Monday, 23 August 2010

We'll go to Coney...

Coney

This will be the last of my America posts. I've been a bit lazy by just posting up my holiday pics, sorry! I have been super busy, nothing blogworthy, but imma pull my socks up around here. It feels as though summer is over so back to school. These cloudy Coney Island pictures match the gloomy end-of-summer weather outside, today.

Nathan's

We decided to go to Coney one evening as we thought The Cyclones, Coney Island's baseball team, were going to be playing. Apparently their baseball ground is really quaint and old-fashioned. Well, it looked nice from the outside but as soon as we approached we realised we'd messed up. The floodlights were off and they were playing away that night.

Coney

So we strolled down the boardwalk instead. I was very, VERY tempted to get a Nathan's hotdog but I'm sticking to no-meat.

Nathan's

I wished this rollerskating rink was open. It was so old-timey and crumbly looking.

Dreamland

Dreamland

The Cyclone looked well shonky. It's a Coney institution, where every young Brooklyn couple has been for a date since 1927. It looked well sinister to me, though.

The Cyclone

And Astroland, the theme park. Looking moody.

Astroland

6 comments:

  1. Great photos - I can just picture Woody Allen wandering round here as a young boy or a moody youth. Think I'll have to dig out my "Annie Hall" DVD or maybe "Radio Days". Something to do whilst the builder is here. That candy floss looks good too!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Went to Coney Island a long, long time ago - glad to see it hasn't changed much! Though I hear that they're planning luxury apartments, or something?

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lovely pictures as ever. Hope everything's good with you xx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love the roller rink - there's one in Chincoteague in Virginia that John has been dying to bring me, but it is always closed - closed down, it turns out, and now for sale. Perhaps we should abandon these murky shores and invest everything in a 1970's roller rink in one of the poorer parts of Virginia???

    ReplyDelete
  5. Good for you hanging out at Coney Island! Ironically I live right by there and have never been there! hehe. It's definitely something I need to do in the future!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love Coney Island. It's so atmospheric isn't it? And I was pretty impressed by the sandy beach too. Although I was there in December and I did not fancy even dipping my toe in the Atlantic...

    ReplyDelete