Saturday, October 17, 2009


Amusement Park by the North River Station

There's something I like about abandoned amusement parks. It makes me think of Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes (as did the very beginning of the preview for the new movie, The Vampire's Assistant. Briullov and I were very excited, sitting in the theater for 9 - until the first ten seconds had passed. Then we were upset to be duped.) The picture didn't come out, but there was another ride that was like the Baby Park course in Mario Kart. And there was just one little boy, driving in a circle around and around and around. Here there were only swans, but no children. No one at all in sight, in fact. Just the pounding techno music.

Anyway. I also find it very poetic that the Classical example of impossibility really is possible, both in Australia and in rides. Take that, Aristotle!

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