Nothing says “off season” more than an abandoned amusement park.
I took this last November – the last real remnant of the Joyland Amusement Park in Wichita, and probably the most recognizable: the original wooden roller coaster. At this time, you could go up to the chain-link fence you see in the bottom of the photo, but you could not (legally, anyway) go inside.
As you can see, trees had taken over – the one shot I always wanted to get was standing on top of the coaster looking down that grade.
It suffered greatly in the last twenty years, with vandalism, bits stolen (a clown statue ended up in the home of a pedophile), and other parts salvaged to save them.
My camera club was trying to get permission to go inside, but storms in April destroyed the coaster entirely. I haven’t been up that way since. I try not to pass places that I’ve photographed when I know they’re gone. It’s just too sad.