Friday, December 29, 2017


We drove up to the carousel in Albany yesterday and it was just magical. The carousel is a community project--every animal is hand-carved and painted by members of the community. The actual carousel mechanism is a 1909 Dentzel Carousel Corporation mechanism (per the website) that was donated to the carousel. There are some original horses from the Dentzel Carousel on display.

The plan is to have 52 animals on the carousel itself and 11 more 'extras' to rotate in and out. Right now there are about 35 on the carousel.

hey were beautiful.
 Not surprisingly, one of my favorites is Taffy, the alpaca.
Taffy was a 'non moving' animal and of course we wanted to move.

Tim rode a fish.

I rode this one.
Each one is a work of art.

The level of detail is astonishing. Look at the mane and the saddle:

And this is on top of an elephant:

It's a mouse with a songbook.

We also saw a few of the animals being crafted:

If I had to pick a favorite, though, it would be this one:

We had such a good time.


kayT said...

What a wonderful carousel! I love all the animals and I think that elephant with the mouse is my favorite. Thanks for showing it to us. Happy new year!

kathy b said...

My mother loved carousel horses. This post reminds me of her. The detail at your carousel is amazingly beautiful Kim. I cannot pick a favorite. Fun post! Thanks

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's so gorgeous I am surprised they let people ride it!

Anonymous said...

I was going to say the frog with the hat was my favorite and then I realized the last one was "the lion will lay with the lamb". Well..........that did it. THAT one is my favorite.

They are ALL beautiful.

Kim in Oregon said...

They all have names. The name of the Lion is, of course, Peace.

KSD said...

Of course you rode the orange and white one.

I would ride the lion. Of course.

I love carousels. Of twinny.