MV Obsession

My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Scene…


In Hamburg, New Jersey there is a gingerbread castle.The Gingerbread Castle sits silently at the end of a driveway surrounded not by a moat but by barbed wire fencing and ‘do not trespass’ signs.Once upon a time, back in the late 1920’s, the Gingerbread Castle was the centerpiece of an amusement park built next to the Wheatsworth Mill.  The Gingerbread Castle  was in continuous operation until 1978… it reopened briefly in the ’80’s and then closed for good in 1989.Fairy tale characters used to abound here… now, sitting alone on his wall only Humpty Dumpty remains.

The Gingerbread Castle is slowly fading away…eventually only memories will remain.Sadly there is no happy ending … just, the end.



Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

11 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge: Scene…

  1. We have a Animal Land campground here, with all sort of animal statues. It was closed for years and just reopened this summer. These sort of art places are interesting thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you. Nice that your place re-opened, sad when they rot away.

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  4. That’s a bit sad! And a little creepy. 🙂

  5. It really is, especially in person.

  6. Great post. Sad but happening to so many older attractions.

  7. i think i’ve seen it in my trucking travels, and i remember thinking the same thing… sad and lonely it looked

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  9. What a memory jogger this is! I remember going here with my parents….I had to have been around 9 or 10 years old. So sad that it is no longer. I hadn’t thought of this place is such a long time.

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