Thursday, October 20, 2011

jane's carousel

the dedication plaque is totally cool:

as is the structure it is housed in:

jane's carousel is a restored historic carousel made by the philadelphia toboggan company in 1922. 3 rows... 48 horses... 2 chariots... carved by john zalar and frank carretta, among the finest of their kind. all of the panels, rounding boards, crests, center pole, and platform are original to the carousel... and it was also the first carousel to be placed on the national register of historic places. totally awesome!

i had been trying to get to DUMBO to see it since it opened about a month ago in brooklyn bridge park... but when i finally made it, it was closed... but from what i could see through the glass, it was absolutely beautiful.

check it out! but don't go on a tuesday, or this could be you:

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