Friday, August 14, 2009

Skywatch Friday

This is (or was) the parachute jump at Coney Island.
It was originally built for the 1939 World's Fair,
moved to Brooklyn in 1941, and thrilled riders until
1968—when it was closed down, but not torn down.
And it won't be because it's now on the National Register
of Historic Places. It's been called the "Eiffel Tower of
Brooklyn." Sure, it's nice, but . . . really?

[See more Skywatch pix here.]


  1. I first thought it was a kind of horizontal Ferris wheel and said to myself : but where are the seats !!!!
    Nice sky and funny "building" !! But sorry to say it doesn't really compare to the Eiffel Tower, LOL.

  2. I thought the same thing, Marylène! I certainly did not think, "Oh my - is that the Eiffel Tower's cousin?" But it's very appealing in its own way. Reminiscent of a windmill, too. Love the angle, Alexa.

  3. None the less, do love the sky photo!

  4. Very nice photo. Creative and unique.


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