Documentation of The End

I was walking around aimlessly, trying to find shelter, when I came across an abandoned amusement park. “Abandoned” doesn’t really mean much anymore- almost everything is abandoned now. It’s just a state of being for the world.

Very rarely do you meet other survivors. Very rarely do you find people’s old personal belongings, but when I do I like to imagine their lives and how that belonging played a part in their life. I like to think that they’re still alive and well, even though I know it’s unlikely. The apocalypse has done wonders for my ability to imagine.

Very very¬†rarely do you find any solid bits of insights to people’s lives through things like photographs. Today was a very special day. I found photos lying on the inside of the “first aid building”, and I’m here to share them with you.

This was the first picture I saw. The person taking the photos documented all of their surroundings through this small series of photos. Clearly, they weren’t alone, because pictured is someone in the bottom left corner. I wonder where they are now.

 

I imagine the world that used to thrive here before it was abandoned and left to be a home to whatever survivors stumble upon it. I imagine the people lined up to buy popcorn and the people walking around eating candy- laughing and smiling. I always feel a sort of attachment to people when I stumble upon a photo they’ve taken. I wonder why the people who took these photos left this place. I wonder if they’re alive. I hope they are.

 

 

Photos taken at Glen Echo Park in Glen Echo, Maryland.

Thank you to my friend, Diana, for going with me.

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