Manhattan Monday 14 – Central Park

The Central Park Carousel is a magnet for kids and fans of American folk art. You can read more about its history and location at the link; this particular carousel was build in 1908 and has been extensively restored.

The long view:

From outside the fence.

From outside the fence.

A closeup of the frieze at the top.

Any observant kid would run screaming from these cherubs!

Any observant kid would run screaming from these cherubs!

And a close look at the fence surrounding the carousel.  I didn’t love the American folk art colour scheme.

Better in Black and White?

Better in Black and White?

PS. Notice what I did? Unconsciously, mind you; I’m not the superstitious type. One week ago, Manhattan Monday Harriet Tubman was Manhattan Monday # 13, but I hadn’t named it that.

Have a great week.

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5 comments on “Manhattan Monday 14 – Central Park

  1. A magnet for kids and adults alike. What is it about Carousels? I just love them 😀

  2. BuntyMcC says:

    The colour, the fanciful horses, and for adults, the memories. I liked the one in Golden Gate Park better, but couldn’t tell you why.

  3. Love the black and white. And the nickel carousel in Port Dalhousie, Ontario. So much fun.

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