Coney Island Storm (20081219)

[caption id="attachment_538" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="Coney Island boardwalk, Brooklyn, NY. Seth Rosenblatt (c) 2008."]Coney Island boardwalk, Brooklyn, NY. Seth Rosenblatt (c) 2008.[/caption] It's entirely possible that I have visited Coney Island before. It's not like the place is as remote or as less-visited as Antarctica, evil machinations of property developers aside. If I have been there before this past Friday, though, I don't remember. It was a proper excursion. There were no other tourists, although I did come across about five other photographers. The occasional jogger (with a soft "j", according to Will Ferrell) attempted suicide by trotting past. The FMA and I wandered the desolate boardwalk and gawked at brightly-painted signage, not really protected in the slightest by our umbrellas as we were assaulted by a storm. Temperatures set a record low for the day, or the day following, but the weather is sort of irrelevant when Atlantic gusts are scaring off everybody but the insane and the seabirds.


One Response to “Coney Island Storm (20081219)”

  1. Adam on

    Beautiful photo. Your grandparents (Helen/Sol) met on Coney Island Beach in the 30′s. I remember riding the Thunderbolt when I was a kid; also the steeplechase horses which ran around an elevated track outside the building(held onto the horse by a simple seatbelt-a non starter in today’s world!), the gigantic polished wooden slide(with the “whirlpool” at the bottom)
    and the parachute drop. I think all are gone now.

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