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Camera Obscura

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Neither a camera nor obscure, learn more about what it really is.

Camera Obscura

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This camera obscura was built in 1948-49 as part of the Playland at the Beach amusement area which was once across the street from the Cliff House.

A camera obscura is a darkened structure, an optical device using a rotating lens to project a panoramic view of the surroundings onto a horizontal surface inside.

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