Todd and I went adventuring this morning and wound up at Old Orchard Beach--the classic seaside town, complete with boardwalk, amusement park, arcade, and pizza that you have to dab with your napkin to soak up the grease.
It is always a joy to take photos at amusement parks and carnivals, but I find it especially so when the park has closed down for the season. Instant ambiance, melancholy, nostalgia, and longing.
My family didn't really visit amusement parks when I was a kid. I think I only went to Old Orchard once or twice, but even so, its images have remained etched in my brain all these years. While it's more built up now, the essential things remain pretty much the same.
As you know, I'm a girl who likes a bit of melancholy, so a beach resort town on a cloudy day in September is right up my alley. To get a little of this same feeling for yourself, simply watch this Morrissey video of "Every Day Is Like Sunday." Oh, and just for your knowledge and amusement, I should add that back around 1990, I basically thought I was the girl in the video.
Hope you're having a lovely Sunday, my friends. xo