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.
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.
Once I got to the boardwalk, I took some pictures. First of the man with the hat; then, the next two pictures below.
I walked further, and came across this: ChaCha‘s Bar & Cafe. And next to it, Shoot a Freak! Ha!
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:
- Coney Deconstruction Chronicles: Coney Island’s Faber’s Fascination arcade and… (ny.curbed.com)
- Coney Boardwalk Blues: Coney Island boardwalk merchants spent years… (ny.curbed.com)
- A Photographer’s Coney Island (cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com)