Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Carrousel XIII - Place Prosper Goubaux


This previously unnamed (by me) carrousel was closed for repairs in April.  I arrived there to capture a warm weather scene of riders, but found it covered.  The workmen said "non" when I asked to photograph inside, but at least I found the name for this merry-go-round, "Les Anges Volants."  Oh, I will show you the forbidden photos another time.

If you have been reading my blog for a time, you know how I seek out carousels.  I am linking today to Alexa's The Road is Mine as she has a fabulous carousel which has an amazing story of rescue and restoration. 


Les Anges Volants
Boulevard de Courcelles et
Rue de Miromesnil
Place Prosper Goubaux
75017 Paris

31 comments:

Merisi said...

You managed to compose a beautiful scene, the light on the person to the left, the mysterious backlit fake window frames, very compelling to find out what's behind the scenes!

Kellie @ Sasse Avenue said...

Hi Genie,

Your carousel photo's always capture my attention. I love them and will now pop over to 'The Road is mine' to see some more.

Kel x

s.c said...

Even closed it looks great. What an inspiration from Paris.

Paris Paul said...

To quote myself (!)...

"Her eyes were closed like a carousel at midnight."

Malyss said...

It's also interesting to see how a carousel can be "closed"!

ZyVu said...

Bummer you couldn't take a picture inside, but I still love this.

The link to Alexa's The Road is Mine is AMAZING! the colours and lighting.

Made me see carousels in a completely different way.
Thanks

ZyVu

cello-in.blogspot.com

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I always enjoy your carousel photos. This particular one makes you want to peek inside, forbidden or not.
Sam

M said...

Forbidden photos? Genie? Jamais!!! LOL The closed caroussel looks very mysterious and tempting in B&W.

Cezar and Léia said...

I also love carousels!I like your b&w shot and now I'm curious about this lovely carousel.
bises
Léia

Janey and Co. said...

Why do I have the feeling that you got in anyway?
Loved Alexa's post!

Aesthetic Alterations said...

Even a closed one is magical!

Marylène said...

Your blog, along with Eric's PDP and Alexa's The Road is mine, are the first 3 pages I read every morning!
And today, I had 2 carrousels for the price of one, lucky me!!
Mon "manège" favori.

Virginia said...

I love the old ornate ones but these that you find on the street with the loud music don't "float my boat" so much. Oh look, now I"m sounding like a curmudgeon! HA
V

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looking forward to seeing the 'forbidden' photos Genie, is this how they would keep them covered also in Winter to protect the colours?

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific capture, Genie! I love carrousels, didn't realize they could be closed up like this!! Surely makes sense! As always, I love the B&W, your composition, the shadows! Have a lovely evening, mon amie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Jack said...

Bad timing. You will just have to go back another time!

Starman said...

I can't believe they wouldn't let you take pictures inside. Did they think you were going to steal their manège secrets?

Loree said...

I cannot believe that I did not even see 1 carousel when I was in Paris.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Just because the workers said "non" does not mean I did NOT take any photos... I snapped about 5 before they could come off their ladders and chase me. (kidding)

I know when to exit, bien sûr!

martinealison said...

J'ai hâte de voir l'endroit du décor...
Merci pour cette photo magique...
gros bisous

Alexa said...

Quel dommage that this manège wasn't up and running but good for you for getting some pix anyway. Sometimes being sneaky and/or playing dumb are the way to go, I've found. :~} Merci beaucoup for linking back to Jane's Carousel, mon amie!

Halcyon said...

I like this in black and white. Gives it an extra something I think you wouldn't have in color. :)

Kris said...

I had a friend who loved carrousels and was looking to purchase a horse from one. I loved riding them as a child and find that there aren't many like the ones I rode as a child left.

Deborah Lawrenson said...

A most intriguing post! You've definitely made us want more...

Fábio Martins said...

Good effect choise, here!

Randy said...

This still made for a great b&w. I would like to think this man walks by and remembers better days.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Marylène, merci mille fois... tu es si gentille.

Martine, merci pour la photo que tu m'as envoyé!

Starman, I think that they were just cranky and not happy to see a woman with a camera... got it anyway

I have already posted a photo on this carousel with 2 precious little sisters riding in a car... I will return again

Randy, I am glad you noticed the gentleman as he at least put some life into this covered carousel.

I hope that each of you were able to look at Alexa's wonderful photos of the "rescued carousel"

Bises,
Genie

Pet said...

This is epidemic! I'm just coming from Alexa's Carousel in NY, where I had just promised to post about an awesome one in Wisconsin!

Kate said...

You're right; Alexa's carousel is fantastic. Love those hand-carved horses. Another blog to follow...thanks for the link.

I like the image of the man walking away..it gives finality to your refusal to peek inside!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Pet, I look forward to that post!

Kate, if he had been the one who said "non" I would have run in just as he was leaving. I do love that NYC carousel Alexa posted.

The Clever Pup said...

Do you live in Paris now?