February 9th, 2020

krazy koati

Singing songs together

And we haven't got to another movie or much else to just natter about. So let me give you a bunch of Lakeside Amusement Park pictures by night.

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Peering around the corner of the Wild Chipmunk's ticket booth to look at rides and, in the distance, the Tower of Jewels.


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Obscured view of the Wild Chipmunk starburst sign by night.


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Ride operator tugging one of the Wild Chipmunk cars around from the braking to the loading area.


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People getting onto the Wild Chipmunk --- which ran on a nice pretty continuous loop, speedily --- while one of the cars rolls overhead.


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Looking at the Wild Chipmunk lights at the top of the ride, while a car rumbles past.


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And now here's a look back at the Tower of Jewels, by night. Also that cafeteria with the fixtures salvaged from the Denver Union Station.


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Looking up the stairwell to the Tower of Jewels, and the partially lit rim and base.


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The not-now-in-use entrance gate and base of the Tower.


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The 'REDIT' invitation remains pretty well-lit; I imagine this is something they'll swipe bulbs from other places to keep in shape. Also, 'Entertaining Colorado and Its Friends' is a fine ambition here.


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A glance back at the park, showing the Merry-Go-Round by darkness, and the Roll-O-Plane in the background.


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Peering up at the top of the Tower of Jewels and the park office building beside it.


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Here's a better view showing the full height of the Tower, and way more of the gutters of the park office building.


Trivia: The 1984 fight between Pakistan and India armed forces in the Siachen Glacier, at an altitude of 22,000 feet, is thought to be the highest battle in history. Source: Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps that explain Everything About the World, Tim Marshall.

Currently Reading: Inside Las Vegas, Mario Puzo.