April 13, 2008

An early season visit to the playground
that started it all, Coney Island and
all of the remnants of the once
great amusement area by the sea.
Astroland was spared for one more season in 2008, and looks a little the worse for wear.
1964-65 New York World's Fair Trash Can The cabin has been parked midway up the tower for some time now  

These displays are on the midway walking towards the Wonder Wheel

The Wonder Wheel is a classic and is as much fun to watch as it is to ride
The original Nathan's Famous
The classic lines of the Parachute Jump are a sad reminder of the former greatness of Coney Island

This amazing building is crumbling along the boardwalk, it's elaborate terra cotta decorations hint at the former glory that has been lost