Incredibly Surreal Photos of China's Empty Amusement Parks
There's a good chance you've never seen an amusement park when it's empty—unless, of course, you work at one. Stefano Cerio, a photographer based in Italy, has traveled the world studying different amusement parks ranging from a waterpark in the off-season to a deserted cruise ship. One of his series—Chinese Fun—stands out among the rest. As you would expect from a country with such a unique culture and affection for design, their amusement parks are on point and a bit offbeat (think: larger-than-life basket of fruit surreal).
The images from this series were taken in Beijing, Hong Kong, Qingdao, and Shanghai. He also has a book highlighting this architecture called "Stefano Cerio: Chinese Fun," which has just recently been released in the U.S. Check out his work below.
Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.