austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,

Help I'm stepping into the Twilight Zone

Reading my humor blog? Why not? I understand; it's been running kind of dadaist nonsense lately. I'm hoping to get back to stuff I care about but who has the heart to care about things these days? Anyway, RSS feed.

And now back to Rye Playland and the Grand Carousel.


Sometimes the Grand Carousel isn't in motion and you're able to take pictures anyway.


Rounding boards and the top of the carousel building, so you can see the painted scenery and mirrors and also the cupola that's where (I think) the fire happened.


Looking at the floor of the carousel. Notice the slats designed to let the horses swing outward just in case the ride ever gets up to speed.


Looking close at the Rye Playland Grand Carousel's band organ,


Rye Playland's Grand Carousel band organ, in context. The National Carousel Association census lists it as a McDonough 165 with Gavioli facade.


One of the three chariots on the Rye Playland Grand Carousel, this one the sphinx-themed one.


The sea serpent-themed chariot on the Rye Playland Grand Carousel.


Detail of the Rye Playland Grand Carousel's sea serpent chariot: A small serpent or eel clinging on to the big partner. Sea serpent chariots often have smaller snakes as secondary figures.


One file of four horses at the Rye Playland Grand Carousel, showing a couple of horses coping with being harnessed in their own ways.

Trivia: Xenon tetraflouride, the first artificial noble gas compound, is a solid orange crystal. Source: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements, Sam Kean.

Currently Reading: Neither Snow Nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service, Devin Leonard.

PS: Reading the Comics, May 30, 2018: Spherical Photos Edition, trying to keep up with Comic Strip Master Command.

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