Thursday, April 29, 2010

Luna Park forever? Amusement of the past -- and future



The early days of Luna Park, 1905, in all its electric-lit glory. The park opened in 1903. (Pic courtesy Shorpy, click here for full-size image)



Flying overhead, looking down at Luna Park, 1920 (Courtesy U.S. Army Air Forces)



The last days of Luna Park, 1944. A series of fires in the park the next year permanently closed it down. (Courtesy Life Google Images)

For a full history of old Luna Park, read about it here.

In one month a new Luna Park opens (although it seems a little behind schedule to me). See for yourself what it's supposed to look like:

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