Friday, June 1, 2012

Asbury Park, part 3

After an evening of music at Asbury Park, it was time for some Memorial Day fireworks on the beach.

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Oh, oh, oh, I'm on fire!

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...and the post-show silence.  That's the Atlantic lurking out there in the dark...

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A couple of stragglers take in a late snack at one of the boardwalk concessions...

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...while the venerable landmarks quietly settle in for the night.

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Above is the Casino Carousel House (sans carousel, which now resides in Myrtle Beach).  If you find its elegant design familiar, that may be because it was designed by architect Whitney Warren, who also helped design Grand Central Station in New York.  You can see a recent photo of the carousel here, although the horses have been replaced.

More Asbury Park photos here.

Previously:
Asbury Park, part 1
Asbury Park, part 2

6 comments:

  1. This Asbury Park series was great! Loved all the photos and I'm definitely going to take a trip there this summer!

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  2. Thanks, Marty.  It's a really interesting place - where Victorian-era beach culture meets 1970s rock 'n' roll.  I found myself trying to compare it to Coney Island, but in the end, I decided they are two very different places with unique identities.  I really need to go back and explore more, especially the inland area.

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  3. Your field trip made for some invigorating posts.
    A question: Was there really hardly onyone at the fire works show, as it appears? Or were most people on the boardwalk?

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  4. There were a number of people on the boardwalk and the covered area of the beach bar (where Max Fish now lives), but there really weren't that many people there.  Even during the day, I noted that the crowd was nowhere near the size at Coney Island.  And, at the amusement park a block from the ocean, there were only 2-3 people on each ride.  Paradise!

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  5. How nice to get away!  Looks like a great time.  Especially love the empty night beach shot, & the daytime AP1 shot.

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