Tag Archives: Coney Island

Dance

By Vladimir Brezina

Dance 1.

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Seen at the 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Dance 2

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Dance.

We All Love the Yellow Submarine!

By Johna Till Johnson
Photos by Vladimir Brezina and Johna Till Johnson

Yellow Submarine Paddle 22

In the town where I was born,
Lived a man who sailed to sea,
And he told us of his life,
In the land of submarines.

So we sailed on to the sun,
Till we found a sea of green,
And we lived beneath the waves,
In our yellow submarine…

The yellow submarine isn’t just an invention of the Beatles—it exists for real. And it had gotten a paint job, courtesy of our friend Erik Baard and his HarborLab crew. So we decided it was high time to paddle out and see the results.

Let me back up… in the waters of Coney Island Creek, just off Gravesend Bay, there rests—amazingly, improbably!—a yellow submarine. We’ve told a fuller story here, but suffice it to say that the story of its existence just underscores the crazy sense of possibility that permeated the 1960s.

But it’s closing in on 50 years since the yellow submarine was launched, and it had become somewhat the worse for wear. So when we heard it had recovered its original cheerful coloring, we had to go see.

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Orange

By Vladimir Brezina

Orange 1
Orange 2
Orange 3From the 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade.

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Orange.

Travel Theme: Colorful

By Vladimir Brezina

It’s not even winter yet—even though in the US Northeast it feels otherwise—but our thoughts are already turning toward the colors of the coming summer—

Colorful 1
Colorful 2
Colorful 3
Colorful 4
Colorful 5

All photos from one of the most colorful events of the summer, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade.

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Colourful.

Travel Theme: Noise

By Vladimir Brezina

At the 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade.

Noise

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Noise. Another contribution is here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Humanity, set by Thirdeyemom. She writes: “The more I see the world, the more I realize that although people are different, we’re very much the same.”

Although sometimes I do wonder if we’re all the same species—

Humanity relaxing at the seaside in Norfolk, England:

Norfolk 1
Norfolk 2

Humanity relaxing at the seaside at Coney Island, New York:

Coney Island 1
Coney Island 2

Weekly Photo Challenge: Between

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Between.

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From last year’s Coney Island Mermaid Parade. (Story and many more photos are here.)

This year’s Mermaid Parade is on June 21st—tomorrow!