Monday, July 25, 2011

a little piece of joyland

ever since I stumbled on the old joyland amusement park back in 2009 & took this photo:

I've hoped that one day I might be able to own a piece of it somehow. well over the weekend craigslist provided just that:

it's a simple sign & not very big but I'm happy to have found it. of course I'd love to find more pieces but if I never do at least I have this one :)

I knew it was a long shot but I went back to one of the websites I found back in 2009 to see if by any chance I could find a photograph with the sign in it, no luck...but what did pop up in my search results was something new, a beautifully haunting short film:

No Joy from Mike Petty on Vimeo.


Andrea said...

Oh, that video freaks me out. There's something about closed themeparks/hotels/movie theaters that are so sad and so scary to me. I love your picture though!

Anonymous said...

Love the top photo!

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Betty Crafter said...

Old amusement parks and old signs - two of my favorite things made better only when they intersect. Congrats on your killer find, and on that amazing photo...

Jenny Woolf said...

Would love to see this place - where is it? Great pics and film.

jack said...

Paultons Tickets

It's really a nice park, not just for special needs kids, but for younger kids as well. My grandsons had a wonderful time.