Friday, March 2, 2012

Jane’s carousel in Dumbo

In Brooklyn Bridge Park, between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, is standing a completely restored historic carousel made in 1922 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company: Jane’s carousel, a classic 3-row machine with 48 exquisitely carved horses, and 2 superb chariots.

Janes’s carousel’s wood carvings are apparently among the finest of their kind and its scenery panels, rounding boards, crests, center pole and platform are all original. 

When I saw the carousel for the first time, it was a rainy day in Dumbo. I found the sad weather highly contrasting with the joyful subject, which became  suddenly nostalgic. I decided to capture the moment with a gray and tearful picture.

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