Thursday, September 15, 2022
Earlier this week, author Judith Barrow shared a post she invited me to do for her blog series, “Places in Our Memories.” Her questions about personal recollections somehow brought to mind old amusement parks. That, of course, made me think of Hullaba Lulu, a Dieselpunk Adventure, and the very strange amusement park from the story. For me, Judith’s series is a door to memory. So here are some doors related to old amusement parks.
The arched entry to this amusement park tower makes me feel like it could go anywhere, and even the sky is not the limit.
“In the United States, trolley parks, which started in the 19th century, were picnic and recreation areas along or at the ends of streetcar lines in most of the larger cities. These were precursors to amusement parks. Trolley parks were often created by the streetcar companies to give people a reason to use their services on weekends,” Wikipedia.
Look at all those entrances between columns on the left. It must have attracted a lot of visitors.
Here’s another creepy clown mouth entrance. The photo is modern, but the Luna Park Melbourne is an historic amusement park located on the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It opened on December 13, 1912.
Now, if you’ll kindly proceed through the digital door to memory and Judith’s blog at the link below. ↓
There are places that remain in our memories, the details may become slightly blurred, nostalgia may colour our thoughts, but they don’t fade. And how those places made us feel at the time is the one thing that remains. Today I’m really pleased to welcome Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene, who is going to tell us about what […]
CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR JUDITH’S POSTPlaces in our Memories: With Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene #MondayBlogs #Memories — Judith Barrow
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Thanks for opening this door. Now, here’s some shameless self-promotion for Hullaba Lulu. Hugs on the wing!
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Hullaba Lulu, a Dieselpunk Adventure is a wild and wooly 1920s fantasy story. Lulu, the heroine is inspired by the song, “Don’t Bring Lulu,” from 1925 ― so are her pals, Pearl and Rose. Lulu loves to dance, and freely indulges in giggle water. She snores and burps and says whatever she wants. Lulu is a snarky but good-hearted flapper. The song’s inspiration stops there, but the story is just beginning.
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