PTC Carousel 1 by skyhorse
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My “holy grail” – a stunning, fully restored, fully operation Philidelphia Toboggan Company carousel AND it’s right here in Melbourne !!!

I’ve loved the PTC carousels from the very first horse I ever saw – they capture all the fiery energy of the horse (and other animals they create) and also fire the imagination of the riders with the range of fantastical steeds to choose from.

If you live here, go see this stunning piece of art at Luna Park, St Kilda – go for a ride while you’re there :-D

Luna Park, St Kilda foreshore – Heritage listed
Melbourne, Australia

  • Featured: Carousel Enchantment (April 2009)

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Comments

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 6 years ago

    You are right, it is a beauty …

  • yeah, but I have to admit to total bias when it comes to PTC horses!

    – skyhorse

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 6 years ago

    Great clarity and colour

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 6 years ago

    When i was still young, i always used to love this! Reminds me of my youth :))
    Beautiful image! (Thanks for your friendly com.)

  • Patricia Montgomery
    Patricia Montg...over 6 years ago

    Really beautiful carousel – how wonderful that you can photograph it fully. The vintagew ones I recently shot were enclosed in wooden buildings with window openings. I realize that it protects them from theft and from the elements, but makes it more difficult to photograph. Great capture!

  • WayoftheWarrior
    WayoftheWarriorover 6 years ago

    Those are classics and vintage

  • Van Cordle
    Van Cordleover 6 years ago

    I love stuff like this! Great shot!

  • You are too kind, but these carousels are just wonderful & make such great images

    – skyhorse

  • Sassafras
    Sassafrasover 6 years ago

    This is a real treasure. So beautiful to behold.
    Carousels delight the eye and the soul, especially when they are as well preserved as this one.
    Peace,
    Sassi

  • Sassi, you got it in one – a delight for the eyes & the soul indeed! I may have to borrow that phrase :-D

    – skyhorse

  • Sassafras
    Sassafrasover 6 years ago

    Go right ahead!!
    Peace :)
    Sassi

  • babybird1937
    babybird1937about 6 years ago

    Beautiful. A Carousel is still a favorite with young and old. Lovely shot!

  • They certainly have a certain timelessness – thanks Glenda :D

    – skyhorse

  • TracyD
    TracyDabout 6 years ago

    Love these beautiful carousel, they never loose their charm, nice capture!

  • thank you Tracy – the old carousels were just amazing works of art, it’s lovely to find them lovingly restored like this one

    – skyhorse


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