June 1, 2013
With the constant improvements in social media, I think this photoblog is no longer relevant.
When I took a hiatus for most of March, I hoped I’d return with fresh eyes, but I haven’t. Photoblogging has been a thorn in my side for the past 6+ months.
With this post, I am freeing myself from the shackles of daily posting. I’m not ending the blog, but I’ll post less often.
…This probably didn’t require a formal statement, but I don’t like to bail on commitments I’ve made without an excuse.
Thank you for your patience.
May 31, 2013
But you can dip your toes in the water for free before 9am or after 5pm!
May 29, 2013
Did I mention that they’ve rebuilt the Asbury Park boardwalk near the casino? I probably did.
Also: I just discovered last month that those funny bicycle-cars are called “surreys.”
But yeah, new construction, totally.
May 28, 2013
If you happened to drive through shore towns during May, you might’ve noticed crazy pink lines down the middle of the road.
“Paint the town Pink” is “an annual community-wide effort to raise awareness of the importance of annual mammography.”
(Breast cancer awareness in May, basically.)
It is pretty attention-grabbing!
May 27, 2013
As promised, the inside of the Asbury Park casino was cleared out and reopened as a pedestrian throughway in time for Memorial Day.
May 26, 2013
Memorial Day weekend on the Jersey Shore! Time for everyone to put Sandy behind them and start enjoying the unofficial start of summer!
Unfortunately, the unofficial start of summer has been about 55F at best. Nobody wants to lay out in weather like that.
Today, at least, the sun is out; it’s been rainy and overcast for the past two days. But all the boardwalkers and joggers are dressed in sweatshirts, long pants, fleece jackets, gloves. It’s not beach weather.
Lining up to buy beach passes in Asbury Park
Shore towns have pushed themselves to rebuild hurriedly, to be ready for tourists and beachgoers and commerce-bringers at the beginning of the summer season… and the summer season comes with a tiny fizzle.
Well. Shore towns will have the rest of the summer to catch up, I hope.
May 25, 2013
I wish I knew what kind of tree this was. I don’t. I think it’s something ornamental, something you’d find in a garden. Thoughts?
May 24, 2013
Yay Riptide! I like that photographer in front, too.
Here’s what the Riptide looks like in a shorter exposure:
I think that’ll do us for this year’s Our Lady of Peace festival. ‘Til next year!
May 23, 2013
I still get a kick out of non-horse mounts on carousels.