Friday, December 01, 2006
Since it was 20 degrees celsius last night (remind you, it is Nov 30.!!), I ventured out to Coney Island to continue my night-time-image-search. It was quiet successful, I must say. I spent a long time on the famous boardwalk, with only the occasional jogger passing by. Very peaceful, very pleasant.
The skeleton of a former 277-foot Parachute Jump tower, which was closed in 1965, came back to life this July when a light show was installed. It now switches its colours quickly from dark blue to pink to dark, and all over again, all night. I absolutely love it.
Needless to say that the Wonder Wheel is closed for the winter and visitors like me have to watch it from a distance, the gates are locked.
I strongly suggest to the reader to check out photographer Peter Granser's website http://www.granser.de,
he produced an amazing book on Coney Island.
...oh these famous planks are aging like the rest of us...
Coney Island New York Stefan Falke Photography