Monday, January 5, 2009




Okay, here is Jan 5. There just isn't much of interest in Jan in Ohio. Unless, of course, you consider fog, gray skies, rain and/or snow interesting. No color, just blahhhhh. I need some color especially now that all the beautiful Christmas lights are gone and nothing really breaks up the blahhhh. This carousel was built smack in the center of our downtown. Matter of fact, it is just up the street from Mickey. The powers that be felt that this would rejuvenate our downtown area. In some ways it has. They restored many of the downtown buildings and it is very quaint downtown. The carousel, as you can tell is beautiful and is functioning all year long. It is surrounded by garage style doors that in the summer can be pulled up letting the outside in. When it was being built, a company was here that actually carved and painted the animals and you could go watch them work. Pretty fabulous actually. Thought this was a much brighter picture to share than drap gray everything else. Maybe this week I can get downtown and get some pics of some of the restored buildings. Here's till tomorrow.


9 comments:

Mike Fleming said...

That is really a fantastic carousel. There aren't that many things around anymore that are actually hand crafted.

BumbleVee said...

Would have been great like you say to see the craftsmen at work.

This wee our inchy project challenge involves horses..and especially carousel horses... perfect. I am stealing a shot of the one with the horses heads...

BumbleVee said...

that would be this "week" not wee.....

Linda Fleming said...

I love carousels! What a wonderful place that must be to visit.

Bear said...

This is so beautiful
I adore carousels, and like my Mum before collect them- but I think this might be to big to pick up and bring home to Oz. Darn cos it is suirely very very beautiful in your world of Blah or not
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxox

Kerry said...

Love the carousel, we have one in the center of a mall here and it is always loaded with kids and so much fun to sit and watch them. this one is very unusual, fabulous!!

HElen said...

what a wonderful carousel! Love the horses and painting on them! Wonderful craft work and photos!

Barbara said...

what a great carousel. Fantastic and hard to find this type of carousels these days.

Serena said...

A beautiful carousel and amazing craftwork. :)