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Paris’ vintage pedal carousel

Paris, France

Meyer was part of the Center for Global and Intercultural Studies‘ Art in Paris program during the summer of 2014. Her photo won 2nd place in the Students category of the 2014 CGIS photo contest.

“This is my favorite photo from my experience in Paris, which shows my classmates (and professor!) on a nearly unique vintage carousel in Paris’ carnival museum. There’s only two of these in the world, and what makes it unique is that it is totally human-powered. It’s made of bicycles that are pedaled by the riders! This was a tough photo to take because we got the carousel going pretty fast, and I was practically falling off trying to get the settings just right. Luckily I got this one perfect photo out of about 50 I took.”