The Unusual Afterlife of Popeye’s Village

  I go to Popeye’s Village once every five years. I mean, I don’t travel 6,000 miles just to go to Popeye’s Village, but it’s as necessary a stop for me as, say, my favorite bakery in San Francisco or my favorite spot on the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta. The place is one of the most pristine—and weird—places I’ve ever seen, and it just so happens to be on my favorite island in the entire world. Popeye’s Village is the abandoned movie set of the wildly unpopular 1980 movie of the same name, and it’s now a theme park dedicated

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