This gorgeous nineteenth century steam-powered carousel is soon to be homeless. Gallopers Carousel, which was resurrected and restored from a jumbled pile of wood and metal, will be removed from the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens on April 1.
I visited to take pictures of the mirrors, flourishes and hand painted horses before the carousel is taken away. I’m sure a suitable new venue will be found, and look, the optimistic ponies are smiling for the camera!
I think that’s a stern Sheik, watching over proceedings.
The merry-go-round looks a bit forlorn in its current predicament.
No wonder they’re vain: the horses have been staring into these mirrors for over 100 years.