Abandoned Six Flags, New Orleans

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    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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    1. cynthialeigh 62 months ago | reply

      I would have done the same thing. I'd love to see what it looks like even now.
      It's sad that it doesn't look like it's ever going to re-open.

      Your shots are amazing, beautiful.

    2. Eurcynia 60 months ago | reply

      Thanks for risking your neck. It's very fun to look at these types of photos... From a business standpoint they're not going to want people to see the extent of the water damage... but we humans are curious animals, aren't we!

      Your shots are very nice. I flickr searched for images because USA Today did a brief story on the status of the park.

    3. pretty_poison03 [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

      I like this, and I strongly recommend you see Tunnelbug's pictures from this now... he got quite a few shots in..

    4. xmake_a_scenex 52 months ago | reply

      I can't tell you how insanely jealous I am that you got to go see the abandoned Jazzland. I used to live in Biloxi and I visited the park it's opening year, and every year after until I moved. I'm dying to go see it now. Actually, I want to see all of New Orleans/Biloxi, but mainly the park. I have a huge fascination with abandoned places, but this is ten times cooler because I have actually been there. I live in PA now, and as soon as I get the money, I'm going back for a visit. Props on getting in, and on the pictures. They're gorgeous.

    5. soulsurvivor1968 50 months ago | reply

      Fascinating pics. Lived in NO many many years ago. So sad about the levee breaks after Katrina. As for abandoned buildings you might like flickr pics by Future Impaired.

      www.flickr.com/photos/futureimpaired/

    6. uncle sam2005 44 months ago | reply

      I have a huge fascination with abandoned places, but this is ten times cooler because I have actually been there. I live in PA now, and as soon as I get the money, I'm going back for a visit. Props on getting in, and on the pictures.Water Damage Jacksonville/a>

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