Thursday, September 29, 2011

Round and Round


Everywhere you go in France you can find one of these...




A beautiful old carousel...this one even has a stork you can ride on.  Storks are very important in Strasbourg and the surrounding areas.




They are intricately carved...




And feature beautiful artwork!




And on a Saturday afternoon you will hear the laughter of children as they go round and round.




Just watching these magnificent whirling machines, with their music playing, makes you feel like a kid again.

9 comments:

  1. Hi Kat! I see I have missed out on so much...!! I LOVE these gorgeous photos and the 3rd one is DIVINE!! Happy end of the week to you, I am off to catch up on all I have missed!! Seems it may take me quite a while:) ~ xx

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  2. They really are lovely! They're like pieces of art. It's interesting to hear that you saw so many during your visit abroad.

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  3. We were so fortunate to live in that area when our children were small - such a lot of lovely, special things for children there.

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  4. Old carousels are the best when it comes to intricacy and beauty. Probably all hand carved. Lovely photos, Kat!

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  5. Living in the Binghamton, NY area, I actually get to ride old wooden carousels all the time. It's the carousel capital of the U.S. We have 6 of the only 150 remaining wood carved carousels in the U.S. and Canada right here. They were all donated by a local businessman between1918-1934 and reside at area parks. The fee to ride one is a piece of litter. It's a way to keep the parks beautiful and give back to the area.

    Sometimes I forget how special they are. Thanks for the reminder. Beautiful pics! I love the vintage texture added to the pics! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I have always loved carousels, they are so beautiful and these are just beyond gorgeous and the history that some of them must have.
    Have a wonderful weekend Kat!
    xo

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  7. Kat, the old carousels are definitely works of art!

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  8. Oh Kat I LOVE these! And I never knew about the importance of the storks or had ever even seen them on carousels before. I would have been just mesmerized to come upon them. I particularly love the street lamps with the backdrop of the building in that 3rd shot. That is so gorgeous and so very French looking. xo ~Lili

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