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Bakken revisited

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Bakken’s Sure Taeer

I made it back to Bakken, the world’s oldest amusement park, this summer for the first time in 13 years. According to my Danish friend, the same family has run this business for over 400 years!

The game in today’s photo has you sitting on a toilet while you spray the guy in the bathtub! The English translation of the official page says “It’s fucking fun!” Obviously, Denmark is a little more open to things than many parts of the world.

Coney Island

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Brooklyn, New York

My random, desktop image of the day comes from five years ago.

Animal Coaster @ Yomiuri Land

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SL Coaster at Yomiuriland

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This coaster no longer exists, but it did six years ago when I took this photo. This was actually the last time I went to an amusement park with my kids (not counting our walk through of Coney Island in New York in 2012).

This summer we shall go to an amusement park (Tivoli in Copenhagen), although probably not altogether. I will be living and teaching in Copenhagen, and my kids are planning separate visits.


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My random, desktop image of the day. This is from more than five and half years ago at Yomiuriland. I hope my photography skills have improved a bit since then.

Yomiuri Land’s SL Coaster

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Beginning in 1988 Yomiuri Land (よみうりランド) had a roller coaster, mostly for kids, called the SL Coaster which traversed this small lake. Before that (from the time it was built in 1966 until 1988) it was called the Jet Shooter (ジェットシューター). My kids were riding it when I took this photo in 2010, but the ride was permanently closed just a year later in 2011.