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Old 06-17-2011, 09:17 PM
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There really is something extra super eerie about abandoned amusement parks, isn't there? That broken enormous clown head makes me want to hide.
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:41 PM
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We have an amusement park here that's still open but has a bunch of closed parts, and they have a train that runs around a lake and passes like graveyards of old ride cars and clown heads and things like that. As this blog puts it, they're not in any hurry to tear down unused features. ModMidMod lakeside amusement park

It's really beautiful and also a little creepy. I'll try to get some pictures this summer.

Thing is, our other old amusement park was bought by Six Flags some time back, and they moved it right into the entrance to downtown, so it's all asphalt and misery, and it costs a million dollars a minute. The old one has grass and trees and free parking and it only costs $2.50 to get in and like $20 for an all day pass. I can understand some people feel like standing around in lines for two hours to take a thirty second ride on some new thing, but it surprises me that more people don't prefer being able to get off the old wooden coaster and sometimes make it back on to the very next run. (lol this is how I almost killed Matlock the first time he came out here, tho.)

ETA: According to the wiki, Lakeside is one of the settings in Silent Hill 3.

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Old 06-18-2011, 03:37 PM
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What did they do with the grounds of the original Elitch's? I loved to go there because of the history then they moved it.
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:51 PM
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They redeveloped the original site as a new urban style development. We have a lot of those around here, and most are just lame little crap things almost company store style housing in the suburbs, but I think this one is considered better than most.

Not-So-New-Urbanism: Highlands' Garden Village - Denver News - The Latest Word

They kept the carousel and I think a couple of other structures, too.
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:08 PM
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The carousel is fabulous and they kept the theater too! Those were the two best things. Good for them for keeping them.

There is a list of defunct amusement parks at Wiki. I am looking through.
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:55 PM
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We had this weird amusement park on the Oregon coast, built on a wetland, called Pixie Land. I remember it rotting out on the coast for years.
They reclaimed the land and rebuilt the wetland fairly recently.
I mostly remember it like this, although I went as a little girl when it was open.


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Old 06-19-2011, 12:02 AM
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Spreepark was one of the filming locations for Hanna.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:22 PM
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Spreepark was one of the filming locations for Hanna.
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On 18 January 2002, Norbert Witte, together with his family and closest coworkers moved to Lima in Peru. They shipped six attractions (Fliegender Teppich, Butterfly, Spider, Baby-Flug, Wild River and Jet Star) in 20 ship containers, having been allowed to do so by the authorities who believed they were being sent for repair.

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Norbert Witte failed in his attempt to run a "Lunapark" in Lima. On 19 May 2004 he was sentenced to seven years in jail for attempting to smuggle 180 kg of cocaine with a value of 14 million from Peru to Germany in the masts of the "flying carpet" ride. In October 2006 a Peruvian court sentenced Wittes' son, Marcel Witte, to 20 years for drug smuggling.
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:26 PM
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Here is a kickstarter project filming endangered historical properties, either mid-decay before being refurbished. Some are pretty far gone.
Impermanence: Photographs of Endangered Historic Places by Shelley Zatsky — Kickstarter
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In a recent issue of the Atlanta Creative Loafing...
Urban exploration in abandoned buildings in Atlanta | News feature | News & Views | Creative Loafing Atlanta
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:39 PM
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We went to Brook Run before it was destroyed, but didn't go inside. It was a bit too hinky for one member of our group.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:12 AM
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A nice video showing some decayed houses in Belgium and Luxembourg.

See we don't have a market on the decay part!

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Old 07-26-2011, 04:29 AM
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We went to Brook Run before it was destroyed, but didn't go inside. It was a bit too hinky for one member of our group.
I gots inside one of the buildings recently. Looking for photos.
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:32 AM
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:44 AM
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Bloody Water Fountain! :wriggle:
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Those windows! :prettycolors:
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:19 AM
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Bloody... water... fountain. :brooding:
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10 Creepiest Abandoned Morgues on Earth. That's an uncharitable title. Some of them aren't creepy at all, just a little dirty.



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Old 08-02-2012, 11:55 PM
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The one that caught my attention the most, was the embalming syringe. The phone on the table was kind of surreal, in a way.
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I want more creepy morgues.

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Somehow, I imagine that the state shone in those pictures is more inviting than when the facility was in service.

Mouth gags? :shudder:
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I'm just gonna link to the mefi post because there are several links, plus more stuff in the comments.

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A lot of great pictures of urban decay:

Urban Decay

Fascinating stuff. A lot of those pictures could come right out of some horror movie:

Hospital X
Girl's Orphanage
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This is great stuff!

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Daily Mail had a nice article today about abandoned asylums in the Northeast US.
Photographer captures haunting images of sights inside the abandoned asylums of America | Mail Online
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