austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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Roller skate or bike, any way you like

Despite a busy and eventful week I filled out the mathematics blog with, well comic strips. Mostly. Here goes:

And, ooh, but What's Going On In Judge Parker? Who's Judge Parker's jailhouse friend? May - August 2019, my big plot recap of a big plot-heavy comic strip .

That's right, you've seen twilight light. That means I am too coming near the end of the day at La Feria!

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Since I had a good enough picture of Cascabel 2.0 by evening light, here's another one, with a crescent moon and a plane flying by.


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Cascabel 2.0 caught in the middle of the loop.


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Kiddie plane ride in a picture that's technically a bit fuzzy but that came out really great.


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The Tren Del Amor, in motion. I love how this blurry image looks. And yet ...


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There's another look at the Tren Del Amor, with more of the overhang visible. Also just a drop of the sky.


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The bridge to Montaña Rusa in the night. Love that rim of light along the top of the roller coaster.


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And here's one of the train tracks, leading to the lift hill, in glorious night.


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Oh, wonderful! That little model of Montaña Rusa also lights up by night!


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A last look at the loading platform and how it's illuminated.


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So after our ride the operators allowed us to go past the gate and poke around that model. This is how I got this up-close view of the train model.


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And this! A great, maybe five-foot-tall statue of ... I'm not sure. There was a short while that the roller coaster was renamed Serpiente de Fuego, and I wonder if this wasn't the Fire Snake the ride was meant to evoke.


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The other side of the Fire Snake, with the return leg of the roller coaster in the background. Also there's something precious about its left hand that I can't articulate.


Trivia: In Paris in 1675 Wilhelm Leibniz put his work (including the invention of calculus) on hold [for the day, I take it] to go to the river Seine and watch an inventor who claimed he could walk on water. Source: The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World, Edward Dolnick.

Currently Reading: Whatever happend To The World Of Tomorrow?, Brian Fies.

Tags: la feria, mathematics, mexico city
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