Originally called Jazzland until Six Flags took over in 2002. In 2005 hurricane Katrina unleashed all her destructive fury on the Gulf coast. Following the collapse of the levee’s in the 9th ward and the over flow from lake Pontchartrain the park sat submerged in 4-7 ft of brackish, corrosive water for over a month. 80% of all building were considered destroyed and what was left was unsafe and unrecoverable. What’s left of the abandoned park provides us with a surreal and haunting image.

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Saltwater crocodiles are arguably nature’s most terrifyingly efficient killing machines. Getting up close to them is generally a very bad idea but, in Australia’s Northern Territory, the “big salties” have become a major tourist attraction. And as last week’s incredible photograph of a jumping crocodile, above, shows, visitors can get very close indeed to the toothy monsters. Crocodile cruises are just one option for close encounters near Darwin, the tropical capital of the Northern…

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