Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Merry ~ Go ~ Round

The Famed Flying Horse Carousel, in Watch Hill Rhode Island...
This is the stuff, childhood dreams are made of.

A beautiful landmark, and a must see tourist attraction,
the carousel features richly detailed, hand carved, hand painted horses.  

 The paintings that surround the horses are lovely...

 the horses feature real hair for the tails and manes.





Each summer, these horses circle thousands of miles,
their hooves never touching the ground.
 
From their leather saddles, the children must lean out and try
to snatch a brass ring.
 
A brass ring gets a free ride and an awesome summer memory!! 
 

22 comments:

  1. wow

    A throwback to a time when craftsmanship meant something, huh?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow, the craftsmanship is stunning! Not only are the horses beautiful, but the paintings are just as lovely.

    Have an amazing day, Debbie!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow, isn't that cool! Amazing artwork.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Lovely Debbie. You have brought great memories of my childhood, and my children ;))
    Besos.

    ReplyDelete
  5. i'm impressed they still operate it! i thought for certain it was for show only!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've never seen such an old carousel!!! It is beautiful!! And it must take so much work, too!!
    In the next post, I noticed that cushion which said "your boat's name", and had to wonder if you ordered one - you seem the sort of person whose house would have a name!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I must go to that Merry Go Round someday. One that still has a brass ring. All of my life, I have wanted a brass ring.
    That is the most beautiful carousel I have ever seen. I think the workmanship must be stunning. I am so glad you took pictures of it.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh my goodness...those manes! How unique!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Gorgeous merry-go-round! Too bad the one in your neck of the woods at Seaside Hts. is for sale -- too expensive to maintain. I remember trying to catch the brass ring in Ocean City -- once or twice I did! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Cute post!! I love those photos!

    XOXO

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow - so very beautiful! My Hunter would fall in love immediately! I will show this to her the next time she's here. Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh, Debbie...how beautiful! I love the painted panels on the carousel itself, as well as those gorgeous horses! What a perfect treat!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow!!!What a beautiful old carousel,Debbie!!You feel like a child,again!!I love the art work!!Amazing!
    Dimi...

    ReplyDelete
  14. Debbie , the carousel is pretty, the paintings are lovely! I remember putting my son when when was little on the Ocean City, Md carousel! Great memories!, have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Beautiful carousel! Our 2 yr old granddaughter rode one for the first time in Chattanooga this summer and loved it!

    ReplyDelete
  16. What fun for the kids, and what a beautiful carousel it is!

    ReplyDelete
  17. That's pretty awesome! I bet the kids love it! The horses are very detailed. Beautiful overall merry-go-round!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Looks like a great memory. I love the craftsmanship and details.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Fantastic, this is one of the prettiest I have ever seen :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wow that is some awesome carousel. Real hair on the manes and tails is pretty cool. Your photos were gorgeous. I loved the paintings too.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love Carousel horses. I loved riding them as a child and an adult. The photos are lovely. I love all of them.
    Blessings!

    ReplyDelete