Wednesday, 2 November 2016

New York 6: Coney Island

The final stop on the New York drawing circuit was Coney Island.  It's somewhat resuscitated after a decrepit spell, but it still has a strong sense of by-gone about it.  And that seemed perfectly appropriate on a warm October day with an end-of-summer feel.  Big kites were flying on the beach, in front of the 96-year-old rickety Wonder Wheel.  That was the only ride we went on.  The newer ones all looked like they had been carefully engineered - what's the fun of that?

The boardwalk is the scene, probably looking much like it did 50 years ago.
But one thing has changed - a Coney Island microbrewery.  So it wasn't all holiday, I did work on my future career as a beer illustrator.

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