Melbourne's Luna Park has turned 100 years old. Strangely I don't have a photo of the mouth, Mr Moon.
Here is a little trivia from from the City of Port Phillip publication Divercity.
The world's first full length feature film, The Story of the Kelly Gang, was filmed on the site in 1906.
The Great Scenic Railway is the oldest continually operating wooden roller coaster in the world still operating under its original design with a ride on brake operator.
Polish born Rose is a senior and she recounts her first Big Dipper ride at Luna Park at the age of 17 when she went there with a boy.
...we go to the Big Dipper. The boy says it's the best...we slow down, almost stop in mid-air. Then like a whirlwind we descend. Everyone is screaming. I am am frightened and screaming. I hang on to the boy, my arms around his neck. I am holding on tight. Suddenly a warm feeling enfolds my body. It's like I am melting. I realise I am being kissed.
Throughout World War 1, Luna Park added a side-show called Kaiser's Kitchen. Visitors could take their anger out on the German enemy by hurling crockery at an effigy of Kaiser Wilhelm.
Photo from Trip Advisor.
I've been to Luna Park many times. I have taken my brothers and sister, one older niece, neighbour's children and even to a gay party held there one year. I suppose Little Jo will be the next person I take to Luna Park.