2/26/12 - "Jane's Carousel #2"

Jane's Carousel No. 2 by peterkopher

Fine Art Prints and Framing

     The building currently under construction, just visible through two layers of glass (and, hence, appearing as if distorted through a fun-house mirror) to the right of the carousel, is One World Trade Center. This structure was previously being referred to as "The Freedom Tower".

     Jane's Carousel is a completely restored historic Carousel made by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company (PTC #61) in 1922. It is a classic 3-row machine with 48 exquisitely carved horses, and 2 superb chariots. The wood carvings, often attributed to John Zalar and Frank Carretta, are among the finest of their kind. In addition, the scenery panels, rounding boards, crests, center pole and platform are all original to the Carousel. It was the first Carousel to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

     Jane's Carousel is located in Brooklyn Bridge Park, in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn, where it is magically set on the East River, between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. The Carousel is housed in a spectacular Pavilion designed by Pritzker Prize winning French architect Jean Nouvel. Jane's Carousel will delight children, as well as visitors from around the world, for many generations to come.

     The Carousel and the Nouvel commissioned Pavilion are a gift from the Walentas family to the people of the City of New York. Jane’s Carousel (Friends of Jane’s Carousel) is a non-profit, 501 C-3 charitable organization.

Camera Data

Canon PowerShot SD1000
1/125 second
14 mm
Feb 22, 2012, 11:02:07 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS Windows


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