Looff's San Francisco
Carousel

Located in the Zeuminternal link, above Moscone Center
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She realized she really couldn't buy a ticket there
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Looff Carousel, Moscone Center
Howard Street, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 13 January 2009)
(Photo taken Wednesday 2 July 2008)
© 2009 David Graves
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She realized she really couldn't buy a ticket there


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The horse believed he had the biggest jewel of all
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Looff Carousel, Moscone Center
Howard Street, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 13 January 2009)
(Photo taken Wednesday 2 July 2008)
© 2009 David Graves
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF20080702_2936David


The horse believed he had the biggest jewel of all


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One horse wagged its tongue at the camera
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Looff Carousel, Moscone Center
Howard Street, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 13 January 2009)
(Photo taken Wednesday 2 July 2008)
© 2009 David Graves
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF20080702_2939David


One horse wagged its tongue at the camera


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The starting line was crowed with excited horses
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Looff Carousel, Moscone Center
Howard Street, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 13 January 2009)
(Photo taken Wednesday 2 July 2008)
© 2009 David Graves
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF20080702_2940David


The starting line was crowed with excited horses


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The seating on many were lightly chipped
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Looff Carousel, Moscone Center
Howard Street, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 13 January 2009)
(Photo taken Wednesday 2 July 2008)
© 2009 David Graves
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF20080702_2944David


The seating on many were lightly chipped


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She was surprised a horse could eat a bone
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Looff Carousel, Moscone Center
Howard Street, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 13 January 2009)
(Photo taken Wednesday 2 July 2008)
© 2009 David Graves
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF20080702_2945David


She was surprised a horse could eat a bone


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Alone at the far end she was not happy
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Looff Carousel, Moscone Center
Howard Street, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 13 January 2009)
(Photo taken Wednesday 2 July 2008)
© 2009 David Graves
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF20080702_2946David


Alone at the far end she was not happy


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A placard revealed its history
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Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2818B



William Carter, Monday 12 May 2008

Living near Seattle, as a child, this particular carousel happened to become the first carousel that my grandmother ever rode. At Ocean Beach, it was the first (the same) carousel that my mother rode. It was, also, the first carousel that I ever rode.

I've worked as an carousel restorer. And, I can tell you, Looff, is, (in so many ways) the best!


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Ornate mirrors lined the upper core
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Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2824B


Ornate mirrors lined the upper core


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The upper, outer border was ringed with mirrors
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Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2825B


The upper, outer border was ringed with mirrors


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The green dragon loved horse for breakfast
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Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2826B


The green dragon loved horse for breakfast


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Its tar-like mane appeared to attack its neck
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Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2827B


Its tar-like mane appeared to attack its neck


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The camel indignantly became a coat rack
(13 of 31) (1706 views)

Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2829B


The camel indignantly became a coat rack


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Dragon eternally cursed with a sour tongue
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Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2830B


Dragon eternally cursed with a sour tongue


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The horses were perpetually ready for the day's first child
(15 of 31) (1686 views)

Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2833B


The horses were perpetually ready for the day's first child


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A bird flew too fast and became stuck
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Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2834B


A bird flew too fast and became stuck


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Flowers decorated the back of one saddle
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Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2835B


Flowers decorated the back of one saddle


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The eagle became the cantle of a saddle
(18 of 31) (1818 views)

Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2836B


The eagle became the cantle of a saddle


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The monkey aided the camel for a gentler ride
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Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2837B


The monkey aided the camel for a gentler ride


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Rams provided great sport for all ages
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Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2840B


Rams provided great sport for all ages


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The ram wore a fancy bridle that day
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Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2841B


The ram wore a fancy bridle that day


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Knife and horn design seen on a saddle
(22 of 31) (1700 views)

Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2842B


Knife and horn design seen on a saddle


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The camel's neck was weighted in fancy jewels
(23 of 31) (1710 views)

Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2845B


The camel's neck was weighted in fancy jewels


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The giraffes were almost too much fun to ride
(24 of 31) (1719 views)

Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2848B


The giraffes were almost too much fun to ride


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Cursed to forever ride backward, he rode with dignity
(25 of 31) (1711 views)

Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2849B


Cursed to forever ride backward, he rode with dignity


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The package was safely held by a blue strap
(26 of 31) (1740 views)

Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2858B


The package was safely held by a blue strap


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Large wagons offered a non-vertical ride
(27 of 31) (1726 views)

Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2859B


Large wagons offered a non-vertical ride


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"Wish with care," he muttered bitterly
(28 of 31) (1731 views)

Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2862B


"Wish with care," he muttered bitterly


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He was forever styled with a 50's pomp
(29 of 31) (1690 views)

Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2863B


He was forever styled with a 50's pomp


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The belief they could someday stampede again
(30 of 31) (1686 views)

Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2864B


The belief they could someday stampede again


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And so they left, once more around the merry-go-round
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Looff Carousel, Zeum, Moscone Center
4th and Howard, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 26 May 2008)
(Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2008)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License
#LooffMosconeCenterSF2008_2867B


And so they left, once more around the merry-go-round


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