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Beneath The Stains Of Time

My friend Jon has been telling me about this abandoned theme park for a couple of months now. With my love of abandoned things it was on the top of my list of places I had to go when I finally moved up to Pennsylvania. We ignored the no trespassing signs, but were a bit unnerved by them so our visit was a brief one. Still it was worth it to see the decaying old roller coaster being consumed by spring and so many green things. I hope to visit it again another day and explore a different corner of the park.

Outfit details:
vintage cardigan, dress, and shoes
Rebecca Minkoff backpack
*pictures by Jon

50 comments:

Angel said...

I am so jealous that you get to hang around this old abandoned theme park! I loved checking out abandoned things, and these shots looks great. Can't wait to see more!

Tiffany* said...

I LOVE these photos!! Where in PA is this? I live in PA and have never heard of this park before. So jealous! :) Also- welcome back to PA!
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

WearAbouts said...

These pictures are so totally perfect. I love how you go and shoot in cool, abandoned places. This is def one of my fave! Hoping you'll take pics again there soon! :)
Rory
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Is It Secret, Is It Safe said...

I love abandoned things, too! There's a ton of abandoned old buildings around where I live, but I'm always kind of too chicken to go inside. I'll have to be a little more adventurous in my urban exploration!

-Katie

Mariana said...

Wow, these type of places are what make your blog (and you) so unique! I love to see your adventures to abandoned places, and the fact that you do it in such beautiful outfits... you're good! :)

-Mariana

mary van note said...

INCREDIBLE!!! I can't believe this place exists.

Kitty said...

Oh man, abandoned theme parks are heaven! Your photos are amazingly beautiful, thanks for sharing :)
Kitty
xo
Kitty & Buck.

Hailey said...

Wow, what a wonderful backdrop! :)
I'm not sure if I'd dare walk on the 'ruins' though, I'd probably be way too afraid of them collapsing under me.

Hailey from http://squidsquads.blogspot.com

michelle tree said...

Great location! Adorable as always.

x

Sound of Chic said...

Great styling and photo editing. From one fashion blogger to another...

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Eat Live Love said...

Oh my gosh, an abandoned theme park sounds amazing! That would be so fun to explore! Beautiful photos as always!

Sophie said...

i love that your pictures always hint at adventure, contemplation and mystery. the whole gestalt reminds me of the mystery novels with female heroines that i read as a young teen. so beautiful. thank you for all the daily beauty!
sophie
princessrhyme.blogspot.com
my last post was a recipe inspired by the fairy tale of the fisherman and the golden fish

CP and KW said...

Spooky and beautiful! And your outfit is darling as always!

~CP
ladiesinnavy.blogspot.com

Laura said...

Oh my goodness...so surreal! I love abandoned places as well, and I bet this place was just magical. And spooky.

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Claudia said...

Abandoned places are so magical and this one is like whoah! Really, really awesome.

Rosaspina Vintage said...

I really love your pictures lately, Rebecca. Somehow they feel even more 'personal', if that makes any sense...
I'm glad to see that I'm not the only girl walking around in warm tights, we're having a very slow spring this year in Italy!
By the way, I've been watching all your vlogs on tumblr last night, your lovely voice and interesting answers kept me great company while couldn't sleep, thanks for that ;)
Ale
x

The Braided Bandit said...

Wow, these are amazing! Before I read what you wrote I was like, what IS that?! Looks like you found another perfect abandoned place in your new home. Hope all is going well!
xo Hannah

Caitie Schlisserman said...

first off, love the outfit especially the shoes! Secondly, the location is AMAZING! just fab.

xxx
www.ladyalamode.com

The Flightless Darling said...

Whoa! These are seriously beyond fantastic!! You and your friends should get together and make some sort of video compilation of the place :)

xx

emilypf said...

Wow! These photos are so lovely. The abandon theme park looks incredible (with a small dash of haunted).

Sidewalk Chic said...

This is a really cool location. Was that teddy bear already in the rollercoaster car when you got there? Hooray for outfit location exploring!

Hattitude said...

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i've never seen anything like this! do you know any of the history? why did it close down?! it looks fabulous. i love the shot of you sitting in the old car booth on the track!

talk soon wild child
-Hattie
Hattitude Style Blog

Becky said...

Beautiful! I love abandoned places too and theme parks/fun fairs are by far my favourite! There's something so eerie about the way they're shut down. Amazing!

Becky
xx

http://www.beckybedbug.com

Kayla said...

Ah! These pictures are so beautiful! I love them! My love for them is probably fueled by both my love for abandoned spaces and for lovely clothes. I especially love the photo with the roller coaster seats. I enjoyed looking at the photos and your outfit is great! Thanks for sharing!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Great place for some amazing pics!
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Madalynne said...

Love your idea of shooting at an abandoned theme park and not to mention your outfit. You wrote that it was in Pennsylvania and I would love to know where (I live in Philadelphia)

Peta said...

what an amazing location for a photo shoot!

Kristian said...

Brave of you! But with a whole amusement park to explore, I can see how one might be induced to ignore signage. Glad you did though! These are great photos!

Megan said...

This is magic.

Bianca said...

This looks amazing. It is definitely going on my list of places to visit!

czarianonuevo said...

amazing photos Rebecca!! i love the whole vibe of this post :)



czarina♥
paint it stripes
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JBalloon said...

Beautiful location!

April said...

These photos are so awesome. Wish there was a place like that near were I live. Lovely.

-April
http://pieceology.com

bestie said...

really love the way you've been editing your photos lately. (:

and i am so, so envious of you and all your abandoned haunts! this one is especially magical.

Kathryn said...

This is such a creepy beautiful place to know about! Seeing nature reclaim it is particularly special.

Jo said...

Wow wow wow - this is like the place of dreams! <3 I can't wait to see what you find on the other side of the park (so hoping for an old carousel!)

x
Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

Looks and Books said...

Gorgeous shots. There's an abandoned amusement park in my hometown and I love to visit, though most of the rides and equipment have long since been carted away.

Jul, Life Is A Romantic Poem said...

Oh my, what an amazing (and creepy) place! I'd LOVE to visit it for a while. And you look perfect, I'm so envious of your cardigan.

Life is a romantic poem

amanda said...

These are awesome! I'd love to hang out there. And you're so cute!

Diane said...

It's awesome that you go on adventures to take your outfit photos. Every photo looks kind of like a frame of a story or something, and this abandoned park looks so cool.

Syed said...

Woah, that first photo is INSANELY cool!

Jamie Rose said...

These pictures are so amazingly cool! What an awesome place to take pictures. It's so unique and haunting, yet fun. I just love this post so much!

Marisa Noelle said...

Oh wow, I know exactly where this park is! I live pretty close to it and grew up going there during summers as a kid. I'm pretty sure I have photos of myself on the kid coaster there from way back stashed away somewhere. I didn't even realize it was now defunct! These photos are incredibly beautiful and haunting. Now I'm all kinds of curious to take a peek there myself. PA has so many places like this, you will soon find out. My neighborhood is set right next to an old defunct amusement park as well.

Looking forward to seeing all the places you will stumble across:) xx Marisa

Ebonei said...

Gosh!! this place is awesome!! so are you too, places like this are a rare find <3 you worked it girl!!

Jill said...

I have quite an obsession with carnivals, fairs, and theme parks. And abandoned ones? Sigh... Such a beautiful backdrop for photos. Thanks so much for sharing!

Noémie said...

That is possibly the absolute best location for outfit pictures and lots of exploring! I adore your photo backdrops! In London, rare are the abandoned places that you can access easily enough, and anyway rare are the abandoned places altogether! It's a shame, it is probably my all time favourite things, to wander round abandoned places, thinking about it's history and enjoying the quietness that comes with decaying spaces... x

Noémie
no-et-mie.blogspot.com

Beautifully Pure said...

How do you always find the coolest places to get pictures?? I'm so jealous - in a good way.

I also love that sweater (sweatshirt?). It looks super cute on you. I love the over-sized look! <3

daria said...

oh wow, I hope you'll take more pics here in the future, it's awesome!

Christina Marie said...

So cool! I would love to visit there!

xx
www.naturally-christina.blogspot.com

Katherine McAdoo said...

i really wonder where in PA this is because i want to go so bad. if you live anywhere off 80, 81 or 76 - let me know - i drove those three all too often!

PS. amazing photos and outfit, as always. your style is impeccable, inspiring, and classic.