Monday, August 12, 2013

Jersey Spin

Took a spin along the Jersey Shore last week and was amazed. The destructive path of Hurricane Sandy, last October, is still much in evidence. In Point Pleasant 15 foot walls of sand dunes, piles of rubble, that once were seaside cottage homes and million dollar mansions up on stilts still can be easily seen along the long stretch of crystal-blue ocean. Here in Seaside Heights, where we spent a drizzly afternoon walking along the 2 mile stretch of the amusement-orientated boardwalk, the wide expanse of walkway is back, but Casino Pier and Funtown Pier at either end still have major reconstruction ongoing. There was far more heavy equipment on display then bumper cars, tilt-a-whirls and ferris wheels. "The Place for Family Fun Since 1913" is on the upswing though and will return bigger and better.
Even mass destruction can have its silver lining.
And the wide slice of Seaside pizza was still delicious!

15 comments:

  1. Must have been a pretty shocking scene.

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  2. There's a kind of beauty of chaos in your picture.Colors and shapes mixed together, like a symbol of modern times..

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  3. I totally love this image Birdman, it really is one of your best..the combination of colour and content is brilliant.

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  4. You have dramatized the effect of Sandy very well! Yikes. Glad to see that reconstruction is ongoing, though.

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  5. Good to hear some things haven't changed!

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  6. I haven't been down there since Sndy. It must be a very sad mess.

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  7. I've only seen the pictures from here and heard the stories on the news. It must be quite devastating to see.

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  8. so much destruction. so glad it is coming back.

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  9. The destruction looked and sounded terrible. After a few miles walking on the beach, I'm sure that pizza tasted wonderful. Good to know the rebuilding process is well underway. Love the richness and colors in your photo.

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  10. And the worst of it is that it's probably going to happen all over again at some stage...

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  11. How awful! And some climatologists say that with climate variability such as it is this area can expect receive more of the same in the near future. Very sad.

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  12. Such a tragedy for so many people. At first glance I though this photo wasn't even a photo at all. A great mix of colors and shapes.

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  13. Pizza anywhere is always a good idea.

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  14. Poor Jersey Shore...it has a dear place in my heart, lots of memories...amazing photo...

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  15. This shot is amazing, Birdman!

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