#ThursdayDoors: Carousel

CarouselWhen 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.


This isn’t a very good picture but you can kind of see Minnie Mouse in her polka dot dress!

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.

IMG_0992Tomorrow, as promised, the conclusion of Brownie Fright Night!

18 thoughts on “#ThursdayDoors: Carousel

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

      1. 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.

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