For those of you that visited Lincoln Park while growing up will appreciate the sadness both me and my husband had while visiting the now dark and dismal site. Lincoln Park is now a memory in our hearts, good times that will never be forgotten, at least for me. It was a gathering place for families, and a fun one at that.
I can still smell the clam cakes that my dad would buy us and then we would all eat them under the pavilion while watching all the live shows. I always dreamed of standing on that stage and dancing up there like a star. Well, yesterday, my dream came true. It wasn’t quite the same looking stage as I had remembered, but instead, it was piles of demolished and burned wood. As I stood on that stage, deep down inside I could here the laughter of people and cheers from the crowd. Yes, I know kinda weird and mysterious. Me and my honey spent some time walking all around, and found it very sad to leave. There are so many good memories from such a dark place as it stands now.
Every time we drive by the Park, my daughter asks me questions about the famous roller coaster, “The Comet”. “Mom, tell me again how did it break.” I just wish I could have had the opportunity to share the park with her as my parents and family did with me.
To make our visit feel even more eerie…… it was a few hours shy of a full moon. I would have loved to have been able to capture what we saw as we were walking away from the coaster. I did take a shot showing the full moon which you will see, but in the last shot just for fun, I enlarged the moon to kinda show what we saw. Enjoy…….
UPDATE***I am now offering prints and cards for sale. Click You can purchase some Lincoln Park images in my Etsy Store.
***UPDATE*** The remains of Lincoln Park have been torn down in July 11, 2012.