On August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina left a trail of destruction and flood waters across New Orleans and the surrounding area, causing just short of 2,000 deaths, billions of dollars of damage and a clean up operation that continues to this day.
Six years later and many parts of New Orleans remain in disrepair, standing as reminders of a tragedy which threatened to wipe an entire area of the United States off the map. One of these such places is the Six Flags amusement park, which closed its doors in preparation of Katrina’s arrival and has remained abandoned and awaiting demolition ever since. Battered by Category 5 storm winds and submerged under water for weeks, what’s left of the Six Flags resort is a desolate and creepy mess of tangled rollercoasters and broken amusements, with laughter and fun replaced by decay and despair.
I’m fascinated by pictures of old ruined buildings left to rot over time, but these images of a once bustling theme park left in such a state are particularly haunting, and could easily pass off as the set to any post-apocolypse game or movie you might care to think of. Some of you may have seen these before, but I thought they were too interesting to ignore when I stumbled across them this afternoon.
You can find the images at Love These Pics. All credit goes to those who risked legal action (and possibly their lives, given some of the pictures) to get these snaps.
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