a carousel report, part 1

Week #31

~ Technical ~
Taken with our Canon Rebel Xsi
using a Canon 28-135mm lens
Plus a little Photoshop action 

What is the appeal of the merry-go-round? Everywhere we go, the kids flock to these "creations."  I just realized that we've been to a good number of carousels this summer, and here  Here is part 1 of our investigative report:

Nut Tree Carousel
Vacaville, California

Nut Tree in Vacaville is growing into a nice family-friendly location.  It used to be just outlets, but in the last couple of years, the area has morphed into a good place to bring kids for ice cream (Fenton's!),  a small outdoor park, and a little more shopping.

This carousel is the most decorated of the ones we've seen.  Lights, landscapes, and lots of mirrors.

Made to be bright and sparkly even during the day. There are always long lines here every time we visit.  Some kids requesting for another round as soon as the first one is over.

The carousel animals are also well painted and interesting even to adults.  I like looking at how the carousel painters decorate the animals. 

You have your standard elephant, camel, lion and giraffe.  Some have carriages for people who want to enjoy the ride but cannot ride the carousel animals.

Next report - The Carousel at Traintown in Sonoma, California


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