Sunday, September 28, 2008
my helping hands,
some garden gnomes.
Should be finished soon!
Filmed by Joshua Fraiman with help from Hayley, they are a dynamic duo.
Friday, September 5, 2008
A carousel (or carrousel) is an amusement ride consisting of a rotating platform with seats for passengers. The "seats" are traditionally in the form of wooden horses or animals, which are often moved mechanically up and down to simulate galloping, to the accompaniment of looped circus music. This leads to one of the machine's alternative names, the galloper. Other popular names are merry-go-round, roundabout and flying horses. "Carousel" is the name most often used in North America, while in Europe the term "merry-go-round" is more common; in context, though, all the terms listed would generally be understood throughout the English-speaking world.
Modern carousels in America are mainly populated with horses. Carousels in Europe, and in America from earlier periods, frequently include diverse varieties of mounts, including dogs, cats, rabbits, pigs, and deer, to name a few. Sometimes, regular chair-like seats are used as well.