Once the summer has ended, things begin to slow down on Coney Island. At the end of this month, Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park will close its doors until late spring of next year.
Deno's is the oldest amusement park still in operation on the boardwalk, and it has some of the oldest rides. The large "Wonder Wheel" ferris wheel was built in 1920 and has 24 cars. It is called an "eccentric ferris wheel" - some of the cars stay in place, while others slide on rails inside the wheel as it turns.
Next to the ferris wheel is an attraction that is no longer in use, but is still a symbol of Coney Island. It is an observation tower that would spin to give a panoramic view, while also moving up and down.
Coney Island is a great place to visit, and I look forward to going back next year. :-)
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macjake (39235) 2012-10-16 9:29
Not sure if i'm getting it right or wrong...but is Coney Island amusement park in a not-so-good area of Brooklyn?
maybe i'm getting places mixed up.
I do know its been featured in many movies and TV shows, say one recently actually.
Now i really want to ride that wheel!
Wonder how it looks from up there?
a fun photo, seeing a different side of NYC and Brooklyn.
kordinator (13411) 2012-10-17 0:34
Beautiful scene of the theme park, with beautiful colors and image quality.
holmertz (26982) 2012-10-18 7:39
This is a very nice and eye-catching photo. I like the view of the tall tower next to the wheel with its colorful gondolas and especially I enjoy the bold red letters of the sign in the lower corner.
bona (10154) 2012-10-18 10:32
when I was listing possible places to visit in NY, I put Coney Island and this park. However the time was short and I have to cut off this place from my travel. Probably next year I will be there. The park work everyday or only in the weekends? I heard that in staten island they will built the biggest Ferris Wheel of the world, is it true?
Great composition and colors.
bukitgolfb301 (30111) 2012-10-20 5:20
Hi dear Brenda, how are you?
So well balanced composition of each component. Outstanding sharpness and clearness is as usual but again admirable. Reasonable vertical format is also comfortable. Thanks for your sharing with nice work and have a good weekend!
PecoBud (3778) 2012-10-29 13:20
Brenda, thank you for keeping my family in your thoughts and prayers!!
It's always sad to see the end of the season for amusement parks. Wonderful colors and lighting. I have never been on this kind of Ferris Wheel before and it looks like fun for sure.
TFS........Your Friend from California.......Buddy
ACL1978 (5793) 2012-10-30 8:43
Hi Brenda - I hope both you and Coney Island are coping well in this very difficult storm; best of luck to you, and to the city as it rebuilds from this.
zoomer (3584) 2012-11-02 14:07
Hi,a well organized colorful and sharp composition.It represents the spirit of this amusement park perfectly.Unfortunately things have changed since Sandy hit the area.Hope you are o.k.Wishing you all the best,Wolf.
pajaran (36282) 2012-11-04 0:52
Imate lepe fotografije u vasoj galeriji.
Ranije sam ti dao kritiku.
Dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled na zabavni park ...
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lep metalni tocak u zabavnom parku.
Imajte lep dan za odmor.
You have beautiful photos in your gallery.
Earlier I gave you criticism.
Good article ...
Nice view of the amusement park ...
Good image sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Nice metal wheel at an amusement park.
Have a nice rest day.
All the best.
ikeharel (37424) 2012-11-05 4:34
Never been to Coney Island, Brenda, I think the kid on me wanted to be a grown-up in my 20th... back on 1974.
I knew the place is a wonder-garden and used to be crowded back in the 1940th and 50th.
Lovely pic. with part of the big-wheel and bulit-tower.
batalay (32868) 2012-11-16 22:35
I see that your photo was shot 24 days before Hurricane Sandy devastated Coney Island, and was submitted two weeks before... Together with your informative note you give us all a useful note. Have you had a chance to got there since it storm?
Have a good weekend,
kato (6801) 2012-11-23 20:57
You're capturing well this Amusement Park by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the wheel with colorful wagons and tall observation tower. It's impressive in red signboard, too. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement.
dkmurphys (36857) 2013-01-11 2:46
Very fine detail, a spectacular scene in great colors. Well taken, have a fine weekend.
jcpix (3331) 2013-04-04 19:34
To state the obvious, after just posting a picture of the Wonder Wheel myself, this caught my eye! I really like your approach here, only showing a portion of it while including the tower as well. This is a different look than most, as we tend to show the entire wheel and not much else!? This is a fitting image for Coney Island, feels like you're getting a two-for-one attraction..."step right up!" :) What a fun place for kids and adults alike, I thoroughly enjoyed the day I spent there, it's definitely somewhere every tourist should experience! Thanks for sharing this fresh look at the attractions. Have a terrific weekend.
All the best,