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The monkey aided the camel for a gentler ride
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The monkey aided the camel for a gentler ride


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
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The horse believed he had the biggest jewel of all
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The horse believed he had the biggest jewel of all


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
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One horse wagged its tongue at the camera
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One horse wagged its tongue at the camera


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
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The starting line was crowed with excited horses
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The starting line was crowed with excited horses


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
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The seating on many were lightly chipped
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The seating on many were lightly chipped


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
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She was surprised a horse could eat a bone
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She was surprised a horse could eat a bone


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
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Alone at the far end she was not happy
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Alone at the far end she was not happy


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
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A placard revealed its history
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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!


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
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Ornate mirrors lined the upper core
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Ornate mirrors lined the upper core


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
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The upper, outer border was ringed with mirrors
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The upper, outer border was ringed with mirrors


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
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The green dragon loved horse for breakfast
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The green dragon loved horse for breakfast


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
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Its tar-like mane appeared to attack its neck
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Its tar-like mane appeared to attack its neck


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
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The camel indignantly became a coat rack
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The camel indignantly became a coat rack


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
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Dragon eternally cursed with a sour tongue
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Dragon eternally cursed with a sour tongue


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


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
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A bird flew too fast and became stuck
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A bird flew too fast and became stuck


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
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Flowers decorated the back of one saddle
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Flowers decorated the back of one saddle


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
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The eagle became the cantle of a saddle
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The eagle became the cantle of a saddle


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
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She realized she really couldn't buy a ticket there
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She realized she really couldn't buy a ticket there


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_2935David
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Rams provided great sport for all ages
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Rams provided great sport for all ages


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
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The ram wore a fancy bridle that day
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The ram wore a fancy bridle that day


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
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Knife and horn design seen on a saddle
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Knife and horn design seen on a saddle


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
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The camel's neck was weighted in fancy jewels
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The camel's neck was weighted in fancy jewels


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
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The giraffes were almost too much fun to ride
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The giraffes were almost too much fun to ride


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
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Cursed to forever ride backward, he rode with dignity
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Cursed to forever ride backward, he rode with dignity


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
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The package was safely held by a blue strap
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The package was safely held by a blue strap


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
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Large wagons offered a non-vertical ride
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Large wagons offered a non-vertical ride


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
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"Wish with care," he muttered bitterly
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"Wish with care," he muttered bitterly


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
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He was forever styled with a 50's pomp
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He was forever styled with a 50's pomp


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
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The belief they could someday stampede again
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The belief they could someday stampede again


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


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
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