Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Carrousel Montparnasse



Carrousel Montparnasse


Although this carrousel looks a bit shabby, 
a close inspection reveals that it consists of the original wood horses.  


Most of the carrousels in Paris today have been "updated" 
and the wood replaced with artificial polymers and plastic.  
These horses could do with a bit of paint, but all together look quite good.



Carrousel Montparnasse
Gare Montparnasse
75015, Paris

16 comments:

Joe said...

It is wonderful that some of the original horses still gallop around the carousel Genie.

Betty Carlson said...

I love a nice carrousel! I will still ride on one if it's big enough for me not to look ridiculous.

Aimeecakes said...

Theres something so lovely about a classic carousel. And it's even nicer with the original wood - much better than plastic!

Σεβάχ ο Θαλασσινός said...

When I was a little boy, I loved Carousels! The horses, the move, the music, everything! It was like sailing into the clouds!!

ps: I have a photo that describes the feeling exacrly. If I find it, I'll mail it to you, Genie. Byeee

Debs said...

Give me good old fashioned shabby but classic wooden horses any day.

Revrunner said...

I do think people might appreciate the originals.

Beatriz said...

Beautiful photo Genie!
It reminded me my childhood...
Hugs from Brazil

<°)))< Bia

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Happy New Year Genie... I love Carrousel horses... When I was young I thought how great it would be to restore the old wooden ones...
fondly,
Penny

William Kendall said...

A bit of a paintjob is needed, yes, but the original is more worthy than a replacement.

Alexa said...

If I had to choose between plastic/polymers and in-need-of-paint, it would be no contest. This is charming.

James said...

What an amazing carrousel! I love that we can see the age and I bet this horse is well over a hundred years old.

RedPat said...

Good to see the originals!

Danar O said...

I love realize we all are still children in the heart! Well done!
"Be like children" and next time if possible, please anyone who could take a ride on a carousel, do it for all old-children and for children that never won't do it! Yeap. a deal?
A hug for you Genie, for Marcel (the horse) and for all your friends!

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

This is shabby chic at its best. It would be shameful to paint it for the sake of looking updated. Have a wonderful 2015 Genie. Bisous

Randy said...

Beautiful close up.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Your comments make me realize that there is a child in each of us around the world, a child that still loves carrousels.

Bises,
Genie