austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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austin_dern

Haul out the holly

The week in my humor blog? Don't mind if I do share it.

That all said, here's Kennywood pictures.

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Kennywood's train takes it on a loop that's basically outside the park, on the edge facing the river. So you get great views of the steel mills across the river and, you know, in the afternoon light they look pretty great.


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See what I mean?


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I'd like to say that it's just good lighting and good atmospheric conditions that make this look as good as it does, but I don't think we can rule out that Kennywood is a place of strange magic and beauty.


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More industry, in the background, as we get some fast-moving trees in the foreground.


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A glimpse of Log Jammer's far reaches as seen from the train ride.


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As the train ride reaches its turnaround Kennywood shows pictures of itself. Here, the entrance of the park a century ago.


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The windmill photographed here got relocated in, I want to say, the 1980s, so that there'd be room for stuff like the laser show. The pond is still there, as is the bridge, and (you can make out in the distance) the Racer roller coaster, showing the original entrance that they'd remodeled in the 1950s and remodeled again to re-create.


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And here a photograph of the entrance midway; I believe in the upper right of that corner is the building for the Tunnel of Love ride, which is these days a disappointing Garfield's Nightmare ride. But still a boat-in-a-channel tunnel-of-love, at least in principle.


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Old meets new: two generations of Kennywood Arrows, with the current version on top.


Trivia: An arm-powered crank can produce about thirty watts of power indefinitely, that is, without the person doing the cranking getting particularly fatigued. Source: Prime Mover: A Natural History of Muscle, Steven Vogel.

Currently Reading: Hägar the Horrible: The Epic Chronicles, 1977 - 1978. Dik Browne; editor, not clear.


PS: Reading the Comics, November 29, 2018: Closing Out November Edition, with a couple strips for the day.

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