I have driven from LA to Vegas and back countless times over the years. Along the way, I always notice what was at first, a water park, and what then obviously became an abandoned water park. Since I am either crazy pressed for time or making the drive in the wee hours of the morning, I have never been able to stop and check it out. Until this week.
I finally had the chance to spend a little time exploring this has-been vacation spot. I love abandoned places because they make me think about all the various lives that have an intersection at that spot on the map. I think about all the memories that were made there that were once alive, but are now just ghosts. This place delivered on both counts.
Speaking of ghosts, this place is in the middle of nowhere and rumors abound. Some say it will reopen. Some say it's haunted. I would say of those two choices, the latter is the more likely, although I didn't see any paranormal activity.
So enjoy these images and imagine gusts of wind blowing desert sand in your face and hair, and you will get a pretty good idea of what is was like.
Surprisingly this is my first trip to China.The first photo I saw on Instagram that inspired to me to start shooting was a photo of Hong Kong. I imagined I would’ve been here by now but here we are, 8 years later.. As far as “we” goes, I went with my father, who’s 76 and loves to travel more than ever. I haven’t lived at home since I was 17 so it’s amazing to go on these trips together and...