Everyone loves a good sunset!
Some people do not love a good flock of seagulls, but y’know, it’s their loss.
April 5, 2012
April 3, 2012
In the Asbury Park Casino, where lots of murals have been painted in the last few years, there is a rainbow dripping down one of the exterior columns. It’s kind of horrible, and kind of beautiful. But you can decide for yourself.
February 3, 2012
Just the Asbury Park Paramount Theater by sunset.
Everything looks good with a sunset behind it.
January 30, 2012
In part of an ongoing effort to beautify Asbury Park, they painted some murals in and around the Asbury Park casino. I first saw the murals in spring/summer 2009 (which is when this was taken).
Any tasteful (TASTEFUL) painting with tentacles is okay by me.
January 22, 2012
I think I have photos of the exact wall before it was painted, but I’ll need to find them and re-upload them; I had all my black-and-white photos stored on Zooomr, which permanently went kaput without giving any warning.
January 9, 2012
Every time I go back to Asbury Park, the casino looks different. Above is how the Ocean Grove side of the casino looked in 2011…
…but THIS is how it looked four years ago, in 2007.
Thus far, this has not happened.
It’s interesting to watch this stuff happen over time.
July 17, 2008
There are two reasons that this path of boards caught my attention.
First of all, it’s one of several private boardwalks in Sea Girt [+photos] (not to be confused with Sea Bright [+ photos], which is north), leading from seaside mansions across some dunes directly to the public boardwalk. A low gate discourages the public from trespassing.
I hadn’t seen this phenomenon before.
The second thing is that it reminds me of the original boardwalks.
The boardwalk pictured above was in Asbury Park, c. 1877. (Photograph is from Images of America: Asbury Park, by Helen-Chantal Pike, Arcadia Publishing, 1997, p. 100) The caption reads:
In 1877 the first boardwalk was laid out on the beachfront. It… was just wide enough for two side-by-side strollers, and was rolled up at the end of each season. Seven years earlier New Jersey’s first boardwalk had been laid in Atlantic City.
Shockingly, most boardwalks don’t look like that anymore.