While visiting our friends in The Villages we had a special outing - a surprise visit to the Carriage Museum in neighboring Weirsdale. The grounds are absolutely beautiful - a former horse farm with acres of green grass and beautiful rolling lawns. The link to their web-site is above.
I'm including a few pictures of my favorite carriages, plus one modern interpretation for Joey. The carriages are amazing and go back to Roman Chariots and even earlier. This is a visit I'd recommend to anyone in the area, or traveling to central Florida.
The front yard of the Carriage Museum.
View from the front porch of the Carriage Museum
Carriage of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria circa 1850. It has been completely restored, including real gold appointments.
Opera Carriage. They have a carriage for everything, but I can't imagine people changed Carriages for their various activities.
A horseless carriage? Wouldn't you love to go on a picnic in this?
And for Joey, a brand new Hummer, modified to be pulled by horses. Some artists statement...
Graduated from Lake Park H S in Medinah, went to secretarial school, worked a few years, married and had 3 great kids. I have 2 grandsons, 4 grand dogs (Griffons)& 2 grand cats (Maine Coon). When my first 2 children were in grade school I was a professional volunteer, active in PTA, Elmhurst Children’s Theatre & Church stuff. I started a small business while expecting my third and have been working ever since. I'm a fibre artist combining cloth, yarn, and photography. Carolee Creations, Inc. is the corporate name - SewSweet Dolls was the first business. Portrait Pillows, Bags and more . . . is my latest venture, started in ‘98, after my husband died. My daughter and I make custom gift items incorporating photographs - purses, coasters, jewelry, ornaments, quilts, etc. I love going to work every day-my studio is full of fun things! I am in a serious relationship with Bob, a retired Psychology prof, since the beginning of the century. We are involved in activities at First Church and in Elmhurst. When we have time we like to travel. I take sewing classes when I can fit them in, recently learned to weave, and would like to draw and paint again someday.