Amusement parks and theme parks are terms for a group of entertainment attractions, rides, and other events in a location for the enjoyment of large numbers of people. An amusement park is more elaborate than a simple city park or playground, usually providing attractions meant to cater specifically to certain age groups, as well as some that are aimed towards all ages. Theme parks, a specific type of amusement park, are usually much more intricately themed to a certain subject or group of subjects than normal amusement parks.
Amusement parks evolved from European fairs and pleasure gardens, which were created for people's recreation. The oldest amusement park in the world is Bakken, north of Copenhagen, Denmark, which opened in 1583. In the United States, world's fairs and expositions were another influence on development of the amusement park industry. Amusement parks have a fixed location, as opposed to traveling funfairs and carnivals.
In common language, the terms "theme park" and "amusement park" are often synonymous. However, a "theme park" can be regarded as a distinct style of amusement park. A theme park has landscaping, buildings, and attractions that are based on one or more specific themes or stories. Despite many older parks adding themed rides and areas, qualifying the park as a theme park, the first park built with the original intension of promoting a specific theme, Santa Claus Land located in Santa Claus, Indiana, did not open until 1946. Disneyland, located in Anaheim, California, built around the concept of encapsulating multiple theme parks into a single amusement park is often mistakenly cited as the first themed amusement park, but is instead the park that made the idea popular.
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mohammad_H (8122) 2012-10-14 1:31
Very nice view of the Ferris wheel at night. Lights Light, space, happy and romantic
Very good light management
Entertainment, and recreation, human needs
Have a nice day
danos (80921) 2012-10-14 2:50
Μαρία γεια σου,
δύσκολες οι νυκτερινές φωτογραφίες αλλά απ΄ ότι βλέπω τα αποτελέσματα είναι αρκούντως καλά.Η ατμόσφαιρα είναι ωραία με τον περιστρεφόμενο τροχό να είναι το επίκεντρο του ενδιαφέροντος στην φωτογραφία σου.
ΥΓ Αλήθεια τι μηχανή χρησιμοποίησες?
siamesa (27701) 2012-10-14 3:04
Bom dia Maria
Spectacular night view. Excellent exposure and a photo with a magic effect. TFS
dkmurphys (44589) 2012-10-14 3:27
Spectacular night capture. I like the good management of lights and the colors. Well taken, enjoy a fine afternoon.
Sergiom (50520) 2012-10-14 6:32
J'aime beaucoup cette photo de nuit. C'est comme une image de film avec les gens qui se pressent autour de la grande roue. Les couleurs sont très foraines.
ourania (22722) 2012-10-14 7:00
πολύ όμορφη εικόνα, ρομαντική, ευχάριστη, με εξαιρετικό βάθος και σύνθεση. Μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ η ακρίβεια με την οποία τοποθέτησες όλα τα στοιχεία στο κάδρο, η παρουσία και η κίνηση των ανθρώπων που διευρύνει το ενδιαφέρον σε όλο το χώρο, τα χρώματα πάνω στη ρόδα και η ζεστασιά του φωτός που χάρη και στις αντανακλάσεις περιβάλλει την όμορφη σκηνή. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό απόγευμα,
eldancer1 (23039) 2012-10-14 9:03
Awesome capture of this ferris wheel! I always wanted to capture one of those rides, I hope soon. I like the warm golden colors and nice catch of the people. Very well done, tfs.
cornejo (25477) 2012-10-14 10:47
Hello Maria, very nice picture of this wonderful night of fun and colorful lights. Very good frame and quality, very good and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best regards and best wishes.
clic (13240) 2012-10-14 12:50
Geia sou Maria
Lot of "know wow" is convied by this fabulous picture; on top of the perfect depiction is seen the good visual balance represented by the distant caroussel set in diagonal with the huge coloured wheel that attracts many
of those "night ghosts"!!
Sonata11 (32261) 2012-10-14 13:23
an amazingly beautiful shot of ferris wheel at blue hour. Wonderfully executed image. I like this photo a lot, very interesting and attractive. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
papagolf21 (81632) 2012-10-15 5:07
Bonjour, chère Maria,
J'aime beaucoup l'ambiance festive régnant à travers cette composition. La fête est à l'honneur dans cette image où les couleurs réjouissent le regard.
Très bien vu.
pajaran (45480) 2012-10-15 5:49
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o zabavnom parku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lep trenutak u noci, moje cestitke.
Lepo mesto za druzenje i zabavu.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Very good and interesting article about an amusement park ...
Good point shot and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition, beautiful moment in the night, my congratulations.
Nice place for socializing and entertainment.
All the best in the new week that started.
abmdsudi (36288) 2012-10-15 6:39
A superb night shot amidst a dazzling array of vibrant colors and a real feast awaiting to be explored. Good dof and orientation as they are nicely lined across the frame There's good sense of movement and dynamism in it as the wheel remains as strong focal. Lighting is good so too is the exposure. An attractive, lively, full of energy and excitement, an eclectic image with a flavour of local ambient. Great work, Congrats.
bertolucci (13356) 2012-10-15 8:25
A very atmospheric nocturnal street capture. I really dig that upbeat juxtaposition of (coloured) lights! And the distribution of the people across the frame, some people motion blurred, adds a fascinatingly cinematic feel.
Have a fine start of the week
Best regards from Rotterdam,
ikeharel (48274) 2012-10-15 9:09
Magnificent big wheel, and a fine taken night scene.
Silhouettes of people moving around gave a very good dynamic scale.
Exp. and light management were superb.
Didi (53285) 2012-10-15 14:30
Nice warm colours but it was possible also to adjust th white balance of your camera.
Nice feqt ambiance.
Silvio1953 (111016) 2012-10-16 1:18
Ciao Maria, fascinating nocturne shot with fantastic great wheel, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mirosu (10942) 2012-10-16 3:50
Excellent nightscape photo. I was really impressed by this image. I love the composition and the exposure on the wheel is amazing. I actually like the overal warm light. Well done.
kordinator (14829) 2012-10-23 1:13
Spectacular night capture.
Excellent exposure and management of lights.
macjake (49274) 2012-10-23 4:55
this one is certainly a break from your usual pattern of sea, ocean and beach shots :)
its always fun to photograph these amusement parks isn't it!
gotta love the activity, the large colorful wheel and the strange orange lighting that you captured!
just go for it right!
this one stands out well in your gallery, i like it.
jmdias (50333) 2012-10-26 16:25
marvelous nocturn view. excellent use of the lights and the elements of the place to create a fabulous compo. TFS.
Thanoslim (310) 2012-11-24 6:34
Γεια σου Μαρία
Πολύ όμορφη, βραδινή φωτογραφία. Άριστο καδράρισμα και υπέροχος θερμός φωτισμός.