Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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Asbury Park is not a place which is currently frequented by many. In it’s day it was claimed to be the “Jewel of the Jersey Shore”. Sadly, over the past two decades it has become an area of high crime, full of fallen, decaying buildings.

After my recent trip, documented by many photos, and a local program featuring this town, B’s interest was peaked. Photos of the ornate carousal house, the old Casino building, and the artful graffiti begged to be visited. Today, bright and sunny, proved to be an excellent day to venture up to this lost town.

13 comments:

snapshots2011 said...

Love the quote on the mural on the left- and the whole "urban" feel of this picture!

Chelsea said...

How neat to peak his interest with your great pics! I love this angle!

Kelly said...

Very cool pic. Love old buildings with a story.

melinda365.com said...

Nicely done! I've heard of Asbury Park- Bruce Springsteen!

Ashley @ 365 things said...

Neat! Do you remember when it was in it's prime or had you only heard about it?

Gretchen said...

You've peaked my interest too... maybe one day I'll visit there. Another wonderful capture of Asbury Park!

Amanda said...

Great shot and I love the story. Every community has a history and it is nice when it is shared.

Sarah P. said...

LOVE this shot. I feel like I say that a lot about your photos. :) I really do love finds like this, it's so very cool.

elizabeth said...

cool, cool photo
so urban
love the bright colors of graffiti against the grey concrete!

Kimberly said...

Great photo! It would have been great to see it in its hayday.

Carlynn said...

Cool shot! Graffiti can be so beautiful

Flower Photography said...

What an interesting place!

Melissa said...

Fascinating - my DH was born in NJ - I'll have to ask him about Asbury Park's heyday. Beautiful shot!