Coney Island

Maya & I, along with a couple of her friends, went out to Coney Island today.  While they spent the afternoon on the rides, I spent it armed with my camera.

It’s been years since we were there, and I was looking forward to the shabby chic of the place as I remembered it; but when Astroland gave way to Lunapark a few years ago, the result was the removal of (almost) all things shabby.

So instead of peeling paint on carnival faces of old, you see this:

All the new probably makes for a more pleasant overall experience – the rides themselves are definitely a step up –  but less interesting photos.

Luckily, a few vestiges remain.   The Wonder Wheel, some side shows and of course, the Cyclone.   I sought those out as well as a few additional remnants saved by others with a soft spot for kitsch and peeling paint.   Here are the results:

About Amy

Amy Milstein was born and raised on a farm in Indiana, but after 20+ years considers herself a full-fledged New Yorker. She is married with two kids, who do not go to school but are instead life learners. This means they learn by living in the world (real life ) instead of hearing about it and simulating it in a classroom. With her family, Amy loves to travel, read, watch movies, write, sew, knit - the list is endless.
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