Top 200 Photos: Photo #197

And I continue to through my Top 200 most viewed photos on flickr.

Photo #197 is:
Wonder Wheel, Wonderful Sunset


Brighton Beach in Brooklyn is one of my homes-away-from-home. I’ve been going there to visit the family that became my in-laws for about 10 years. It was so exciting to find out that they lived so close to the famous Coney Island. I’m certain there will be more photos of Coney Island as this project goes on. It’s one of the easiest places for me to shoot because it’s only a 10 to 15 minute walk if I’m in a hurry vs a 45+ minute ride to Manhattan. Although I’ve never ridden the Wonder Wheel, I’ve always had a fascination with it because every time the fair came to Florida, I’d ride the Ferris Wheel. I am not sure if I’m forgetting some memory, but I don’t think I’ve ever done the cliche riding of the wheel with a date, but maybe I can somewhat buck that by riding the Wonder Wheel with the wife. Along with the Cyclone roller coaster, the Wonder Wheel is one of the oldest and most iconic structures at Coney Island.

Whenever I’m in NY for during the warm months, I’ll go for a walk after dinner on the Brighton Beach/Coney Island boardwalk. I’m nearly always joined by Danielle’s parents and sometimes she or her siblings come along too. It’s a wonderful way to digest my food without feeling lethargic. Whenever I go on one of these walks I always take one of my cameras. You never know just what kinds of great stuff you’ll see happening on the boardwalk. I love me some colorful sunsets, so this photo was just begging to be captured. Just looking at it makes me pine both for warmer days and for Brighton Beach where I have somewhere to walk after dinner where I won’t get eating by mosquitoes (like I do in my neighborhood).

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