FETE PARADISO…….Turn of the Century PARIS

Vintage Carousels and Carnival Rides……….have been brought to Governors Island for New Yorkers to enjoy this summer.  The collection was formerly owned by Francine and Fabrienne Marchal.  Francis Staub bought it at auction…….restored it…….and now we can enjoy whimsical Carnival in New York.

The Calliope [pipe organ]…..is so fantastic.

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As the organ makes music…….the delightfully carved wooden figures play their instruments.

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Yves works the mechanisms……….feeding a punched paper card into the Calliope.

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Francine rings her bell and beats the drum.

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This little tyke was enthralled by the organ.  Me too!

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I spoke with this charming lady……who was charmed by Yves!  Me too!

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Lovingly restored by D. Nalbert.

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Horses not on Carousels are scattered about the lawns. [ I want one for my art studio]!

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