Flying Horse Posted on September 14, 2014 by Sheila Creighton Posted in Objects Tagged carved, colorful, copyright, fair, horse, London, photography, ride, Western Fair, wooden 6 Comments Dating back to early jousting traditions in Europe and the Middle East, Carousels or Merry-go-rounds became popular at fairs in England during the mid 1800s. These colourful rides are still popular with the little ones! © Sheila Creighton 2014 Share this:ShareFacebookEmailTwitterPinterestLinkedInTumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related
Also popular with seasoned citizens….
Love them! It would be great to ride an adult version like back in the early days when they were fast, the horses would swing out with speed, and they were powered by steam!
I lived for several years in Hull, Massachusets–a peninsula once famous as a resort and amusement park, right on the beach….Atlantic ocean.. All that remained of the rides and games when I was there, was an ancient carousel (refurbished) with real calliope music!. In our early sixties–with plenty of generational company– we used to take a few turns on those lovely horses, during “off hours” when the kiddies weren’t around 🙂
Such an extraordinary head though! It reminds me of Picasso’s Guernica – strange for a child’s carousel.
What a wonderful image and those fabulous colors and features take me back to many childhood days. Thank you!
They are beautiful, my memory always slides back to beach holidays at Paignton when the girls were small. They have one every Christmas in Milton Keynes centre and if I remember rightly there one at the base of the Eifel Tower near the river too.
Such wonder toys to make everyone feel young agsin. 😀