The new Brooklyn Bridge Park continues to innovate and recently saw the opening of a strange rotating attraction.

Jane’s Carousel, DUMBO, Brooklyn

Jane’s Carousel is an original 1922 piece donated to the people of the City of New York by the Walentas real estate tycoons. It has been carefully restored and will be operated year-round on the DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) waterfront. Encased in a mesmerizing all-glass cage that protects it from the elements and gives it a futuristic appearance, the carousel can be seen from all directions, spinning lazily, melancholic symbiosis of the old and the new. A sign of times, free open-air Wi-Fi is available in the surrounding park.

Jane’s Carousel against a backdrop of Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan

These pictures were shot with the new EF 24-105 mm f/4 L IS USM lens, an exceptional all-around passe-partout lens that has instantly gained my heart. They were developed with Adobe’s brand new Lightroom 4 Beta which I am taking for a test run and loving already despite the unavoidable beta roughness.

And yes, I am in a slight artistic blur and vignette mood these days…