A few weeks ago, after finishing my book, I decided I needed to see something else than the screen of my laptop... And do a little more exploration of the area where we live. Since we
arrived in the US, there wasn't much time to do that...being caught in day to day life, Managing the Change/Transition process of what actually means to live here.
So sponateously, we picked a spot on the map, that was close to us, and had direct access to the ocean. Asbury Park here we...came. The photo above and the one below, shows a bit of the life
right at boardwalk.
To be perfectly honest, the vibe I got there, when we arrived, was just WEIRD. Right when you enter the boarkwalk area, there is a burned building, I don't know what happened there, or if the
weird vibe comes from that, but definitely this place has something strange in it. Right when we left (I don't know how I find them...) I discovered the masonic lodge hall. And
then I wasn't surprised anymore...
I won't deny that is has a very nice town center, clean with a bit more european air, and probably a lot of wealthy people live there, but also decaying neighbourhoods.
The above buildings, are probably some new additions(tourist accomodations) to the existant Hotel situated across from them and directly at the shore. Asbury Park is mainly a seaside
Resort from what I've gathered. But that doesn't mean that people who live here live off of tourism alone. There are those who prefer the serenity of living here than the toxic environment
of a big City like New York for example.
A little bit more of the boarwalk area. Which I assume, it has been recently modernized.
And of course...a little bit of us...haha. Anyhow I have filmed a few bits here and there, which I will edit, and post it on my vlog channel.
Until next time, be kind with one another and...yourself!
text/photo © 2015 Ana-Maria Theis