"It's a really strange feeling to be in a place that used to be so filled with people, and now it's just completely deserted.."

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Where dozens of rides once stood, few remnants remain.

The roaring buzz of bulldozers has come and gone, leaving Geauga Lake sitting in silence.

"It's pretty strange because it's almost post-apocalyptic," says Johnny Joo, a local photographer. "You're in a place that used to be filled with so many people. You can almost picture them walking everywhere."

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Joo, who specializes in snapping photos inside abandoned, unique locations, captured some pictures of the park in 2012. He's published many of his photos in books and on his website ArchitecturalAfterlife.com.

"It's a really strange feeling to be in a place that used to be so filled with people, and now it's just completely deserted and everything's falling apart."

Like many, he has a fascination with Geauga Lake and its now-abandoned status.

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