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Old King Cole Welcome to Luna Park by TonyCrehan

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Featured in Which Way Group on 05/31/12

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Luna Park Sydney (originally Luna Park Milsons Point, also known as Sydney’s Luna Park) is an amusement park, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Luna Park is located at Milsons Point, on the northern shore of Sydney Harbour.

The park was constructed at the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge during 1935. Luna Park was closed in mid-1979, immediately following the Ghost Train fire, which killed six children and one adult. There have been several more closures and reopenings over the years. After another redevelopment, Luna Park reopened in 2004, and as of 2012 is still operating.

Based on the enormous smiling faces at Luna Park, Melbourne, Australia and Steeplechase Park in the United States, Luna Park’s 9-metre-wide (30 ft) smiling face, as well as its flanking towers, have presided over the main entrance for almost all of the park’s 70-year history. There have been eight distinct faces, installed in 1935, 1938, 1939, 1946, 1950, 1973, 1982, and 1994. The seventh Face was donated to the Powerhouse Museum in May 1994.32 The eighth and current Face, completed in 1994 and carved from polyurethane, is based on Arthur Barton’s 1950 “Old King Cole” version.

Night shot taken with Pentax k-r on 24 February 2012 at Luna Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Lens Pentax-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
ISO 1600
0 EV
1/50 sec.
Hand held

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  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 2 years ago

    Great capture Tony, certainly an icon both in Sydney and here in Melb

  • Thank you for adding this to your favourites Trudi. We are in Melbourne next week….might try for the double.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 2 years ago

    Awesome capture and great info Tony!

  • Thanks for your fave and comment Louise.

    – TonyCrehan

  • dher5
    dher5over 2 years ago


  • Glad you like it. Thanks for comment.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 2 years ago

    Great night shot!

  • Thanks Kim. Got quite a few shots there…a successful night.

    – TonyCrehan

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtover 2 years ago

  • Thanks for the great news Kay. A big thrill to have my work featured in the group. I am glad now that I lightened the shadows to reveal the walkway to the entrance.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Click on the banner to enter the Photo of the month challenge

  • What a thrill Audrey….thank you very much.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 2 years ago

  • Thanks Rene

    – TonyCrehan

  • David Rozansky
    David Rozanskyover 2 years ago

    Great work!

  • Thanks for the feature and your congratulations David…..a big thrill.

    – TonyCrehan

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 2 years ago

  • Thanks for the fabulous news Graham…….delighted to have my work featured in the Group.

    – TonyCrehan

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