Monday, February 24, 2014

Carrousel XXXVIII

Hôtel de Ville
le carrousel

The proper name for the carousel, as you may be able to read, 
is "Carrousel, la Belle Épouque," 
but even without a label its double-decker elegance 
and unique crown are recognizable.  
The rides are painted with the finesse of a fine artist.

The night scene with an outline of lights 
around the Belle Époque carousel are worth a visit, too.

le carrousel
Hôtel de Ville
75004, Paris



Randy said...

A happy photo.

Alain said...

On en trouve maintenant un peu partout de ces faux vieux manèges, plus ou moins beaux mais toujours émouvants. Je n'ai pas compris le XXXVIII...38 ?

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:

How wonderful is this. It reminds us of times past when a visit to a fair was a much more civilised, decorous thing than it is today. Oh dear, is old age catching up on us?!!

Joe said...

Each turn would take me back to childhood Genie.

ruma said...

 Bonjour, Genie.

  Œuvres attrayantes.
  Vous êtes l'excellent artiste.

  Je remercie pour votre soutien habituel et copieux.
  avoir une bonne semaine.  
  Du Japon, ruma ❃

Andy said...

Another one Genie's famous carousel photos. I like the colours.

M said...

Beautiful ... And what fun to ride on the top deck!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

What a magnificent carousel! Takes me back to my childhood.. I have always wanted to attempt to sculpt one.. Maybe one day.
enjoy your week

William Kendall said...

It looks quite intricate. It's been a long time since I've seen one of those.

Alexa said...

A beautiful addition to your collection of carrousel photos (and No. XXXVIII already!—impressive)!

Jeanie said...

So beautiful -- and so magical. What a grand group of photos you've shown.

Jack said...

A really fine composition, Genie. You placed the lamp post right where it wanted to be!