austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,

They really are a scree-am

You know what? I've got the next trip report to start, and I've got just enough photos of the Merry-Go-Round Museum left that I'd have to jump subjects in the middle of the Thursday/Friday post. So rather than have widows in both my text and my photos I'm just going to show the rest of my Merry-Go-Round Museum photos here. Enjoy, I hope.


Some of the many, many boxes of band organ music. We usually visit in October, so we hear the Halloween recordings, including some that are on-point like requiems, some that are whimsical but appropriate like The Addams Family theme, and some that are just being goofy, like the Batman theme. Each of the scrolls is something like ten songs so probably better than a half-hour of music.


Another photo from the inside of the carousel, looking at the sea dragon family and some other, less scaled, creatures.


Glimpse down the stairs to what must have been the outside of a chariot at one point. Gryphons play(?) fighting.


Public art outside the Merry-Go-Round Museum. ``Magic Memories by Teddy Haas. Sponsored by: Ruth Parker''. I don't know either.


The Merry-Go-Round Museum's building. It's a former circular post office, one of surprisingly few. The miniature lighthouse on the right is part of the public art installation there. Can you spot bunny_hugger's head just poking over the sign?


US Geological Survey benchmark outside the Merry-Go-Round Museum building, which as mentioned used to be a post office.

Trivia: The French astronomer Pierre Lemonnier observed and recorded the planet Uranus eight times in under a month from December 1768 to January 1769, including four successive nights from the 20th to 23rd of January. But the planet was near its stationary point, not appreciably moving, ruining the only chance Lemonnier would have of noting the object was not another faint star. Source: In Search Of Planet Vulcan: The Ghost in Newton's Clockwork Universe, Richard Baum, William Sheehan. (Lemonnier had too small a telescope for the disc of Uranus to be visible.)

Currently Reading: Michigan History, September/October 2017. Editor Nancy Feldbush. Main cover article: ``This is a Class I Emergency: The Fermi 1 (nuclear power plant) Accident''. Secondary item, featured in the header: ``Celery in the U.P.''. It's like they made this one just for me.

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