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What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea

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coney 0The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is just four weeks away, so I thought a Coney-themed OBT was in order. It pains me to admit that I took the place for granted for most of my life. It wasn’t until my first Mermaid Parade in 2005 (thank you, Jess and Nick!) that I really began to appreciate Coney Island.

We’ve been in many Mermaid Parades since, but this year will be my first one since Hurricane Sandy left both Coney Island and us devastated. It’s been a long, difficult road back, but I’m finally ready to take the mermaid plunge again!

In case you don’t know the place, here are a few photos and one nutty vintage video to get you started!

©Donna Kramer

©Donna Kramer

©Donna Kramer

©Donna Kramer

©Donna Kramer

©Donna Kramer

©Donna Kramer

©Donna Kramer

©Donna Kramer

©Donna Kramer

©Donna Kramer

©Donna Kramer

©Donna Kramer

©Donna Kramer

©Donna Kramer

©Donna Kramer

Photo: Filip Wolak

Photo: Filip Wolak

Photo: Filip Wolak

Photo: Filip Wolak

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Spring 2015

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Spring 2015

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Coney Island Museum

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Coney Island Museum

 

 

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea

  1. My grandparents grew up in the city during the 30s and 40s and have many fond memories of visits to Coney Island.

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  2. It was just a hop and skip from Jersey so this brings back many memories, Donna! Have a blast this weekend!

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  3. A mermaid parade?!?! Oh I wish I could be there!

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  4. Isn’t (old) Coney Island at night spectacular? Luna Park, Steeplechase, the Parachute Jump. So romantic!

    This little video showed the stomach churning bizarre “amusements” I recall as a kid, like tumbling through an open revolving drum or getting thrown off a huge spinning plate + crashing into people. Life before Disneyland….. :-))

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  5. Coney Island has always been on my bucket list. These pictures and blog make me itch to visit it! ❤

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