Riding the carousel dragon
Canon PowerShot S95
Since 1967, a carousel has entertained children (and, I suspect, many adults) outside the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
This carousel is the second on this site, having arrived in 1981. It has quite a history. It was built in 1947 for a Maryland amusement park — a segregated park, no African-Americans allowed. The park was desegregated in 1963 on the same day as the march on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke.
This dragon was added to the carousel in 1996. This kid was thoroughly enjoying his ride on it!
Last updated on 14 March 2020 by Jim Grey