I started going to the Abandoned Miami Marine Stadium when I first moved here about 7 years ago. It was such a cool place to hang out at.
At the time this place was wide open, meaning only taggers, photographers, film makers and very few people went to it. It was an epic place to hang out at. I have lots of great memories of this incredible place.
This was a venue where they held boat races and other awesome events. It was the first one of its kind and a beautiful stadium to say the least.
The Miami Marine Stadium was damaged by hurricane Andrew in 1992, and it never reopened its doors. It is such a shame because it is such a beautiful place in an incredible location.
Multiple people have attempted to raise money to fix the place and reopen it, but nothing has happened.
They have built a fence around the place and have a full-time security guard on duty now. Making it impossible to get in. It’s a shame that the place is completely off-limits to everyone. It was such a great place for creatives around the world.
I was digging through some hard drives to find some fireworks photos for yesterdays post and I ran into these photos from 7 years ago.
I can remember this exact day, I was driving across Florida when I ran into this abandoned place. It was massive and I had go get in through a small hole on the fence. It turns out the building was empty, but it was still cool to shoot and explore for a bit.
After finding some old paper work it turns out this was a packing company from 1968. Crazy to think about what happened or why it closed.
What is even crazier is that I found these photos along with some other cool folders that I will be posting later on.
This is a very old photo I shot back in 2010 when I was first getting into photography. I remember I really didn’t know what I was doing, I just wanted to shoot. A couple of my friends and I went into this abandoned place in Reno Nevada and hung out there all day. I took lots of shot but this is one of my favorites. How time flies…
When I heard that Boomers was coming down, I had to take a trip there to photograph it. What you see below are photos from three different trips, shot from a helicopter and the oldschool way walking around with my camera.
This type of places always creep me out, but this one was not that creepy, it was just kind of sad how operations just stoped and the place kind of just stood empty for a long time in hopes that someoene would purchase it and keep it going.
I managed to climb up the roller coaster and that was super scary, it got so steap and hard to walk that I had a baby panic attack, but it didn’t latst long. I usually never post so many photos, but in this case as with all my other abandoned photo series I thought I would give you lots to look at.
People tell me that this was the happening spot back in the day, did you ever come here? Id love to hear some sotries. If you visited it drop me a line on the comments below.
This is what happened to Six Flags New Orleans after Hurricane Catrina. I did a blog post on this a back in 2012 and to this day these are the most viewed photos on my blog to date.
Those photos are old and I do not really like them that much anymore. So I re-did all them and added the rest to this post. There are 116 in total and this place is really amazing. Turns out the movie they were filming was ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’
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Upon my arrival I was greeted by security and a massive movie production crew, I panicked and wanted to turn around and find a different way to sneak in, but at that point I was committed. When I got to the gates the security guard looked at me, (it helps to have a pretty lady in the car) I smiled and waived as if we knew each other, at that point she waived me in. As I got to the parking lot, there was a massive tent, lots of movie trailers, and what seemed to be the grounds keeper staff in the North East part of the parking lot. Thats where I went to park. As I graved my gear and got out of the car, this guy approaches me, I thought for sure he would kick us out, instead he says, “make sure you go that way (points) and stay away from the film crew, you should be alright” He knew we didn’t belong there and exactly what we were doing, and was cool enough to let us know what whats going on and point us in the right direction. We ended up spending about 3 to 4 hours there and saw some really cool stuff. Not only an abandoned theme park, but also a massive movie production.
I have been wanting to come to this place since Hurricane Catrina, and I finally made it happen, what an amazing place to be. Six Flags New Orleans. This place is massive and a photographers paradise. Not only did I get tot see this place at its worse, but also at its best with the rest of Hollywood.
At the end of it all we where able to get in the car and drive away like nothing ever happened with a massive smile and cameras loaded with goods… Talk about a great day.
Below are some of the images I was able to capture, most of the park was all ours with the exception of a few spots full of people prepping for the film. Please let me know your thoughts and if anyone from that film ever stumbles upon this post, thank you for letting us walk around in awe of this place.
How can you forget about the 2004 Summer Olympics. I mean it has been a massive deal for a very long time. I have heard about this place for years now, and I have always wanted to visit. When I visited Athens I finally had the opportunity to check it out. Designed by one of my favorite architects Santiago Calatrava.
It was not until my last day in Athens that I made a trip down there. Actually I was on the way to the airport when I made a pit stop to see and photograph this place. I didn’t have time to visit all the other spots such as the Baseball stadium, Tennis courts and other swimming pools, but I did cover quite a bit of ground. I tried to go into the main stadium but unfortunately could not get in.
When you first get off the train, you get this really weird feeling, its quiet and somber. Walking in I could imagine the crowds of people rushing through the gates to see their country compete. It was just imagining, because the place is a ghost town.
At first view the place does not look that bad, but as you start exploring deeper and deeper you can see how the place was left to decay. I went into some rooms that were really destroyed, super creepy specially since this particular day was overcast and cold.
Recently the Greek government has stepped in and started slowly fixing it up and using it again. Talking to some locals they were very happy about the changes. Unfortunately you can still see and feel the emptiness of this place.
Do you have any memories of this place? Did you attend any of the games? Did you experience its rise and fall? I would love to hear some stories about this incredible place. If you have any please leave them on the comments below.