Friday, June 26, 2015

Coney Island Fun

The other day my husband and I took a little staycation to New York's famous Coney Island, a beachfront playground way off in Brooklyn. It was a perfect day with blue skies and sea breezes and sand. We had lunch at Nathan's on the boardwalk, dipped our toes in the water and walked along the beach, then rode the Wonder Wheel, played skeeball, saw the sideshow and visited an installation of street art.
This is the view of the beach from the top of the Wonder Wheel. I'm not a big rides person but I have to push myself out of my comfort zone because we're going to Walt Disney World this fall.

This is part of the art wall exhibit, which showcased murals by different artists. The murals will be up all summer and include food trucks and music on Sundays. Artists include knowns and newbies, and this particular mural is a favorite of mine because the artist, Roa, is one whose work we saw in London's East End. I love his big pictures of animals. I remember a swan that covered an entire three or four-storey building, a pig near a butcher's shop and other rodents.

So it was kind of a great day even if the only literary thing about it was all the reading I did on the subway to and from Brooklyn- and in the three hours that the round trip took, there was plenty!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Staycations are underrated. Amazing how many intriguing places are right there waiting out your backdoor to explore.