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The Whip

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 23 July 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

I have no idea what Oaks Amusement Park calls this ride - but at Glen Echo Amusement Park outside of Washington, D.C. - it was "The Whip." Growing up near here in the 1950's and 60's - visits to this classic amusement park were a regular and most anticipated event.

Ah, "The Whip."

I loved this ride. It gave a real sense of loss of control as the cars went into the corners. The wheels would loose their grip on the floor and you would skid through the turns. Terrifying. Absolutely wonderful!

[notebook]: we will have a few days away from Oaks Park - returning here on August 1st.

Whip It! Whip it good!
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Mirko Herzner from Germany

Minimalist play with colors and shapes... Georgeous, Stephen!

23 Jul 2009 5:35am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice colored composition

23 Jul 2009 6:02am

Daniel Herrera Erro from Barcelona, Spain

Muy buena composicion,

23 Jul 2009 7:03am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Great shapes and colors.

23 Jul 2009 3:53pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

nice colors and shapes - although that Pepsi logo on the umbrella is a bit distracting....

23 Jul 2009 5:30pm

Bethany from Michigan, United States

Fair rides are so much fun!

23 Jul 2009 7:41pm

Dulcie from Danville, United States

Good shot of The Whip, nice shapes and colors. Personally, I avoided The Whip at all cost.......;-)

24 Jul 2009 5:02am

grant from kansas city, United States

great graphic image.

25 Jul 2009 6:54pm