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Posted on Aug 13, 2013 in Architecture, Art & Culture, Out & About in LA LA Land |

I remember coming to Griffith Park as a kid for weekend pic-nics with my family. Going for a pony ride and riding the wooden horses of the Merry-Go-Round. Sadly, these horses have seen better days.
merry go round 2

Merry go round 1

The Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round was built in 1926 by the Spillman Engineering Company (horses carved by Charles I.D. Looff), and was once-upon-a-time, located in Mission Beach, San Diego. The carousel was brought to Griffith Park in 1937. I read, that it was watching his daughters ride the Merry-Go-Round at Griffith Park that inspired Walt Disney to create Disneyland!

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