Friday, March 6, 2015

Jardin du Luxembourg - le carrousel

Jardin du Luxembourg

This very old carrousel in Jardin du Luxembourg 
does not have glitter, 
shining lights, or 
polished ponies, but...

you can wield a baton and 
catch a brass ring on each pass

bon weekend

Jardin du Luxembourg
75006, Paris


Joe said...

Such a delightful aspect of Parisienne life Genie.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Hello Genie,

My daughters never miss the chance of a caroussel ride every time we go shopping! Only problem is, my youngest keeps getting off the pony and changing to another one midway through the ride!

Duncan In Kuantan

Andy said...

She is one happy kid.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie,

What a fun idea this is.......provided one can still hold on to the horse whilst hoisting a ring! Old carousels are so intriguing, so much more pleasing to the eye than their more gaudy modern counterparts.

William Kendall said...

A delightful shot!

Alexa said...

This petite fille has some serious brass-ring-catching skills!

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

Quelle bonne idée !

Shell Sherree said...

Oh, sweet !! There's something very charming about the worn look of this carousel ~ it's well-loved. Have a happy weekend, dear Genie.

Randy said...

Sweet photo.

Jack said...

It has been a long time since either of us showed a carousel.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Joe, I am sure that you saw many carousels on your recent trip to Paris.

Duncan, there is nothing quite like the enthusiasm of a child on a carousel

Lance and Jane, there are several of this variety in Paris with the horses and other animals just a bit shabby, but they are a reminder of times past. Some of these kids are quite good at spearing the ring!

Alexa, this was obviously not her first merry-go-round.

Tahiti, vraiment!

Sweet Shell, I know how you love carousels. I am wishing you a wonderful change of seasons and a happy weekend!

Jack, and I have even more to show...