Posts tagged with 'Carousel'

The New Orleans City Park Carousel

The Carousel ride is often called the ‘Flying Horses’ by New Orleans locals. The Carousel is the oldest ride in the William B. Hines Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. It dates back to 1906 but some of the animal figures date back to 1885. The Carousel was originally located on a track of land along City Park Avenue. The Carousel was moved to its current location in 1928, creating what would eventually be City Park&rsquo...

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Consider a donation to the Carousel

Say the name Beau Bassich or just think of him and I bet a smile comes to your face.  It is all but impossible to think of Beau without feeling good and being happy.  Beau always greeted me in the same manner:  “Hey Hoppaah.”  What was special was that he would then look me in the eye and convey that there was no one else in...

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Throw Back Thursday #TBT

Carousel in 1906

Facts about the Carousel in New Orleans City Park:

The Carousel is often called the ‘Flying Horses’ by New Orleans locals.

The Carousel is the oldest ride in the Hines Carousel Gardens Amusement park. It dates back to 1906 but some of the animal figures date back to 1885.

The Carousel was originally located on a track of land along City Park Avenue. The Carousel was moved to...

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The City Park Carousel chariots returned to the Park

The City Park Carousel chariots returned to the Park Friday, December 5, 2014,  after being fully refurbished for the first time in 30 years. Instead of painting them a solid color, the craftsmen from WRF Designs led by Bill Finkenstein, painted them multiple colors in order to bring out the detail in the carving. The craftsmen also painted flowers on the back of the chariot. They are truly a site to see. Visit them at Celebration...

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City Park’s Carousel is spectacular!

Facts about the Carousel in New Orleans City Park:

The Carousel ride is often called the ‘Flying Horses’ by New Orleans locals. The Carousel is the oldest ride in the William B. Hines Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. It dates back to 1906 but some of the animal figures date back to 1885. The Carousel was originally located on a track of land along City Park Avenue. The Carousel was moved to its...

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City Park’s Carousel is a Treasure

This photo was taken in the wee hours of early morning at the Carousel in City Park...all the animals were waking up!

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