Old Orchard Beach Amusement Park

This was made just after Christmas. The tourists are long gone and much of it was boarded up. A few hotels were renovating. It reminded me of the line from Atlantic City by Bruce Springsteen….”Everything dies, baby, that’s a fact, but maybe everything that dies someday comes back”. The crowds will be back and the Ferris wheel will spin again.

Springsteen wrote and sang it, but I prefer the version by The Band.

39 thoughts on “Old Orchard Beach Amusement Park

  1. Miss Gentileschi

    Kind of like the feeling of a deserted Amusement Park… makes definitely for great shots! And I also think the b/w fits it so good because it is deserted and not brimming with people. With people I would definitely go with colors. Cheers!

      1. milfordstreet Post author

        Yes! We used to take a winter get away but have not the past two years. It’s actually kind of pretty, just not convenient. Sometimes, we need reminders, though, that life is not always convenient. Cheers!

      2. Miss Gentileschi

        I’ve heard about the heavy snowfall in your area even on the news. Poor you! Maybe your wife can teach you knitting? It might not seem manly at first glance (well, maybe not even at second or third, and I’m sure Jack Reacher would never do it) but there are quite a lot of men who knit. It keeps your hands busy and warms you afterwards.

      3. Miss Gentileschi

        But who knows what Jack does when he’s not starring in one of Mr Child’s novels?! I bet there are not many things he wouldn’t dare to try out, even knitting πŸ˜‰ Or maybe especially knitting since it involves pointy objects πŸ˜‰ There’s a series called “Lillihammer” where someone got killed by those nasty objects!

      4. milfordstreet Post author

        My wife and I often discuss if she will get her knitting needles through security at various places. She can bring them on planes. I’m not sure they would have let them in when we saw Michelle Obama.

  2. sloppy buddhist

    black and white works so well…and lovely song…
    ‘blew up the chicken man last night’…
    Oh, everything dies, baby, that’s a fact
    But maybe everything that dies some day comes back”….

    smiles appreciated…have a productive week Chris πŸ˜€

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Isn’t that a great song. My day was productive; we cleared 30cm of snow from the roof and driveway. But it was not freezing and felt good to be outside. No classes tonight. πŸ˜ƒ
      Happy week, Hedy. Have fun.

      1. sloppy buddhist

        The snow in Boston looks so amazing… so fluffy and pretty… we don’t have the moisture to make those beautiful flakes… i’m off to cowtown this week…β˜ΊπŸ˜€

  3. reocochran

    These were special black and white pictures, Chris! What a great idea to do them and seem so old fashioned this way.
    Although not famous across the country, I worked 1974 and 1976 at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. I loved my second year experience where I didn’t have to stay in hot dormitory! I was the opener in the nicer coffee shop in the Hotel Breakers. When the nights came, everyone had left except sleepy employees stumbling home to shower and go to a dance, movie on the beach or be a guest on a party boat. Thanks for inspiring some wonderful memories! πŸ™‚


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