Photo set: Day Trip to Coney Island (again), September 15, 2010


So I ended up in Brooklyn (again) but this time, I went down to Coney Island to see what I could see. The last time I was there was in June for the Mermaid Parade, and of course,  the boardwalk was crowded, bustling, full of energy and packed with people of all kinds.  

Yesterday, was a different story, because it was a Wednesday in September.  It was the middle of the afternoon.  The boardwalk was empty, expansive and it felt like it was breathing a sigh of relief.  

So here we go. I hope you enjoy my journey. 

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Tombstones for as far as the eye can see.  Fascinating. 

 

I decided to get off the train one stop before the end of line and walk to the boardwalk this way.  

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Once I got to the boardwalk, I took some pictures.  First of the man with the hat; then, the next two pictures below. 

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(c) 2010 Mom of Three Photography, all rights reserved

I walked further, and came across this:  ChaCha‘s Bar & Cafe.  And next to it, Shoot a Freak! Ha! 

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(c) 2010 Mom of Three Photography, all rights reserved

There’s an eerie loneliness about Coney Island, that hangs over it, even if there are a lot of people on the boardwalk.  I tried to capture that in the next two photos: 

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(c) 2010 Mom of Three Photography, all rights reserved
Another thing I noticed about Coney Island and the boardwalk is its ornate lightposts and water fountains.  It’s a throwback to an earlier time when it was a big deal to come down to the beach and socialize with family and friends. 
 
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I think I mentioned that I noticed a number of elderly men and women on the boardwalk and how if someone listened to them, they would have remarkable stories to tell about the Coney Island of yesteryear.
 
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Most importantly, it still is a place for friends to get together, stroll, sit, eat, drink and enjoy the ambiance.  I love Coney Island.  I’ll be back Sunday for the tattoo and motorcycle show…of course! 
 
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(c) 2010 Mom of Three Photography, all rights reserved

  

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