The Balboa Park Carousel was built in 1910, and all but two pairs of the hand-carved wooden animals in the menagerie are original.
Something about this next one seems oddly familiar.
While we're on the subject of large carnivores . . .
The Carousel is located not far from the entrance to the San Diego Zoo. You drive right past it on your way into the parking lot.
This is apparently one of the few remaining carousels in the world which still offers the brass ring game for everyone taking the 5-minute ride.
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- Frank B. Baiamonte
- San Diego, California, United States
- About me . . . When I'm not working I like to be out exploring and photographing. I do this blog just for fun, and to be able to share these images with friends. I hope you enjoy viewing these images as much as I enjoyed creating them.
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Header image: Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, Cibola, Arizona. End image: Downtown San Diego, California skyline from Coronado Island. Profile picture: Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho, by Heather Baiamonte.