XV. Historic Carousels and Curious Public Art

Honestly, I had no idea where to slot in Connecticut’s historic carousels – of which there are a lot, oddly enough – and decided to throw in whatever interesting public art displays I come across – often just random installations I like or hate for whatever reason. If it’s compelling for some reason, I’ll toss it in here. Some of the stuff there will merely link to other sections as I arbitrarily see fit.

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There is (or was anyway) an official Connecticut Carousel Trail. It lists 13 carousels. Here they are:

Lake Compounce Carousel, Bristol, 9/8/2007
Bushnell Park Carousel, Hartford, 5/11/2008
Beardsley Zoo Carousel, Bridgeport, 9/20/2008
Magical Fish Tale Carousel, Madison

Bushnell Park Carousel

Danbury Fair Mall Carousel, Danbury
Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven
Ocean Beach Park, New London
Carousel Museum of New England, Bristol
Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury
The Shoppes at Buckland Hills, Manchester
Carousel at Old Lyme (Sound View Beach), Old Lyme
Pilgrim Furniture Carousel, Southington
Brass Mill Center Island Carousel, Waterbury

Public Art

UConn Public Art Collection, Statewide

Carl André’s 36 Stones, Hartford
Remi Lleshi’s The Earth Stone Cairn, Woodbury (not permanent)
Random graffiti, Whitney Ave, New Haven (not permanent)
New London Whale Tail, New London

The Stamford Cone, Stamford
Sculpture Mile, Middletown
Sculpture Mile, Madison
WPA Murals, Norwalk
Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk, Hartford

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