Tuesday, June 3, 2008

a photo essay

Every one should have a friend like John. John knows so much about NYC and it's a blast poking around in some of the more distant edges of the 5 boros. Today I took the afternoon off and we went to Coney Island & Brighton Beach. To say it was amazing sounds pat and clichéd, so instead I'll share some photos as proof positive of the wonderful afternoon. I wish I'd brought my real camera, but the iPhone did ok.

A token foraging shot: this field was full of deliciousness: knot, poke, and milk weeds, to name a few. Sadly, it had all been treated w/rat poison.
An emblem of Coney Island, the parachute fall has been closed since 1960.
Have a drink at Cha-Cha's Bar & Grill, then go Shoot a Freak!
Approaching the raison de voyage:
Disney ain't got nothin' on the Cyclone: a seriously rattling wooden track and 4 (count 'em 4) stomach jolting drops.
We decided to eat AFTER the roller coaster.
Walked back to the beach to eat our Russian specialties.
Pickled herring w/beets, onions, potatoes, and sour cream, pork and roast potatoes, potato pancakes, green borscht. Sadly, I smeared grease on my camera lens and all the food pictures are smudgy. Our view as we ate:
The subway station mirrors the roller coaster architecture.
Bye-bye, Coney Island (and Brighton Beach)! And thanks again, John.


At June 4, 2008 at 4:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! That post brings back memories! I love roller-coasters, but I have to say I felt like I needed a chiropractor after the Cyclone. Nice pics!

At June 4, 2008 at 7:00 PM , Blogger SaraGardens said...

Great day! And - I wasn't sure how you'd feel about smoked trout, but the pickled herring makes me think I should bring you some!

At June 6, 2008 at 1:05 PM , Blogger molly said...

i do love that trek and that adventure. hope to be back in the summer to do it again. though, the shots a friend of mine took in the dead of winter are beautiful too...


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