A Visit to Cementland
February 22, 2016 12:09 PM   Subscribe

A Visit to Cementland
Here's an album of photos that I took one day in Cementland. Cementland is an abandoned/unfinished industrial playground/amusment park kind of place (if you're in to that sort of thing).
Role: photographer
posted by DaddyNewt (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

posted by LonnieK at 6:26 PM on February 22, 2016

Yes, what excellent photos, thank you.

On September 26, 2011, Cassilly was killed at the Cementland site after the bulldozer he was driving flipped down a hill.

And what a sad story. How awful.
posted by dng at 10:15 AM on February 23, 2016

Those are absolutely beautiful. There's something so haunted about abandoned places.
posted by xingcat at 12:53 PM on February 23, 2016

How neat! I want to visit Cementland, but I'm afraid to go by myself. If you ever get a group together to take photographs there, let me know.

Excellent photos.
posted by Ostara at 1:38 PM on February 24, 2016

BTW, The bulldozer on the left, in the picture titled "Oh, The Huge Manatee!" (with the crooked blade and dented roof) is the machine on which Mr. Cassilly met his demise.
posted by DaddyNewt at 8:39 AM on February 25, 2016

Is that a cement manatee?
posted by Nanukthedog at 11:50 AM on February 26, 2016

I loved the pics! I now have the song Graceland by Paul Simon stuck in my head for some reason.

"I'm awkward"
posted by AugustWest at 12:22 PM on February 26, 2016

The aggressive post-processing hurts the photographs more than it improves them, in my opinion.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 7:36 AM on March 1, 2016

Nanukthedog - The Manatee is a fiberglass casting.
1970s Antihero - I would agree, but I was there on a very overcast day. The original images are very monotone and low contrast.
posted by DaddyNewt at 2:33 PM on March 7, 2016

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