The carousel really is a work of art. Here's just a small detail from the center column.
For those of you who are interested, here's some background: "Installed at Glen Echo Park in 1921, the canopy and the carved figures were made by the Dentzel Carousel Company of Germantown, Pennsylvania. It is a classic example of hand woodcarving popular during the early 1900s.
In 2003, the 20-year restoration project to restore the Carousel was completed. The restoration exposed decorations long-hidden under layers of paint and some elements were repainted to match their original colors. "