Because I do..
There is just something intriguing about abandoned amusement parks, they're eerie, ghastly and filled with mysteries. It makes you wonder how can a once happy, cheerful place which is heaven on earth for kids became a dead, glum location for shrubs to grow and animal to nest..plus the occasional shoot location for photography enthusiasts or film producers. I probably fall into the same category as these photogs and film-makers who have an eye for the unusual. Would it be weird if I wanted to shoot a lookbook picture at one of these places? In fact I know of an abandoned (in fact never opened) waterpark in my neighbourhood that I always wanted to venture in...*dreams*
|Opened in 1969 and abandoned in 2001 after the owners went bankrupt from an 11million Euro debt.|
|Familiar? This was the location shoot for the movie Hanna which I loved.|
|Fallen dinosours crying for help..|
|Grafitti-ed swan boats. Dont they look sad?|
|Abandoned after the famous Chernobyl incident in 1986, though radiation levels are low now...would you still want to come here?|
|Abandoned train in Pripyat which is practically a ghost town now.|
Six Flags, New Orleans
|Abandoned after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, its park welcome sign still indicates it's "Closed For Storm" (forever)|
|Looks like it's not playtime anymore..|
That's the end of my morbid post, I hope I did not instill depression with these pics. I may probably be the one of the few weird souls who find beauty in images like this.....