Saturday, August 3, 2013

Dodo Manège - Carrousel XXXIII


"Dodo Manège"
Carousel in Jardin des Plantes


Wrapped in tarp this carousel hides its animal-rides 
created to reflect extinct and endangered species.  
Jardin des Plantes is filled with treasures 
and this carrousel is but one.  


On weekend afternoons in good weather 
you will find many families enjoying this charming carrousel.


To see the carrousel "revealed" look here.


Dodo Manège
Carrousel, Jardin des Plantes
(near Gare d'Austerlitz entrance)
75005, Paris

11 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Ah, and I wish I was one of them!! Terrific capture for the day, Genie, as always. Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs
Sylvia

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Loved the Jardin des Plantes. The museum with it's dramatic lighting is quite the experience. Would return just to see the carousel.

Malyss said...

There's a hard heat wave above Paris those days.I think people will try to find freshness in the shade.

Janey and Co. said...

I wonder if it is one of a kind. very unusual!

xStroutx said...

What an unusual carousel! Very cool

xStroutx said...

What an unusual carousel! Very cool

Rhodesia said...

The children just love these carousels, we often have the town parking area taken over with them. Have a good Sunday. Diane

Starman said...

Kids aren't the only ones who love them!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Malyss, it was cold and dreary all spring and now it is hot... Oh well, since it is Paris, I will cut her some slack.

Starman, I knew that you love the carousels and I kept it in color just for you.

Diane, I wish that we had an abundance of them in "town settings." Most of the ones I have seen in the US are at Disney World and other attractions.

Janey, I think that this one is unique. Having fallen in love with the charming small Jules Verne carousel in Parc de Monceau, I discovered on this last trip that there is at least one other (Provins, FR).

Carolyn, this carousel is right next to the museum and I hope that you were able to see it last September.

Aimee, you would love to see it in action. Put it on your list.

Bises,
Genie

Daryl said...

oh i wish we'd walked to see that

Jeanie said...

A carousel ride sounds just lovely right now. Sigh!