Andreas Reginald, Van de Velde and Chris Luckhardt have come up with various snaps of abandoned amusement parks. These images evoke feelings of sadness, longing and eeriness. I imagine all those faded joyous yells, all those happy faces of kids and families.
Abandoned places have an inexorable mysterious energy in them. I feel it whenever I pass by some abandoned houses. There is always this rush of thoughts “what happened?”, “what were the memories?”
How much more for amusement parks like these? They used to burst with colors, gaiety and movements, swelling life, brimming over with laughter and celebrations. And as time sails, it leads to the day when you re-visit it and feel so empty.
These photographs remind me of transience. And how seizing the moments matter. Though they have this emotional stir in me, I still find them beautiful. I guess life is indeed a scavenge hunt for beauty. Like what Yoko Ono said.