Griffith Park Carousel
Every day was an occasion to wear clothes that signaled where one was on the spectrum of change. People let their imaginations flourish, and it was not uncommon to see floral wreaths such as Persephone or Dionysus might wear, see-through clothing, or bare chests. It was a time of awakening all ones' senses, of being in the here and now. There was a preference for hand-made clothing, natural fibers, and for a while, leather and fur. Even velvets, lace and brocades were warn for every day trips to the market and hanging out. It was as if we were at a giant costume party, but instead of wearing masks, we were expressing who we were internally, making the implicit, explicit. As it had for decades, the carousel at Griffith Park was a place for romance and play.
Elysian Park LoveInHippiesFirst LoveIn in LA1967Sixties counter cultureGriffith Park Carousel60's clothing60's subcultureSummer of LoveGriffith Park LoveInSulfiati MagnusonSherrill Lewis