Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Carousel by the Sea

We were up at the crack of dawn again yesterday to make it to a special appointment at the Carousel at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT. The carousel is not normally open on Tuesday's (BIG THANK YOU to Sabrina Bruno for granting me special access!!!) but I was able to get in to take photos before a private event.

WOW! What a beautiful spot for a carousel right by the water. This carousel is all wood/carved and built in 1911.  Tons of beautiful paintings all over the roundabout, lots of lights and mirrors.

 National Register of Historic Places.

Pit stop for nummy tofu breakfast at The Pantry in New Haven.

The town of New Haven is so charming- I wanted to stay all week but there are so many carousels and so little time. There are not many carousels open on Tuesdays so we followed the music to a funny little children's amusement park- Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, NY. 

The view of NYC form the road in to Queens.

This carousel, built in 1903-1908 had a cute and folk-sy restoration paint job and is seated right next to a petting zoo. 

Check out the paint job on this cutie!

Llama at the petting zoo.

Exhausted and stinky (it is 90+ degrees in NY!) but still enough energy for having a beer and making a new friend at Brooklyn Bait & Tackle in Red Hook.

Brad! My hero! A great driver (except for that one exit ramp) and travel companion!

I LOVE New York so much- it pains me to leave so quickly- but there is hardly time to sleep and shower (much less go skydiving! Wink wink.) I am super excited to visit Jane's carousel in Brooklyn today and then we are off again! 
Thank you for visiting. 

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