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6 Flags Grids
Blue Sky with Gridzola
The compapny Anna works for has its annual picnic at Six Flags in Arlington every year. I hadn't been for decades, but have stopped along the Turnpike to photograph parts of it so many times, I'd begun to think that was the best viewpoint.
It's not. The park has many fascinating views, the best of which — or perhaps the most unusual — is looking down from the observation tower, from which one can see both Dallas and Fort Worth dowtowns on a clear day.
As often, I was much less interested in the people or the usual sights and vistas. What I was after was the grids. I love those repeating patterns, and they run amok at Six Flags, so I were in heaven.
Plus I got to ride on the loop de looping Texas Shockwave, and that scared me silly.
Anna Flying Free
Most of the rides we like to ride on are gentle, safe, swinging rides. We did the carousel and the Belgian Swings.
Blue On Blue
Bat Man Swirl
No way I was going to ride the Bat Man, but I was fascinated with photographing it for many long minutes. That yellow against that deep blue Texas sky was not to be passed up. All those human slinging along, often completely inverted only adds to the excitement — of watching.
Another timid but pleasant ride.
Supe and His Skinny Friends
Butterscotch Pony on the Carosel
One of the wilder ponies on the carousel.
Something there is that appreciates a proscenium that's not only empty, but vapid, too.
Red Grid, House Top and White Fence
The observation tower was heaven on earth (well, mostly) for grids. After awhile, they seemed the local normal, and everything else was just so very strange.
Must be on the way up.
Melange of Grids and Loop De Loops
Bench Rows Forever
Long Down Slope
Tangential Loops in Green and Blue
Looping The Shock Wave
The Backs of Facades
Silver Mine from Aloft
Reflections of a White Coaster
Love On High
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