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I paid my 20p and set it going. 



I paid my 20p and set it going. 


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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Oct 2018, 01:08
Cripes! Than are stampeding!
Bill Phillips: Busy going nowhere Ray
Très joli avec tous ces beaux chevaux blancs.
Bill Phillips: It came to life when I started it
beautifully surreal
Bill Phillips: I just love things like this Rob
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Oct 2018, 06:30
childhood dream!
Bill Phillips: I am not a great fan of fairgrounds but I do like the carousel
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 22 Oct 2018, 06:38
Graham Nash is still alive and well. But as for the rest of 'em..
Bill Phillips: Allan Clarke retired from the band in 2000 so there are only two of the original line up but the Hollies are still going! Without Alan Clarkes distinctive voice though it can't be quite the same!
I'd put in the 20p, too, Bill, even without any grandkids with me. This reminds me of the Christmas markets coming!
Bill Phillips: I didn't have the grandkids either Ginnie grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Oct 2018, 06:46
Rainer Maria Rilke, The Carousel

Beneath a roof and with its shadow spins
for just a little while the stock
of painted horses—all are from the land
that lingers on before it vanishes.
Though some are hitched to carriages,
they all show fierceness in their faces;
a frightening red lion walks among them
and now and then there's a white elephant.

Even a stag is there, like in the woods,
except he bears a saddle and above it
a little blue girl, firmly fastened.

And on the lion rides a boy in white,
who holds on with a small hot hand;
meanwhile the lion shows his teeth and tongue.

And now and then there's a white elephant.

And on the horses they come passing by,
girls also, luminous, almost too grown up
to join this horse ride; in mid-swing
they look up, somewhere, this way -.

And now and then there's a white elephant.

And so it goes and hurries up to finish,
and turns and circles only without aim.
A red, a green, a gray sent gliding by,
a little profile, barely seen and gone -.
And every now and then a smile, turned hither,
enchanted, ravishing, and lavishing
upon this blind and breathless game.

Instead of 'white elephant' we shoud say "white Horse"!
Bill Phillips: Thank you fore this Philine. Many years ago when I worked in the paint industry I had a customer who restored fairground rides and repainted carousel horses. It was a fascinating place to visit
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 22 Oct 2018, 07:16
What fun, Bill. I bet it sounded good
Bill Phillips: It did. I love things like this
Love the colours in the background part of the carousel. And the connection to The Hollies!

Bill Phillips: Thanks Ian. I still like the Hollies and am a fan of mechanical musical things!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Oct 2018, 08:08
Money well spent, too! In your reply to Ginnie, although you did not have any grandchildren with you, you had at least one child...
Bill Phillips: True
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Oct 2018, 08:19
I see you have converted the organ pipes to candles. Great job.
Bill Phillips: Thank you very much Louis
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 22 Oct 2018, 08:44
A horrid song in my opinion. I like your picture of the wild beasts galloping round.
Bill Phillips: Fair enough. I always liked it.
Nicely done. Some people are crazy about them.
Bill Phillips: I like the traditional Carousel and this model was a delight
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Oct 2018, 13:47
I would have spend a 20p to make it work.. Great picture.
Bill Phillips: It was worth every penny Lady P grin
What a delightful image, Bill. Love those rich vibrant colours.
Bill Phillips: It was a lovely model Beverly
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Oct 2018, 15:51
These are wonderful old machines - I love the sounds they make.
Bill Phillips: So do I Anne. I could listen and watch for ages!
  • Anne
  • United States
  • 22 Oct 2018, 17:03
Bill Phillips: Thank you! I love these old mechanical models
I imagine I would have put my money in also.
Bill Phillips: I bet you would Brian
I imagine I would have put my money in also.
Whatever size they are, Carousels make for good photo's, Bill.
Bill Phillips: They do Frank. Worth 20p any time grin
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 23 Oct 2018, 00:19
love your control of motion here
Bill Phillips: I got lucky!
Oh, I would too!
Great music!

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