Bag’s Take-Away:

 What’s terrifying about that abandoned China theme park photo is the way it references the entrance to the Magic Kingdom, playing on the all-too-present fear that Recession America, formerly Frontierland, got lost in Fantasyland and has no Tomorrowland. 

Full Slideshow at The Atlantic.

(photo: David Gray/Reuters caption: A farmer carries a shovel over his shoulder as he walks to tend his crops in a field that includes an abandoned castle-like building that was to be part of an amusement park called “Wonderland”, on the outskirts of Beijing, China, on December 5, 2011.)


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Bag’s Take-Away:

What’s terrifying about that abandoned China theme park photo is the way it references the entrance to the Magic Kingdom, playing on the all-too-present fear that Recession America, formerly Frontierland, got lost in Fantasyland and has no Tomorrowland.

Full Slideshow at The Atlantic.

(photo: David Gray/Reuters caption: A farmer carries a shovel over his shoulder as he walks to tend his crops in a field that includes an abandoned castle-like building that was to be part of an amusement park called “Wonderland”, on the outskirts of Beijing, China, on December 5, 2011.)

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Topping LIFE.com’s 2011 list of Best Photo Blogs, follow us at: BagNewsNotes; BAG Twitter; BAG Facebook; Bag by Email.

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