Abandoned Six Flags, New Orleans

So for the past three years since Katrina I've been eying the old Six Flags. Every time we drive past it's just there untouched. So, since I was the one driving I finally got to look at it up close. We drove by in the morning and on the way home we were kind of bored and so we considered the idea of breaking in more seriously. We decided to circumference the area and found an old service road that had an employee entrance and a huge gap under the fence, so we parked the car on the hill so it was hidden from the highway and proceeded under the fence. It was amazing. Everything there was so worn and weathered. We went into a gift shop and there was still stuff in there, we picked up some tee shirts and walked around some more until I went back to the car to get another lens. I brought my shirt with me, which turned out to be really lucky. After we wondered around for about forty minutes (it was a ghost town, reminded me of an episode of Scooby Doo) and had seen a lot of the park Kelsey saw a cop car. We picked up a little jog and headed out of there. When we were almost to the fence Ian decided to drop the shirts and hat, so if there was a cop waiting we would get in trouble for that too. And there was. The first thing he did was handcuff Ian and Kelsey (only having one pair, he did not handcuff me) and destroy Ian's film. While the cop was doing this I stashed my camera behind the car. The guy told us that there were "wild hogs and wild dogs", he got mad at us and called the owners and told them we were scared out of our minds. After recovering from the handcuffing shock I was pretty sure we weren't going to be arrested and we weren't but it was way too close. It's really too bad because I want to go back so bad.

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Taken on July 27, 2008