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)
Great photos from all angles and story line. I have seen all kinds of Meetup here in Pittsburgh, but not a photographer Meetup. It would be nice it we had one. The picture of you and Mary is wonderful. Looks like you are enjoying yourself.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
This blog was just so much fun! All of it – the pics and the subliminal ..great work – I drive that damn bridge once a week- I NEED to walk it!
I love the photos. Looks like you’re having a good time with your sister. Enjoy yourself, you deserve it. I remember walking across the Brooklyn Bridge once. It definitely made an impression on me.
This is not my first introduction to Jane’s Carousel, though I do not remember where I “met” it. Your picture of it from the bridge is what reminded me of it. I’ve seen it from that angle before. Anyway, this was a great post, Ruth. So many wondertul shots. What a coincidence being there for a photographers’ meetup! And you and your Sister sure do favor each other. 🙂
such a wonderful fun post rutheh, i so love carousels … and all that sisterly stuff is just great!!!
a carousel always produces some melancholy in me – I don’t know why …
you inspired me to update my carousel thoughts:
Yes, the shoes!
I want to play with you both, what fun. Fabulous shots. Love the carousel, the bridge, the people, can almost taste the hot cross buns
Carousel always brings me smile 🙂 Great shots of the fun day!
Fun photos, Ruth! 😀
What a great idea for a meet up! Photographers + models is like hot cross buns + bananas. 😉
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