Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Last week Barb from Bellefonte mentioned that she liked carousel horses and I remembered I had this picture of the carousel in Bryant Park. This is a description from the Bryant Park website:
"Le Carrousel in Bryant Park, specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, is an homage to both European and American traditions. Its fourteen delightful animals, replicas of classic carousel creatures, revolve to the sounds of French cabaret music. The rounding boards, inspired by Bryant Park’s elegant baroque-style torchères along 40th Street, blend into the leafy canopy of the park’s plane trees.
Fabricon Carousel Company, whose artists designed and created Le Carrousel, was based in Brooklyn, N.Y., and has hundreds of other installations as far away as China and as close as Riverbank State Park on the Upper West Side of Manhattan."
I've never seen it working actually, but it would be fun to take a ride!