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November 01, 2009

Le Manège Carré de Sénart

Le manège carré de Sénart: For all your steampunk carousel needs.

François Delarozière has done his utmost to find how to square a circle to imagine the Manège Carré Sénart. With 18-meter-long sides, an over-300-m_ area, the highest point around 14 meters and a 40-ton weight, the extraordinary machine can take 49 persons on board on every ride. If this carrousel is complete while moving, it is so monumental that it is already an attraction. Its moving elements – that are all unique and custom-built – evoke an imaginary and singular menagerie of Sénart: 3 giant buffalos, 4 climbing insects, 10 insects on rail, 3 fish heads and some other poetic and dreamy jokes…

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 1, 2009 08:53 AM