Sep 17, 2009
Sep 8, 2009
Sunday a group of us went to a Long Island beach on the North Fork just east of the Mattituck Inlet. The deepening evening light was beautiful, the sand still warm from a sunny day felt good on bare feet, the Sound was calm. Birds were winging their way to nests, once the sun was down a party boat full of fishermen headed back to dock, along the beach fires were being lit one by one. What a wonderful close to the day.
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Sep 2, 2009
See my "Coney Island" posting below for today's Sky watch Friday photos. The sky was very blue punctuated by clouds contrasting nicely with the colorful gaudiness of the amusement park. I hope you enjoy the pictures.
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Sep 1, 2009
Yesterday "From The North Fork" took a road trip to the southern most point in Brooklyn, Coney Island. The amusement park section of Coney Island was already going strong in the 1880s and was at one time adjacent to the famed Luna Park which burned to the ground in the 1940s. When the subway lines to Coney Island were completed in 1919, summer Sunday visitors soared from 100,000 to 1,000,000 a day! Today the park is only a vestige of it's former self, but the Cyclone, at one time the world's biggest roller coaster, carried screaming passengers as we watched. The Wonder Wheel continued it's stately revolutions as the inner cars whipped about and on the Boardwalk colorful locals took the sun while kids of all ages found plenty of eats including the "Famous Nathan's" hot dogs with 20 available toppings which was established in 1916.
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