It was a hot day. These young musicians were offering some cool and easy jazz to park-goers on the west side of Central Park, next to what is identified simply as “The Lake.” You could rent rowboats (somewhere) and it was a laid-back scene.
Central Park by The Lake: Bridal Gown Photo Shoot
Centre of attention.
It took about two minutes for the photo party to breeze through on the path. When they were gone, we went back to listening to the music (and taking pictures.)
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.
A closeup of the frieze at the top.
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?
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.