When I was a child these were my favorite doors! Who doesn’t love a carousel? Last Saturday found this carousel during a Halloween celebration in Howarth Park (Santa Rosa) thus all the children (and many of the adults) were in costume.
Check out other Thursday Doors on Norm Frampton’s blog.
Here’s a link to some of the world’s “must see” carousels. Which is your favorite? Mine, of course, is the one on Pier 39 in San Francisco.
Tomorrow, as promised, the conclusion of Brownie Fright Night!
18 thoughts on “#ThursdayDoors: Carousel”
My mom loves the carousels and has attended the National Carousel Convention a couple times—they travel around a region visiting the carousels. She has seen many interesting ones and learned how communities band together to take care of them. Lots of stories there!
How fun! Does she have a favorite?
Lovely shots! My favorite carousel is the Flying Horses in Oak Bluffs, MA on Martha’s Vineyard. It’s an annual tradition to ride it with my children and attempt to get the brass ring! It is presumably the oldest operating platform carousel in America and is a National Historic Landmark and was constructed in the late 1870’s.
Thank you! I’ll have to check that one out!
It’s not nearly as fancy as so many others but it’s special to us 🙂 and the manes and tails are real horse hair!
That makes it very special!
Unfortunately, we don’t have too many in the UK.
Really? How sad!
Love carousels! I don’t think a girl ever gets too old for those beautiful horses. 🙂
I couldn’t agree with you more!
Those are very nice doors. They lead to fun.
They sure do!
I was thrilled to find the carousel in my hometown of Spokane on the list! I have memories of riding on it as a kid.
We have a lovely carousel at one of our local parks. While it probably wouldn’t make it on one of your national lists, I love it just because I can picture my children going up and down, clinging to the brass bars as if they thought the horses would actually leap off the platform at any second.
For our kids and us, Howarth Park, is are old stomping ground. They were crazy about the train too. :O)
It’s a lovely park but there were thousands of people there thus it was impossible to get near the train!
I believe that. Sometimes at night the tennis courts were so full we’d just scoot across the street to Mary’s Pizza Shack and just eat and call it a night. Howarth is pretty popular.