Previously posted photographs
- 091: Brooklyn Bridge, NYC.
- 090: Queens through a screen, NY.
- 089: Cowboy hat, Brooklyn NY.
- 088: Take your time: Olafur Eliasson at PS1, NYC.
- 087: One for the road, NYC.
Coney Island boardwalk, NYC
There's something about the structure in the background that symbolizes Coney Island to me as much as the Cyclone or the Wonder Wheel. Perhaps even more so because it no longer functions. It's a bridge to a mysterious past that seems shrouded in fog.
The structure is part of the old parachute jump, which ceased operation in 1968. From wikipedia:
The Parachute Jump is a defunct amusement ride in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, whose iconic open-frame steel structure remains a Brooklyn landmark. 262 feet tall and weighing 170 tons (150 tonnes), it has been called the "Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn". It was built for the 1939 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, and moved to its current site, then part of the Steeplechase Park amusement park, in 1941. It is the only portion of Steeplechase Park still standing today.
Although I wasn't at Coney Island this past weekend, this photo makes me think of the end of a long weekend, going home after spending time at the beach, still basking in the glow of the holiday, and trying not to think about Monday morning. I'm still trying not to think about Monday morning.