Sunday, April 12, 2015

Dreaming of France -- The Ubiquitous Carousel

Please join this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.
A French town just isn't complete without a carousel. I think the French must have a lot more carousels per capita than we do in the United States. What does that say about the French? About us?
This one was in Aix en Provence, aptly named the Carrousel Paul Cezanne since Cezanne had a studio in Aix and painted many scenes of the nearby mountain Mont Ste. Victoire.

Note the gorgeous blue sky behind the carousel and the intense red and gold on the carousel. There's even a second story that kids can go up to.
We saw another carousel in Marseille when we spent the day there. 

I wonder how big a town has to be to have a carousel. Maybe I should be asking how small it has to be so that it doesn't have a carousel. 
Hope everyone is having a splendid spring.
Thanks for playing along with Dreaming of France. Please leave a comment and visit each other's blogs so you can share you love for France.  


grammajudyb said...

I have been on a few carousels, but never in France. These are gorgeous.

Sim Carter said...

These are wonderful, I think it's wonderful the French have them everywhere! A little frivolity is a good thing. Hate to brag (no I don't) but we have a gorgeous carousel here on the Santa Monica pier. Not only gorgeous but famous too, anyone who has seen the Sting, has seen our carousel.

Leovi said...

Wonderful carousel, nice and funny pictures !!

Just Me said...

Fascinating and beautiful

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