Monday, March 28, 2011

Up Close: The Museum-Go-Round

Just as the castle seemed smaller than I had envisioned, the Museum-Go-Round seemed larger.

This shot begins to show the mechanism which allowed the Museum-Go-Round to spin.

And this shot shows it in better detail...

Next up, Daniel's Clock...

PLEASE NOTE: While WQED will occasionally open its doors to the public, at this time WQED and the Fred Rogers Company do not provide public tours. Please do not interpret this or any other blog posts as an open invitation to contact them with such a request.

10 comments:

Lawrence Martin aka llcoolmartin26 said...

Hey Tim So Did you go to the Fred Rogers Center to take a picture of the Clock the real clock was sent before the tour of make-believe back in Nov of 2009
hope this helps your neighbor
Lawrence

Eric Scales said...

I always thought that that was pretty clever that they figured out a way for the clock to spin and have Lady Elaine come through the doors. I guess combining the two wasn't too hard but it always looked impressive to have the building spinning and then have her come barelling through the doors to greet a visitor and I could never figure out how that would have been done.

TL said...

Lawrence -- You'll have to wait and see tomorrow. :)

Vickie said...

It's truly lovely.

Lawrence Martin aka llcoolmartin26 said...

Eric-When did Daniel and Fairchild switch places I think what you meant to put in was the Museum Go Round not the Clock because a Clock can not go round and round and round
your neighbor
Lawrence :)

Eric Scales said...

You're right Lawrence- my mistake. Thanks!

Jen said...

I always, always, always wanted to know what the inside/underneath of the museum go round looked like when I was a little neighborhood viewer. This is not quite what I had pictured in my preschool imagination. . .but it's still cool. Thanks for sharing all this!

TL said...

Jen -- I, too, was always curious to see behind the Museum-Go-Round wall. Definitely not what I would have envisioned as a kid either!

Anonymous said...

When I was a kid, I always wondered what was behind the Museum wall too! I liked the Neighborhood of Make Believe so much that I had my dad make me little replica models out of wood of the museum, castle, and clock..I remember well the episodes where Bob Trow built the small models and each day Mr. Rogers got a different one.

TL said...

Glad you finally got to see what it looks like behind the wall!