ride, the Museum includes an exhibit on how the Music Box and roll paper worked. This is from the left side of the machine that punched holes in multiple rolls of paper (based on a master roll) to duplicate music rolls.
This is a diagram of how the Peforating Machine used a master roll to make copies of music that a music box could 'read' to play music.
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.
Another example of fine woodcarving.
The saddle on this example is a bear skin. It gives you a sense of how much creativity and variety the artisans put into their craft.
This is how the shop looked during it's heyday.
This is the entrance to the Carrousel Factory and Museum. It is actually in Tonawanda, NY which is a little bit north of Buffalo. Carrousel is also spelled carousel.