18 June, 2009

Balboa Fun Zone-Skywatch Friday

The Balboa Fun Zone is one of Southern California's oldest and last great coastal amusement areas. It is located on the Balboa Peninsula of Newport Beach and since 1936, the Fun Zone's ferris wheel has been a day and night landmark on the Newport Harbor scene, beckoning all to join in the fun. The ferris wheel was completely rebuilt from the ground up in 1986.


Hubby and I spent last Friday, Saturday, Sunday and most of Monday in Southern California. I am a native Southern Californian and was very happy to get back to my home turf. It was a breath of fresh air.


Do stop by and visit Skywatch Friday. This meme is hosted by: Klaus | Sandy | Ivar | Wren | Fishing Guy| Louise who do a fab
job.

58 comments:

uncleawang said...

Oh my! oh my! beautiful skywatch shot:)
Lovely,I like it.

Tanya said...

Awesome shot for skywatch!! Welcome back!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Glad you enjoyed your time away. Nothing like going back home.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Daryl said...

What an amazing capture .. I wouldnt have ever gotten it because I wont ride one a ferris wheel or a roller coaster .. I am a chicken

Mary said...

Such a lovely shot! Like Daryl, I am a chicken, too. But it is a lovely old ferris wheel!

Esther Garvi said...

What a beautiful picture! Makes you so happy!!

Gaelyn said...

I feel like I'm on the ride with you. What a exhilerating place to watch the sky from. Great capture.

No wonder we haven't heard from you. Hope you enjoyed a trip back home. Have a great weekend.

Ebie said...

Welcome back, Erin. I am glad you had a fun time! When you come back and visit, jsut give us a heads up! Have a great weekend!

Dewdrop said...

Great perspective! Love the clouds and the brilliant blue. Wonderful!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a view! (Actually I'm too chicken to ride one of these. I'm afraid of heights.)

postcardsfromwildwood said...

Oh, that is so much fun! I love the blue sky, the fun fair and then the plane - all different things you expect to see when you look up!
Janice.

Susan at Stony River said...

What colours and what a photo! A perfect shot to capture a fun and beautiful place; I'm glad you had a good time away.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic! Love the colors against the sky! Perfect shot for skywatch

Wren said...

I've only driven by Newport Beach, never stopped, but it looks delightful. How cool to have a permanent Ferris Wheel!

Wren said...

PS - Your post was listed twice, so I took one of them out. Mr Linky is still being a little cantakerous (or slow - or both).

Guy D said...

Fascinating photo, bravo!

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Pearl Maple said...

Fun view of the sky for Sky Watch Friday, thanks for sharing with us all.

Vita Stunder said...

Wow!!
Beautiful capture!!
I love this :)

Have a great weekend!
Anna

Carver said...

Looks like a perfect day to be up in a ferris wheel.

Karen said...

That is a really cool shot !!

Wonderful composition with the ferris wheel seats, the sky and the plane. :-)

Well done !!

earthtoholly said...

Two very different kinds of flight! How nice...and you're from Southern California? I'm jealous! I love it out there...

SandyCarlson said...

You made of this simple pleasure a work of art, Erin!

Eric(NL) said...

Nice mix of objects in your sky, good composition and very nice colors!!!

Have a nice Skywatch Friday!!

Greetings from NL

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Great composition sky, plane and ferris wheel!

Well taken!

Luiz

barb said...

This photo just screams summer! Fabulous colors and perspective!

Evita said...

This is so preciously beautiful! Thank you for sharing. It has a child-like innocence to it :)

Pam said...

Great sky shot! I'm so glade you enjoy being back there and had a fun time at the park...

Jeri said...

What a great capture! I love those vibrant colors!

Island Rambles Blog said...

I love the colors....the sky is soooo blue. Really like your blog layout, tried to copy it....Lovely Sky Watch, have a great weekend.... cheers

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great picture and colorful also.

Tabib said...

This is really make you head turn up.
Beautiful pic!

Paul said...

great pic. Have fond memories myself of California.

Irene Toh said...

Erin your picture is beautiful.

TCKK said...

Love that beautiful blue sky with the Ferris Wheel and plane!!!

mountain.mama said...

Great angle on this shot!

Gattina said...

What a very special picture ! and this blue sky ! I hope we will have the same in Italy !

magiceye said...

very creative composition!

callemie said...

this is awesome
with he plane in the air
it'a an amazing shot!

chrome3d said...

This is great and it brought me a lot of amusement.

P-TER said...

All in one picture, amazing!
Great photo!
Gr.
P-TER

mrsnesbitt said...

Awesome! Our worlds are so fifferent when looked at through photographs, yet we all sleep below the same sky!

yyam said...

Great composition! Love the colors!

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

It's a great shot with the beautiful colours end the plane in the upper right corner. Lovely!
Enjoy your weekend.

fishing guy said...

Erin: What a neat shot of the sky and the Ferris Wheel.

Louise said...

EXCELLENT capture! It is truly a picture that speaks a thousand (or ten thousand) words!

RuneE said...

That was a Ferris wheel shot out of the ordinary. Looks like the plane was shot out of a seat on the wheel.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful and interesting shot of the ferris wheel. Have a nice weekend.

Regina said...

Beautiful shot.

Babooshka said...

That is a great angle really pops those colours.

Debbie said...

Very nice capture and a beautiful Skywatch shot.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oh yay!

You were riding the carousel?? FUN!!

And what a good eye for such a clever shot, too. Well done, Erin!

~Lisa

Lew said...

A first class seat to view the sky! Glad you had typical southern California weather for your visit.

Jack and Joann said...

Now that is a fun skywatch photo. Thanks for coming by my blog. Been busy---sorry I'm running late with a response.

Euroangel said...

great shot of the sky..thyanks for sharing..

MedaM said...

Wonderful detail against lovely blue sky! I am glad you enjoyed your trip back home.

2sweetnsaxy said...

What a great shot! I love it! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time down in my neck of the woods.

Merisi said...

Erin, this is such a fabulous image!

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