Category Archives: In the new neighborhood


The Carousel at Asbury Park

Today was daffodil day in this part of NJ… and the forsythia has plans.

Spring almost!

An interesting day in the field with clients… I saw the spoon man (how many of you can say you know someone who collects wooden spoons?!?), plus I got a kiss on the cheek from the sweetest little old Italian lady.


(There are rare days when I think I have the best job in the whole-wide world.)

Tuesday reflected

Early spring at the boardwalk, Asbury Park

It was vaguely above freezing today so I wandered to the boardwalk to see what I could see and found this, much to my delight! Another reflection shot; this one from the window of an art gallery that’s new to the boardwalk. It’s a crazy juxtaposition, I know, but the ocean and boardwalk benches (and a trash can!) are there reflected among a photo montage of some familiar icons… the casino, the carousel and the convention center where Bruce has been practising the last couple nights.

Octopus lady

Every once in a while I make an excuse to visit the octopus lady that’s down in the old Casino on the boardwalk in Asbury Park; yesterday afternoon I went over with the intention of photographing some of the other public art that’s on display while the building is being revamped, but my lens was drawn to her, again.

There’s something about this mural that feels very out of place there and yet very right for being surrounded by a building that’s falling apart all around her. It amuses me to watch the contrast of yuppy joggers and local bums strolling beneath her coquettish glance, seemingly unaware of the change to the city she might portend.

Some more pics from the Casino are in this post.