It All Began With Children…

…reads the sign describing the creation of this beautiful new carousel on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston. I love the Greenway.  It’s green space full of fountains and sculpture that recently took the place of a very ugly highway that cut right through the city.
DSC03288This carousel is a wonderful addition to the park.

DSC03302Where else can you ride on a lobster
DSC03296or on Peter Rabbit

DSC03295or sit next to a harbor seal?

DSC03278 We loved it!

DSC03280 Dad still rides the carousel wherever we go. He’s been riding for many, many years!

DSC03276 The artistic work is amazing..

DSC03275 and fun

DSC03297 and whimsical.

DSC03300 We have whales here…

DSC03303 falcons

DSC03305and sea turtles…

I had a funny flash forward as I watched my family enjoy this and imagined that some day we would be watching our grandchildren ride…I think I need help,  lol.

You’ll find the carousel just around the corner from the New England Aquarium… Salem Residents, don’t forget that the aquarium is free to us this month.  If the aquarium is too crowded (as it was for us last Sunday) the carousel is a great substitute, or you can easily make it to both.

Enjoy everything!




  1. nutsfortreasure says:

    Saw them do a story on this area can not wait till it is totally complete so I can go for a walk with my dog and check out all of the flowers 🙂


  2. Hi Michele, I love your (new?) header photo! Beautiful. (Can I just write love, love, love it/those flowers?!). The carousel is so fun! How nice for the residents of Salem, and visitors! It’s great to have kids to take along so we can ride the carousel too! 🙂


    1. HI there! I should let you know that those are not my flowers, lol. I took that photo in Pennsylvania at our favorite pizza place! The wire and little bit of soil that you see behind it is actually a trail for horses to walk up!


      1. No confession necessary! I just love how they look! Neat to have the horses near by. 🙂


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