Jane’s Carousel, Brooklyn NY

Another image of Jane’s Carousel, it was a rainy day in New York City, when we took the subway to Brooklyn and wandered the streets,  our goal a little coffee shop that was recommended by a fellow blogger, called the Brooklyn Roasting Company and seeing Jane’s Carousel.

There is something magical about a carousel. Aside from the beauty and craftmanship of these historic gems, there is the craftsmanship that goes into restoring them. Maybe we remember the feeling of being a small child and riding the carousel and seeing our parents and or grandparents standing on the side waiting for us to come around and wave. Maybe it is as a parent or grandparent standing on the side and seeing the joy of the children as the see us and wave.  There is magic and joy all around the carousel, and this one is no exception.  The setting on the East River in view of the Brooklyn Bridge even on a rainy gray day is worth the walk, after all the coffee shop is just around the corner!

Jane’s Carousel, Brooklyn New York

Jane’s Carousel, in Brooklyn Bridge Park, near the Brooklyn Bridge, along the East River, housed in a glass pavillion is the historic carousel has been completely restored.  For just $2.00 anyone can ride the ponies.  The day Bill and I were there it was a quiet day – opening at 11 am on Sunday only a few parents were out with their small children to experience the magic.

Carousels are such a pleasure, check out Jake’sprinter’s web post for more of his reader’s posts on pleasure.

Bill on the streets of Brooklyn, black and white photography

Bill and I visited Brooklyn, on a rainy Saturday. A blogger friend had recommended a coffee shop, the Brooklyn Roasting Company on Jay St.  Dispite the weather we set off to see the area,  here is Bill walking down Jays St. –  with the cobblestone streets, and old rail lines.  After a warm cup of coffee we headed out to walk along the river.

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