Of course, Aquatics International would prefer to report on successful waterparks that have stood the test of time. But there's something extraordinary about abandoned ones that requires our attention.

In a recent blog post for The Week, Kelly Gonsalves shares images of a ruined waterpark on the banks of the dead sea, captured by Israeli photographer Dana Stirling.

Both poignant and eerie, the series of photos tells a tale of the forgotten enjoyment and laughter that once echoed throughout the park Atraktzia.

Have a look as these photos and read about Stirling's instant connection to a place she never visited until years after it closed it doors for good.

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