We took the subway to Brooklyn and walked to Jane’s Carousel. Click the name to read all about how it was lovingly restored by artist Jane Walentas
This is the lead horse. (I asked.) I’d shown the students a photo of the carousel during Hurricane Sandy and because of the flooding, a stereo is providing the music until the original can be repaired. There was a birthday party happening while we were there. I talked to a Grandpa on the bench next to us after we rode. He said he would love to own a carousel.
Mary and I rode the Carousel, she took a horse that went up and down and I chose one that was stationary so I could snap some photos.
The horse that Mary rode.
View of man flying a kite under the Brooklyn Bridge, photographed from the Carousel.
And then something fun happened. Mary and I were eating at a picnic table, hot cross buns and bananas. A photographer was sneaking a photo of us with a periscope lens. Ha! Turns out it was a Photographer and Model Collaborative Meetup Event happening right by the Carousel at one in the afternoon.
Here is a photo of some of the photographers who gathered to shoot the models.
I see a couple of photographers hiding behind their cameras. Rather take the shot than be in it, maybe?
Meet Marlena from Poland. A model.
And check out Marlena’s shoes
The photographer who is smiling, sporting the red pants, is the one who took a nice photo of my sister and me under the Brooklyn Bridge when I asked if he would mind. That was before we knew there was a meet-up of photographers! Thanks for photographing us together.
Thought it would be fun to be in the shot with my sister.
We met this New Jersey photographer as we waited in line for the rest room.
This couple is photographing themselves. No photographer needed.
And then Mary and I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan.
Here is Jane’s Carousel view from the Brooklyn Bridge towards the Manhattan Bridge.
First time I’d heard of Dumbo, Brooklyn (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass- Acronym)
Young and trendy. Stylish and chic. These fancy shoes separate the youthful fashionable and the older woman’s footwear. I wore brown clogs. Quite a different look!
It was a good party. The live music made it great. The singing, the piano playing. The friends. The snow was falling as the night wore on. We’d seen a bad pileup on Bigelow Boulevard and the exit ramp due to black ice on our way to the party. Wondered if we should turn around and go home and avoid the first treacherous driving of the season.
But we were almost there so went forward with the evening’s plans-
the weather discussion goes on forever around these parts and it is usually not good
……Vanessa said she is 5’1″ and that these shoes are really comfortable. I had to ask. I was fascinated with the glamorous high heel.
I can’t even imagine. She seemed to maneuver perfectly. Vanessa and Nina sang and Luke played the piano and sang, too. He can transpose into any key. Incredibly talented young man looking at colleges now.
I had asked to blog the women and they agreed but didn’t get permission to show Luke on the blog. Nina has a website here. I’ll email and ask so it may be up with the three of them.