Sunday, June 29, 2014

Carousel

I've always liked carousels. When I hear that calliope music playing, I'm drawn to them like a moth to a flame. I think my love of these rides can all be traced back to our family's day trips to Palace Playland at Old Orchard Beach. I remember those first few years when my interest concentrated on all those kiddie rides like swirling teacups, the miniature cars and trucks that went round and round and maybe my favorite, the small boats in real water with bells you could ring constantly. Those days, long before I took on the challenging bumper cars, tall slides and the scary funhouses, recall fond memories. Marchin and I were reminiscing about them just yesterday.
Do you like merry-go- rounds? 
Want to be reminded of them all day?
One of my favorite bands, the Hollies, had a hit with "On a Carousel".
Love the Graham Nash stuff.
Try getting this 'brainworm' stuck in your head all day.
Ah yes, we were innocent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XRjp7vClT8&feature=kp

15 comments:

  1. i have never ridden a carousal. i've been on playground merrigorounds that made me nauseous. :)

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  3. It has been a long time...

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  4. Oh my gosh they look so young! Your post got me to thinking that I haven't been to Disneyland in somewhere around 20 years. It's time to go back and maybe ride the carousel.

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  5. Round and round and . . . whoops! Always avoided carousels AND wooden roller coasters. :-)

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  6. I also love carousels. Such fun to be a kid and wonder at the world spinning round. :)

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  7. I'd probably kill one of those horses if I sat on it...

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  8. I also am drawn to the old carousels. They often have beautifully carved horses. Know where there is one that is still steam driven. Great photo.

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  9. Love carousels but love the Hollies more. Great link! I saw them in concert sometime in the mid 60s but can't remember the exact year! I always loved Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress.

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  10. Love carousels . . . but haven't seen one in a long time . . .

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  11. This one's a lovely example. It's been years since I've seen one of them myself.

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  12. Hartford has a nice old carousel in Bushnell Park, and there is a carousel museum in Bristol, 20 miles west. Stop to see them as you drive by.

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  13. Carousel's are wonderful. I love their colors and all the cool looking animals. I also love the Hollies, My favorite song, Magic Woman Touch.

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