Candy & Cars at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Growing up in Brooklyn I looked forward to the summer because it meant two months of no school and visits to Coney Island.

I hadn’t visited Coney Island since junior high school but a few summers back one of my photography groups made plans to visit Coney Island to take pictures at the annual Mermaid Parade. Although, I was born and raised in Brooklyn I’d never heard of the Mermaid Parade but I was told that that there was a car show and decided to tag along.

My mission for the day was to eat a candy apple or cotton candy and have a good time taking pictures. I ended up passing on the candy apple because upon actually seeing one again I remembered how the candy would soften and get stuck in your teeth. However, I did enjoy another childhood favorite: “Peachies” and spent time munching on them in between photos.

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