Friday, August 31, 2007

Heritage Carousel (Horses)



Here's a shot of one of the North Bay Heritage carousels located on the Lake Nipissing waterfront. When you click on the photo you can see a bird at the top of the building, it's real and just happened to want to pose in my photo!!

Here's a bit of the history of the carousel from the Heritage website:

"Todd Goings of Marion, Ohio, was contacted to rebuild a 1908 Herschell-Spillman mechanism. Chuck Kaparich of Missoula, Montana carved 28 horses and the North Bay Wood Carvers carved 9. Each of these horses were put up for adoption and were adopted in about three months. Other parts of the carousel where then put up for adoption, thus raising funds to pay for the horses, and to paint and furbish the Carousel.
Local artists were approached to paint 33 horses and 28 original paintings of local scenes. A rocking chariot, stationary chariot, spinning tub and band organ were carved using local designs that reflect the wildlife of Northern Ontario. The carousel was assembled by its dedicated volunteers."

5 comments:

Olivier said...

il est superbe ce carousel, on dirait un kiosque à musique


it is superb this carousel, one would say a bandstand

Joy said...

Hey, that's a nice carousel. Did you try it?

joy
Norwich Daily Photo

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hai northbay,
well the bird is really having a good sign and can over-see all, I love this caroussel.

THANKYOU for visiting my blog several times and your supportive reactions, when my dog was ill.

Have agreat weekend!! :) JoAnn :)

lv2scpbk said...

I love carousel horses.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

What an interesting and attractive building. Nice capture.