when the show finally started by blackoutangel


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we were all so addicted to spectacle:
the drama of the media and celebrity lives, our
huge cineplexes and large-screen tvs, the
cacophony of arena concerts and the overblown importance
we gave our own silly little struggles.
we were like the romans with their bread and circuses -
we were in the colosseum enjoying our pageants and staged conflicts
while all the signs around us were pointing one way:
to our own ruin.
there came a point, however, when we could no longer ignore
the fact that we were addicted to poisoning everything that was vital to us.
food stopped growing in the tainted soil, the air itself became toxic, waters rose and cities fell
you would have thought with our taste for the electrifying harmony of discord
that we would have revelled in it, but it was all so different
when the show finally began.
there was no audience to witness it for we were all playing a part.
we were the ones on the stage, and the
epic tragedies being played out
were now our own lives.
photo taken in juanita de brogas magnet middle school
more of my work is on www.abandonedamerica.org


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  • Kevin  Kroeker
    Kevin Kroekeralmost 6 years ago

    This is excellent! I would loove to find something like this to shoot! BRAVO!!!!!

  • Ron Fitzgerald
    Ron Fitzgeraldalmost 6 years ago

    By the look of this. The show looks to be over. But hopefuly not for us, a great find well taken and presented.


  • sadly, it is over – the roof and balconies have since collapsed from what i hear, vandals have trashed the place and pried off the murals on the far wall. it disgusts me that people would trash such an awe-inspiring theater.

    – blackoutangel

  • Daryl Gordon
    Daryl Gordonalmost 6 years ago

    very cool excellent light

  • ericseyes
    ericseyesalmost 6 years ago

    Awesome shot, good color and detail.

  • midzing
    midzingalmost 6 years ago

    brilliant image,,,,,,,,,,, well done

  • Charles McKean
    Charles McKeanalmost 6 years ago


  • izzybeth
    izzybethalmost 6 years ago

    This is a gorgeous photograph.

  • Stephen Rowsell
    Stephen Rowsellalmost 6 years ago

    oh my what a find! I’m turning green over here with envy. beautiful work!

  • Michael McCasland
    Michael McCaslandalmost 6 years ago

    This is an amazing find and composition!

  • jamie marcelo
    jamie marceloalmost 6 years ago

    WOW!! amazing shot!

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