Thursday, March 24, 2011

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Lucy from yesterday’s photo stands at the south end of Absecon Island. The north end of the Island is home to the Absecon Lighthouse and the famed Atlantic City, the city of the original Monopoly board. In the 1920s, the boardwalk was made famous by it’s steel pier and Diving Horses. When Resorts International purchased the pier, in 1978, the last horse made the 60 foot dive into the 10 feet of water which filled a small pool.

Today the City is home to many gambling casinos. B and I are not fans of the tables or the slots however we do enjoy a nice walk along the boards, and this lovely lady enjoys the view.

store front window, steel pier, Absecon Lighthouse, photo of Diving Horse off the web


11 comments:

Melissa said...

That place seems really neat! Love the photos. Wasn't there a movie made off those diving horses? It seems to be ringing a bell in my head for some reason. Kind of nuts they're let horses dive off that!

Jennifer Thompson said...

Great collage, I love the Lighthouse photo. Framed by a beautiful clear sky.

Tammy said...

You really aren't far from me at all... lovely shots!

We will have to get together someday and have a snap-happy picture party! :)

Catherine said...

Such a cool collage! Should be a postcard!

Carlynn said...

I love all the pictures you posted of the Jersey Coast and boardwalk. I hope to one day see that area of our country.

snapshots2011 said...

The collage is awesome!
I'll have to pick your brain one day about the diving horses- we were wondering why that's the "icon" for the AC Outlets

Jennifer said...

These are gorgeous Trish. I love them all!

I'm hosting a new linkie at my site called Fabulous Friday and I'd love it if you would participate!
http://mcdougallphotography.blogspot.com/2011/03/fabulous-friday-linkie-party.html

Flower Photography said...

Diving horses?????? Love the collage.

Ashley @ 365 things said...

what a neat collection of photos!

Kimberly said...

Great collage!

Gretchen said...

Fun collage! =)