Monday, May 21, 2012

Parc Monceau - le carrousel



The new and delightful carrousel at Parc Monceau has a varied choice of rides...

I was a bit partial to this little yellow plane, a sturdy vintage model,
but it would have been a bit too small for me.

(counterclockwise rotation)

Carrousel Jules Verne
Parc de Monceau
75008, Paris

20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I love carousels and rode them every chance that I got when I was a little girl -- I still would! Terrific capture of a really beautiful one! Have a great week, mon ami!

Hugs
Sylvia

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
How we delight in such things. This looks to be what we should call a 'ride' of the kind which, when we were children, were very popular at fairs but then seemingly went out of fashion. Today, or so it would seem, people wish to be scared. Not us!!

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful capture, the horse is adorable!
Léia

Riet said...

I love caroussels . They are always so colorful and all kids love them.

This is Belgium said...

hum.. how impressive that you even find new ones !
bonne semaine
anni

Andy said...

When I was a kid I had so much fun fun riding the carousel. In Canada we used to call them merry-go-round.

Joe said...

It looks like a very magical carousel. I'm sure the yellow plane would be just the right size.

Kate said...

I do hope that you found a beautiful steed to take a spin on the carousel.

Rae Walter said...

Wonderful capture of the carrousel Genie. I'm sure that any child would love to have a ride.

Peter Olson said...

Nice photo of course, as usual, but miss a bit the old wooden horses which seem to disappear.

Virginia said...

I love the propeller!
V

Kris said...

Very colorful. I bet the kids are drawn to this. If I were a child the colors alone would make me want to take a ride... or two...or three!

French Girl in Seattle said...

Bonjour Genie. I love the airplane too! So colorful and realistic (well, except for the size, bien sûr... ) You are right about staying away, though. Nothing more embarrassing for a grown up than trying to fit inside one of these cute carrousel rides and finding oneself "stuck" inside. Now THAT would make for a great shot, wouldn't it?? :-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Rob and Mandy said...

Oh man, this was already there when I was living rue de Logelbach, right in front of the main entrance of this park in 1984-5. And I remember some very old postcards showing a carrousel in the park as well, in the 1930es.

Alexa said...

I'm back from the "Internet-free zone"—and catching up with my pals' posts! (Your shot through the window yesterday was brilliant.) The plane is adorable, but I
always want a horse, preferably one that goes up and down.

Randy said...

I like the little airplane.

Jack said...

I walked past the carousel in Bushnell Park a few days ago, but no one was using it and the attendant was standing around looking bored. I must try it again.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jane and Lance, there is either a revival of carousels in Paris or they have always been crazy for these beauties... to my delight!

Jack, I would like to see that one

Alexa, I have been away as well and barely hanging in there...we will catch up

Veronique, I am sure that if I got stuck one of my friends would be there to photograph me... Peter?

I do love the very old wooden ones and hope to actually get inside that museum on my next trip!

Bises,
Genie

martinealison said...

J'ai hâte que mon petit-fils ou ma petite-fille soit en âge de faire quelques tours de manège...
Belle photo.
gros bisous

Nicola said...

My big girls so loved the carousels when they were younger. They're all a bit big for them now, but Florence will be asking to go on one soon I am sure!