Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Carousel

The Carousel sits inside a pavillion on the Quay at Waterfront Geelong. It is an antique Armitage-Herschell carousel dating back to 1892, restored to operating condition. The carousel consists of 36 wooden horses and 2 chariots, and this includes 24 original horses which took over 300 man hours to restore.

The carousel tells the story of King Arthur and Camelot. The beautiful paintings form branches which hold the canopy like a giant tree, with panels showing the tales of the story. The horses and chariots circle the story and along with the whimsical carnival music give the pavilion a fairytale like atmosphere.Originally the carousel was powered by steam but in its restored form it now runs on electric power.

One of the horses in original condition

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Saint Mary's Cathedral and Fountain

Water fountain in front of the Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral in Sydney.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Warrior and the Dancer

 Performance of traditional Malaysian dances at Sarawak Cultural Village. Sarawak is the larger Malaysian state on the island of Borneo. The Sarawak Cultural Village displays the cultural diversity of the native people.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lazy Cats

These two cats seem to have found a nice place to take a quick nap on a lazy afternoon.