Different - Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont

And now for something completely different. Many of you who are fans of  the Monty Python's Flying Circus television show that aired between 1969 and 1974 will remember the previous sentence as one of their favorite catchphrases. They used that to move from one segment of the show to a very different segment. I thought I would use it to transition from my normal landscape photo to this photo of a carousel horse that I spotted at the Shelburne Museum last year. The museum is an amazing eclectic collection of Americana and art located on 45 acres near Lake Champlain. The displays range from lighthouses to covered bridges to numerous examples of New England architecture to renowned art exhibits. I found this carousel horse in the unique horseshoe-shaped Circus Building. In it, there are amazing miniature displays showcasing the hand-carved miniature Arnold Circus Parade that stretches the full 500+ feet of the building. On the other side, hand-painted carousel figures are on display that were made by the renowned Gustav Dentzel Carousel Company. The museum is a great place to spend the day (you will need most of it) if you are in the area.