November 10, 2010

Old-Style


We were just taking a stroll around town when we ran into this fair at Cacique Duma and Paseo de Canaris. It was closed during the day so we decided to return in the evening and watch the excitement. I love old amusement parks, and although this one was a temporary traveling installation for the Independence Day holidays (it will close on November 19) it reminded me of Coney Island back in the day.

There was a lo-tech Ferris wheel,

bumper cars,

a small roller coaster,

carts of tasty food!

And, of course, a carousel right from the 1950s!

My only disappointment was that I didn't go on any of the rides. My friend doesn't do well on rides and I don't enjoy going on a ride by myself. I did suggest we go on one of the kiddie rides but his response was a vehement "That's a BABY ride!" Of course, my usual MO is to go on the fastest, most scary ride and then think "Oh, WHY did I do that?" as I'm walking away on shaky legs. This is one of those situations where I need to be saved from myself.

2 comments:

Len Charnoff said...

Love the Carnival Shots.

You mentioned Coney Island and the memories just started flowing. When I was a kid we used to take the subway to Steeple Chase Park in Coney Island. It cost a $1.00 for 10 rides and there were rides like the Parachute Jump, The Panama Slide and of course the world famous Race Horses.

Outside the park was the Bobsled and the Cyclone Wooden Roller Coaster.

10 more days till Cuenca but whose counting

looloo said...

I also have great memories of the rides at Coney Island! But the last time I rode the wooden Cyclone it left me covered in bruises--the ride was so bumpy and bone rattling!