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Friday, June 8th, 2018

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12:10a
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.

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


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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.


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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.


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


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


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


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


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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.


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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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