"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Jane’s Carousel Sunday Afternoon

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.

Lead Horse Jane's Carousel

tickets for the 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.


Mary's Horse on Carousel

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.

Photographers Meet Up

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.

Marlena from Poland

And check out Marlena’s shoes

high heeled 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.

Ruth and Mary

New Jersey Photographer

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)

Manhattan Bridge and Jane's Carousel

Peeking out at the traffic below.  YIKES!IMG_5702

14 responses

  1. 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.



    March 25, 2013 at 9:33 pm

  2. 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!


    March 25, 2013 at 10:00 pm

  3. Sue Reinfeld

    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.


    March 26, 2013 at 12:15 am

  4. 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. 🙂


    March 26, 2013 at 2:19 am

  5. such a wonderful fun post rutheh, i so love carousels … and all that sisterly stuff is just great!!!


    March 26, 2013 at 4:10 am

  6. a carousel always produces some melancholy in me – I don’t know why …


    March 26, 2013 at 5:31 am

  7. you inspired me to update my carousel thoughts:


    March 26, 2013 at 6:06 am

  8. Yes, the shoes!


    March 26, 2013 at 8:06 am

  9. Gail Radley

    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


    March 26, 2013 at 9:48 am

  10. Amy

    Carousel always brings me smile 🙂 Great shots of the fun day!


    March 26, 2013 at 1:39 pm

  11. Fun photos, Ruth! 😀


    March 27, 2013 at 8:55 am

  12. What a great idea for a meet up! Photographers + models is like hot cross buns + bananas. 😉


    April 11, 2013 at 1:48 pm

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