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Coney Island Carousel Restored

My sister  Mary sent me a New York Times article  by Lisa W. Foderaro about the restored B and B Carousel in Coney Island.

The restoration took place in Marion, Ohio and took more than five years.  We took the subway/train out to Coney Island on Tuesday morning and found where the horses were located.

As we approached the carousel pavilion’s new location along the boardwalk, we were surprised at the giant lettering in bright colors.  The horses had real horsehair tails!  The special lead horse was carved to commemorate Lincoln’s Centennial of his birth(1909) by famous carver Marcus C. Illions.

There was a paper sign taped on the lead horse with the Lincoln relief, NO RIDERS but the carousel attendant asked if I would like for him to take it off so I could photograph it.  Very nice.  I’m showing the ornate horse with the paper sign, too.

A  carousel bench before restoration with all the layers of paint and after restoration is shown below.

Each horse had a unique expression and markings.  We enjoyed the ride and had great fun.  (And the restrooms are clean and colorful with confetti-like decor)

Carousel Ticket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coney Island Carousel Lead Horse

 

 

Patriotic Horse

 

 

 

 

 

Carousel horse

 

 

 

 

 

Carousel Pavillion

 

 

 

 

 

Lincoln Centennial Horse

 

The lead horse carved to honor Lincoln’s Centennial of his birth in 1909 by Macus C. Illions

 

Griffin on Carousel Bench

 

Before Restoration

 

Carousel Bench BEFORE restoration

 

 

 

After Restoration Carousel Bench

 

 

Carousel Bench AFTER restoration

 

 

Carousel Lettering on Pavillion

Carousel Pavillion workers adding the lightbulbs on the letters

And another article about the horses being sent to Marion Ohio.

They were  lovingly and expertly restored at Carousel and Carvings,  by owner Mr. Todd W. Goings.

 

 

Carousel Music

 

 

 

 

 

B and B Carousel

 

 

You might remember that Mary and I rode Jane’s Carousel in DUMBO (Brooklyn) during my Spring Break from school.

 


 


WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: Curves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plitvice Lakes Park

The challenge for the week is curves.  Tour bus above in the National Park with all the waterfalls- Plitvice National Park – Croatia-

No guard rails on this curve!

 

 

Plitvice Lakes FallsPlitvice Lakes Park in Croatia   a curved walkway

 

 

 

 

 

Tree in Plitvice

 

I knew I had some back seat driver photos from my visit to Croatia and I was able to find a few.            Fasten Your Seat Belt!

Car Trip Croatia

Curved Gate

Curved Roof Tiles

Roof Tiles  in Istria

Tunnel Curve

Light at the end of the curvy tunnel- Croatia Car Trip

Ram horns

On Brijuni – Tito’s Personal State Summer Residence

Zagreb Fountain

Zagreb Fountain- the water a straight line but the curve of the back caught my eye

And Back in the States Kennywood Amusement Park a few years back

Anna at Kennywood Whip

Anna on the whip in Kiddieland Kennywood Amusement Park

Kiddieland Roller Coaster

Carousel Horse

Curved Carousel Horse

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Pap puts Anna into the car on the curve at Kennywood – Is this the Turnpike?

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Log Flume Ride Kennywood

Glass Ball 001

Glass Paperweight


Happy 7th Birthday

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Seven years ago I was in Florida watching Anna while Erika and Mark went to the hospital. Happy Birthday Michael Joseph!  He just lost his first tooth and is starting First Grade on Wednesday so your last day of summer vacation you don’t have to go to school.  Bet you’ll find time to build something with your new  Star Wars Lego today.

Blogging from Aunt Mary’s computer in NYC at 3 AM so when you wake up you can see your birthday post.  Love, FF Ruthie

 

 

 

 

 

 


Shoot Where You Are

Culled from the day’s catch- didn’t photograph any food making today but here is what I photographed on Saturday.

School’s out for the summer  so I’m not in my home territory.  Most days I shoot photographs as I drive around the city. But I am seeing different scenery these days.  We went to a T-ball game on Saturday morning.

Four Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies fell out of the van onto the pavement and their bright orange caught my eye but I thought, nah, four bitty snack crackers are not worth a photograph since we have to get to the game and haul  the fold-up chairs and the bag of snacks for the team.  I mean another day I could do a Snack Cracker still life but we were in a rush.

Imagine my surprise when we returned to the van. The neon orange obliterated.  Ants working hard to live.

 

 

and a close up detail

 

and then as we pulled out of the school parking lot by the baseball fields, there was a church parking lot and a scene I wanted to photograph. This is when you are probably annoying to your daughter-in-law but she doesn’t mind and pulls over by the dumpster and I got out and took about 4 quick shots on the gray day.

 

 

 

and the detail. My DIL asked if I wanted to come back and pick it up to take back home since it wasn’t broken!

 

A quick trip to the zoo and the reptile house.  The kids got a chance to touch the Rosy Boa. I photographed the Pythons devouring rabbits but it is too graphic.

 

The Columbus Zoo has a lovely 1914 Carousel, restored.  The youngest 3 grandkids took a ride.

 

 

and youngest granddaughter Maura in a quiet moment


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