my picture for the day 07/08/2014

hiya everyone and today’s picture comes from my favorite folder on my PC the abandoned folder I adore all ruins and places of interest long neglected, in fact the more over grown they are the more I like them, when I wrote my book a town called Malice I reveled in the idea of being able to paint a picture with words of all the abandoned ruins of Malice and it was great, thoroughly enjoyed myself ^_^

and here’s today’s picture

a severed clowns head - deliciously creepy!

a severed clowns head – deliciously creepy!

it’s not often one sees a clowns head discarded amongst the litter but here is a bit of background for you;

When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, park operators at Six Flags New Orleans were in the planning stages of opening a water park. Well, they got one. Severely damaged by Katrina’s devastating floodwaters and forced to close, Six Flags New Orleans, which originally opened as Jazzland in 2000, remains in an arrested state of decay to this day and is perhaps more famous now — thanks in part to numerous camera-wielding urban explorers — than it was when in operation. Home to still-standing Cajun-themed attractions like the Zydeco Scream and the Muskrat Scrambler, the future of the property, now owned by the city of New Orleans, is unclear, although Southern Star Amusement is leading an effort to redevelop that park. Check out more photos here.

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old fun parks are brilliant, the idea of a place of fun now abandoned and overgrown has a creepy atmosphere all of its own and whenever I see broken plastic, concrete or any man-made materials being consumed slowly, patiently, by the plants I love it. As humans we are always convinced of our ability to control everything and especially the environment, and yet here is just one example of just how tenuous our efforts are; we may go in and bulldoze whole areas, we may tarmac and concrete them over, covered them in gaudy coloured entertainments, but in the end nature reclaims it all.

One day we may realise that not only are we are not as powerful as we think we are,  but as is seen by the sheer force  of Katrina and the devastation caused was utterly horrific, many people lost everything they had and many lost their lives, families lost relatives, homes it was awful to see and this picture then to me becomes more potent, it not only shows the force of katrina and the frail attempts of humankind to impose buildings upon the land but also here in this one small pictures it shows echoes, echoes of the fun that was supposed to take place, children’s laughter, sunny days and too much candy, young couples holding hands letting the world know of their happiness, everything that a fun park has when it is fully functional but here all that is destroyed and we are left with just the echoes.

love and peace to all

k

x

 

 

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6 responses

  1. That is… crazy. I never heard about that story. I love NO – I have family down there, and I’ve been there both pre- and post-Katrina. The difference is amazing. I remember going into the bayou and seeing the half-sunk boats and the waterline on the house roofs. And the subdivisions that had been basically abandoned. This didn’t prevent me from going downtown and having drinks, and listening to music – I want to think of this city, always, as the amazing place it is.

    1. yay hiya trentle excellent to hear from you you have me jealous i would love to go there the place is fascinating and a true survivor
      i hope you are too run off your feet as usual?
      hope you have a wonderful day my friend love and peace be with you
      x

      1. Hey Kizzy, all good here, on vacation actually – but still run off my feet. I am finishing up my book, which is taking so much time (but I love it). I know you are acquainted with such endeavors and likely understand the work involved. Hope to be done soon – you stay well out there, my friend.

  2. I never want to live to see a Katrina. Mother Nature does what she’s always done best: Do whatever she wants.
    That’s one spooky clown head and story.

    1. hiya lovely and with you on that one i would never actually want to be anywhere near one but as you know i love anything abandoned and the poignancy of the clowns decapitated head against the ruins of the funfair well it all spoke to me ^_^ and i shall do tonights picture now because i have got to get some writing done i have become lazy over the holidays! well with writing i have everything else has me running around like a madman ^_^ have a super day my lovely, love and peace be with you x

      1. Yes, I agree with the horror of that decapitated head. Not funny but cannot be ignored. 🙂 ❤

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