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Vivid and sociable during the day, the world's oldest amusement park appears bizarre and curious when closed early in the morning. Like guardians… Read More
Vivid and sociable during the day, the world's oldest amusement park appears bizarre and curious when closed early in the morning. Like guardians, plastic animals, monsters and figures seem to watch over the deserted area while shrill electronic music echoes through the narrow streets. The Prater feels lonely, even inanimate. Where during the day, laughter and amusement are in the air, the joy's aura seems too obvious to be actually present. And still, right there were colorful wheels and carousels make their empty turns, a sense of joy comes to one's heart, yet all empty and stark. Read Less
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Alone at the Prater
Prater, Vienna
Vivid and sociable during the day, the world's oldest amusement park appears bizarre and curious when closed early in the morning. Like guardians, plastic animals, monsters and figures seem to watch over the deserted area while  shrill  electronic  music echoes  through the  narrow streets.  
The Prater feels lonely, even inanimate. Where during the day, laughter and amusement are in the air,  the joy's aura seems too obvious to be actually present.