There’s a carousel at the Boston Common Frog Pond, one the city improvements made during the Menino administratration. It’s apparently a wooden carousel built in 1947 by the Allan Herschell Company from upstate NY, a company that made amusement rides, including ornate carousels. I always enjoyed merry-go-rounds when I was little, but back in those days you had to go to an actual amusement park to ride one– not like today, when there are two lovely go-rounds like this for public viewing and riding here in Boston.
Soon enough, my niece will be big enough to ride one and I can stand next to her and use that as an excuse to climb aboard. In the meantime, I’ll just admire the details.