This week’s photo challenge from the WordPress Daily Post is “Abandoned.” Since we have already posted images from the neighborhood of Anyang, where they evicted home owners in order to build new high rise apartments, we decided to knock a visit to an abandoned amusement park off of our bucket list in honor of this week’s challenge. Yongma Land has been closed for many years, but the property manager allows entrance for a very small fee for photographers and the like.
Bumper cars stored on the roof of an empty arcade.
A surprising number of intact lights for how long this site has been abandoned.
Many years have passed since this booth was used to excite park goers.
One of the creepier statues to be found around the park.
The Merry-Go-Round retains much of its paint and appeal, but the softer materials have begun to show much wear. Something about a location dedicated to childhood happiness being abandoned instigates the the strangest feelings. We are glad to have been able to visit such a place, especially in a country where the antiquated and abandoned is often quickly re-purposed or replaced.
If you would like to see more pictures of our trip to Yongma Land, be sure to check out our Flickr album here!