Thursday, July 24, 2008

Abandoned Memories




These photographs of an abandoned amusement park are hauntingly beautiful. I'm completely mesmerized by them. I can even hear the distant laughter and roller-coaster screams. There is something nostalgic, yet sad about these images. The photos are also somehow comforting. This park was once a bustling joy of fun, yet it still remains even more beautiful and serene than before.

So lovely, plus you know how I love to post about abandoned spaces.

(via Laissezfaire)

31 comments:

blazedanielle said...

Wow! These are crazy beautiful. Definitely sad, though haunting and gorgeous. Great finds!!

Julia said...

Awesome photos, Diana! But holy creepy :) The perfect scene for a horror clip!

Wheeee!

Krissy said...

wow! Eerily fantastic :)

vana chupp said...

there is something there that attracts me as well...many memories, long gone happy days.. I can almost hear the little voices...

Jude said...

Very nice! I love the carousel with the puddle of water, and the brush growth behind it. Nature always finds a way to make it through.

aimee said...

oh i feel just the same way. there's something simultaneously beautiful and sad about seeing a place frozen in time and abandoned - you can almost picture the activity that used to happen there, like you said... but you know that it never will happen again; its time has passed.

Jan said...

Even though it is sad in ways, I still adore shots like these.

quaint handmade said...

yeah, i can hear the sounds of the merry go round. so eerie and curious.

Leanne said...

Wow, what an intriguing study. The ferris wheel and the foggy coaster tracks are beautiful. Nice post!

Victoria said...

Amazing photos! Very compelling.

I remember as a girl going roller skating at a rink right by an old abandoned amusement park. The visual of that ancient wood roller coaster, jutting up out of the trees and silhouetted against the evening sky, was so fascinating to me!

littlebyRD said...

Wow - really cool photos! Kind of sad, yes. I love the ferris wheel one.

Wendy said...

I've always loved photos like these!

::{J}:: said...

What a find...but I agree with Julia on the whole creepy part!!

Jules said...

great photos! there's something a bit eerie and sad about them. it's amazing how one place that brought so much joy is now abandoned and forgotten.

daisy janie said...

stunning photos. but something that completely creeps me out about them.

Fifi Flowers said...

Great photos... love them! You can let your imagination go wild... old stories to tell... FUN!

mary said...

Your words are right on with these images. It's like a ghost town; but the colors and the shapes are lovely. What a juxtaposition!

Mrs.French said...

I can almost here the ghostly sounds of laughter...haunting and very beautiful.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh, I totally dig these! I've been taking a lot of photos of abandoned NJ boardwalk attractions. I love the history.

Fiesta Lady said...

Very nice, Diana.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

so incredible--i love these...esp the roller coaster in the mist. you describe them so well...

nadia said...

i have to say that my camera and i seem to flock to such places.....but the images here are so stunning and haunting........i can't stop staring at them. I have a love for abandoned spaces, last year we drove though an abandonned town, curtains still blew in the wind
and pools still had half inflated beach balls..........a feeling that is hard to describe.

theses photo's are just amzing.

Sarah's Fab Day said...

These photos are so cool, you can the park longing for someone to come and play.

Sara Christine said...

These photos give me the willies. You know there are ghosts hiding somewhere inside this amusement park! Beautiful photos though. You're right, definitely haunting and sad.

Fog and Thistle said...

Haunting, beautiful, and moody. I loved each one.

suzanne said...

I love them...wish they were for sale...I'd swipe them right up.

jozette said...

very eerie - but not creepy. i really love the roller coaster photo.

JLC Studio said...

Wow...I too love a good photo of an abandoned space! These are fab!

Crave said...

yes these are a bit haunting but oh so cool at the same time...cool find and great blog!

...love Maegan said...

creepy amusement park photos...i love them.

Paul Pincus said...

LOVED these ; )

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