27 April, 2009

My World - Horsing Around in the Piazza della Repubblica-Florence, Italy


This lovely carousel is located in the Piazza della Repubblica in Florence, Italy. I always make a point to stop by this lovely Piazza and have tea and watch the children on the carousel. This year was no exception. I think the horses are beautiful with the feather plumes atop their heads.

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48 comments:

Ishtar said...

What a lovely piece of ART! And the picture you shot is amazing...

Reader Wil said...

Amazing that the horses of the merry- go-rounds are real pieces of art! Your photo is excellent. Thanks for showing and for your visit!

The Explorer said...

it is nice to remember to be child again

Pacey said...

This looks fun, I've never had a carousel ride ever. :) My world is at Today's Blah...

ChrisC and JonJ said...

It does look like a piece of art!I haven't had a ride on carousel since .....a looong time ago.

Tranquility said...

I love the colorful carousel! looks like a fun place to be.

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic carousel! The horses are gorgeous! Beatiful shot! I would love to sit there with you! Have a great week!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Beautiful! The soft focus gives it a magical and dreamlike quality. Love it!

Neil Tasker said...

Now that's what I call an up market carousel!ationgl

MedaM said...

What wonderful colours and details on this photo! Your photo is just fantastic!

SandyCarlson said...

That's a gorgeous carousel horse. There is a mall nearby that has a carousel made in Italy. It had to go back there repairs. Beautiful workmanship.

Barb said...

What a fabulous, ornate carousel! My Grandchildren would love it.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Carousel I just love them.
Mary Elizabeth @ Now and Then

VALKYRIEN said...

What a beautiful carousel! I get a feeling of old times, where workmanship had beauty in mind - and not only efficientsy. Simply beautiful! And a gorgeous photo!

Guy D said...

Absolutely brilliant photo!!!

Have a great week.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

aguthrieimages said...

lovely, the carousel is wonderful my mother-in-law would have loved this very much....
mine is here
http://aguthrieimages.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/thats-my-world-ruby-tuesday/

Gaelyn said...

Great detail. The horses look like porcelain. I'll be the kids love that merry-go-round. Nice capture Erin.

Indrani said...

I wish I was a child again!

Wolynski said...

Great photo!

Michele said...

This is beautifully done!! How I really wish I was a little child allowed to ride these amazing carousels!

Carver said...

What a beautiful carousel. I love the way you photographed it.

Liz said...

Oh my gosh, that picture is just breathtaking!

Elisabeth's bright side said...

Hi Erin,

thanks for nice comments and I think your carousel is lovely. Great composition. Firenze is on my list of places I want to visit and what would be better than having a cup of coffee watching the children like you do.
Have you seen my carousel in Carcassonne and in Mirepoix? They are also very old fashioned. (maybe they are)

Regina said...

I like this one. Nice shot.

Titania said...

Its old world charm captivates young and old.

Babooshka said...

This is so nostalgic. They really are an intricate work of art too, always liked them. A my world to make you smile.

fishing guy said...

Erin: What a classic work, great photo.

Tarolino said...

It is beautiful and the horses are little pieces of artwork. Then again you are such a master behind ther camera. Anything you photograph turns out beautiful.

Leanne said...

Lovely photo we have a large carousel near here and my kids always loved having a ride..

Vicky said...

Italy! that's a place I want to visit.

Janie said...

I love the carousel, too. Nice photo.

mannanan said...

Stunning photo. I ;ove the movement in it. Thank you for sharing your world with us.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Gorgeous carousel and great photo.

Ebie said...

That's a very colorful carousel. I have not been on one, and I would dare to try on one.

magiceye said...

beautiful indeed!

Gattina said...

There is nothing nicer then an old caroussel with wooden horses !

Tabib said...

Beautiful picture of carousel.
You should photography this with flash, set as second curtain shutter speed to have a trail of light at the horse's tail.

Lisa Wilson said...

What a beautiful photo!

niinuska said...

Love it! Very beautiful! I think that any child would love to ride that horse...

Thank you for your visit!

Paul said...

that is a great pic, thanks for sharing. love the colors!

Annie said...

Thank you so much for visiting My World post this week. Love your photos here. Just wonderful!

Linnea W said...

Beautiful! I love how the blurred edges frame the colorful horse. Thanks for visiting My World post. I wish I could tell you what kind of tree those are on my pic...they may be Mulberries. Not sure. The leaves are just now starting to come out. Enjoy the day...

Glennis said...

I have never seen such wonderful carousel horses. makes me want to take a ride back into childhood.

J said...

Great photo, I have a weird love of carousels.
I'll email you about the books, thanks. :)

zeal4adventure said...

Lovely carousel, wonderful capture. I would probably do the same thing, have tea (or coffee) and watch the children on the carousel. :-)

Alexander said...

It is very mysterious. Yes it is a very beautiful carousel, and the way the photo was taken makes it even more magical.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

George said...

You're right -- this is a beautiful carousel. I'm guessing it must be fairly old since the horses are so elegant.

Susie of Arabia said...

You're an amazing photographer - this photo is spectacular. What a lovely carousel.