Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Round and 'round we go


Who doesn't love a carousel or merry-go-round? I took this photo in front of the Hôtel de Ville where even if it was freezing cold, children and their parents were waiting in line to ride the animals. I'm not sure that this carousel is very old, but no trip to Paris would be complete without a stroll by. If you'd like to see some very old merry-go-rounds, pay a visit to the Musée des Arts Forains where you can see all kinds of old amusement park attractions from the 19th century.

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24 comments:

  1. Wow Eric, after the b&w guys, this photo really cheers things up. I've had the opportunity to go through the Musée des Arts Forains and I highly recommend it.

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  2. These are the most colorful, well kempt carousel horses I've ever seen. Really lovely. The ones in Golden Gate Park have definately seen better days!

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  3. this is fantastic! the colors jsut pop out at you!! i haven't been commenting lately! sorry! i love ALL the photos you've posted lately

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  4. Colors and photography are great. How I'd love a ride!

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  5. Gorgeous and yes, evokes many a childhood memory of riding these at the fair.

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  6. Hi Eric,

    I like how you set this shot up-it's like the Mary Poppin's scene where they are all riding a merry-a-go-round horse. I can hear the tinny music and smell the cotton candy from here. Oh, and in the background-the screams fading in and out from the ferris wheel riders.

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  7. Nice color!!! Eric, I actually took a shot of a carausel today as well, but it is not my post. Great shot!

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  8. Another pretty site.
    Eric, in honor of your upcoming anniversary, I have been looking over your archives. What an adventure bringing Paris to us all. What a city and what people! Your photos have been inspired from the beginning. Your pictures of Parisians are especially compelling. After trying, and failing, to pick a favorite, I will mention one, the Painter in Passage Verdeau, 25 Sept, as a representative of the Paris I hope to visit one day. Well done.

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  9. another beautiful shot. colorful but not so loud. I wonder how long it has been since I rode one, hope to visit Paris someday.

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  10. > Michael. yes I love the Musée des Arts Forains too. I highly recommend it to people coming to Paris.

    > Buzzgirl. Yeah these horses were really beautiful that is why I took them. I do think this carousel is new though. That helps.

    > It's OK Pink Rocket, I forgive you! Plus, this comment is ver y nice...

    > Terri. OK, I'll send you a ticket!

    > Heidi. "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious..."

    > Rodney. Well show it to us some time.

    > Pcpod. Funny you mention it. The Passage Verdeau is where I live. Right behind the painter, on the left, is my entrance door.

    > Midnitebara. Actually I am sure there is one near you. How about a little ride today?!

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  11. Now the question is Eric, do you think the guys in the photo below are on their way to temple or to ride the horsies?

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  12. What a nice photo, Eric. It's kind of nostalgic. I mean, it stirrs up childhood memories :) Merci.

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  13. I can hear the fairground music.

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  14. Some days ago I was thinking of Montparnasse's carroussel (just in front of the train station) when they were disassembling the temporary outdoor ice rink. I am glad one of that kids pastime appears here.

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  15. Michael: it's all that talk about Brokeback... eventually you know we had to see horses ! ;-)

    Now these guys have definitely received a fresh coat of paint since I was a kid! They do look superb.

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  16. i think if you ever can get to the Musee des Arts Forains please please please, (s'il vous plait!!)take a whole bunch of photos to share with us. I am so far from Paris and even though i will be planning a trip to visit there sometime in the next year or so i would love to see your take on it. I have been perusing their site (http://www.pavillons-de-bercy.com/) and it's just awe inspiring to look at. :D

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  17. I remember a carousel on Rue de Rivoli, but not exactly in front of the Hotel de Ville, but a little east. I wonder if that's this one.

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  18. Tomate...you beat me to it. Great observation.

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  19. My 3 year old daughter saw this photo on my computer screen and pointed and said, "horsie, horsie". I had to share that with you Eric. You have visitors that cannot even type yet.

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