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  • Writer's pictureJenny Carless

The Faces of Luna Park

Luna Park is an amusement park that sits along the waterfront in Sydney. Looking across the harbor from Circular Quay or the Opera House, you can easily see the iconic clown face marking its entrance.

It opened in October 1935 and is “a rare surviving amusement park featuring fantasy architecture in the Art Deco style of the 1930s,” according to a historical marker just inside the entrance.

Luna Park has free admission (you then pay for the individual rides), and it’s worth a walk around just to soak up the atmosphere. Even though it’s quite small, it has rides for the little ones (U-Drive) and the grown-up ones (try the “Hair Raiser”) in your family. There’s also the typical junk food. But what struck me most was all the faces.

I first noticed the creepy clown faces above (what is it about clowns?), and that got me noticing all the other faces surrounding me. I've included a few examples below.

The first inhabitants of the land Luna Parks sits on were the Cammeraigal Clan of the Kuringgai Tribe.

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