Friday, July 10, 2009

The Great Carousel Hunt, Part the Third

This was both disappointing and fun: Disappointing because out of date information had led me to believe that they still had the old Looff Carousel, and after reading about the great carvers in the last few days, I was pretty excited about seeing it.
It's not there any more, hasn't been for a while--the owner sent it back to San Francisco.

On the other hand, they still do have a carousel, and it is bright, shiny, and full of fun. There's plenty of gilding, bright paint, and exotic animals to ride.

Mostly, they are white horses, somewhat to the disappointment of my companion on this trip, a friend who favors black carousel horses, but there was also a gorgeous zebra (very tempting)and a spectacular blue and purple dragon/seahorse creature that I fell instantly in love with (I'll ride the zebra some other time, perhaps).

My friend found a white horse she thought pretty enough, and I took the seahorse/dragon and we were off!

Thus endeth Part the Third.


  1. That's disappointing. You'll have to get to Spokane then, because that one is the old Looff horses. The one you rode looks gorgeous though - we're about to head over to the Aquarium, so I'll have to check that one out!

  2. Oh, and there's a very old one at the Santa Monica pier. I don't know anything about it, though.