A detail shot from the Montmarte Carousel at Sacre Coeur in Paris. There is something about an old carousel that both bewitches me and creeps me out. It has this festive facade that draws me in, with an underlying grimness that repells me. I have the same feelings about clowns :oD
It’s as though these horses are charging straight out of the gates of Hell, but have been dressed up for the occasion – and I almost expect fire to shoot out of their nostrils as they glide past to that delightfully eerie organ accompaniment.