Interest thing with time lapse, you see things that you don't at normal speed. During the second spin the of this sequence, the whole building shakes, clearly the carousel load is way unbalanced. I had no idea at the time of shooting.
This was shot at Balboa Park with a Canon 7D to CR2 RAW files. A frame every 4 seconds, with a ramped blub exposure from 75ms to 225ms, using the Little Bramper. The CR2 files were batch converted into a CineForm RAW AVI at 5184x3456, then the color correction and post zoom was done in First Light. Scaled to 1080p with VirtualDub.
The music is a speed up calliope from Archive.org and in the public domain: archive.org/details/CalliopeMachineMusic-11-20