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
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.
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