Casio Exilim EX-Z150 Photo #5 '6 Flags' Abandoned: by Katrina.

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Abandoned Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans wrecked by Hurricane Katrina in 2005; submerged at one point under 6-8 feet of water. I spotted the haunted lines of its empty roller coaster from the Ninth Ward off Interstate 510 while playing tourist in 2009 and begged a friend to pull over to investigate. We found an open gate, infiltrated it, and proceeded to sneak around the eerie, 'end of world' Zombie like setting. An adrenaline enhanced experience I'll never forget. It was like exploring a haunted, adult junkyard theme park on ecstasy, the sick criminal cousin of Disney World. In a good way. I could have spent days, if not weeks taking pictures on the lonely grounds. Unfortunately I had a crappy point and shoot with me which sputtered out crappy washed out pictures, only a handful of which were salvageable via Photoshop color overcompensation/rejuvenation/reinterpretation. We were there for about 45 minutes, the entire ruined site to ourselves . . . til we spotted...

Technical Details

f/7.8
1/100 s
4 mm
64 ISO
3264x2448px