Jazzland Flume Ride | New Orleans, LA
A shuttered amusement park is liminality at its height. The flume ride leads to an algae-ridden pool while nature quietly begins taking over the background at the former Jazzland, which was owned by Six Flags when Hurricane Katrina dealt a brutal blow. Photographer Tonya Pope says, ‘I know that seeing the park this way makes most people feel sad. However, all I can see is potential. I see this lift hill on the left taking guests into a sugar mill, and I see the smiling faces in the boats zooming down on the right.’ She’s founder and president of Jazzland, a group trying to revive the damaged park. For more, watch ‘Closed for Storm’ on Netflix.