Atlantic City – Crimes Against Aesthetics

But if your curiosity gets the better of you, as it did of us, and you decide to leave the beach, behold the nightmarish setting of the Famous Atlantic City Boardwalk!

Heavily edited and filtered, it still feels like a cheap set of a b-movie in the seventies. I wonder who was responsible for these monstrosities; and what could they possibly be thinking? Atlantic City
February 23rd, 2017

6 thoughts on “Atlantic City – Crimes Against Aesthetics

  1. It’s changed – more like vacillated – over the years. Unique and engaged in the early to mid 20th century; faltering in the 60’s and early 70’s; resurging, more with hope and promise after gambling was enacted in the late 70’s; and faltering again in recent years, as poor insight and planning on behalf of less than less competent government influence has all but reduced A/C to a fading skeletal blight, offering more fright while walking now on nearly empty parts of it’s “famous boardwalk. In one of the ex-casino properties, abandon for years now, there is the Frank Sinatra Suite, still complete with the same interiors as the day the hotel closed, including, I’m told, one of his grand, grand pianos overlooking the bay.
    The beach and ocean tolerate the passage of time well, and some of the showrooms still cater to the “stars,” but ….
    You might want to see my post about one of our favorite parts of the Jersey shore, Tices Shoal, and Island Beach State Park. The ocean sand and beaches along the shore are some of the best anywhere. See M 🙂

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    1. You said it all. It looks like someone tried their best to make it look ugly – and with great success! It might be less frightening in summer when it’s crowded but, to be honest, I’m not keen in finding out. Now, your post! Wow! What an incredibly interesting area. And those beaches! I can’t wait to walk along the barrier and see for myself. Thank you for pointing me to the right direction – pinned firmly in my google map 🙂

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  2. If you do visit Island Beach State Park, next summer, try to avoid the two “public” beaches, as they can be very crowded. Instead choose one of the smaller roadside parking areas. The south end of Lot number “7,” and it’s southern boardwalk to the ocean beach is our favorite, and it is also where the path to Tices Shoal is located across the main road, on the bay side. Marty 🙂

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  3. Somehow it seems like a more condensed (as in less available space) and less $$$ version of Las Vegas. Although… didn’t a guy with flaming orange hair lose a wad of bucks on one of these structures that I believe bears his name?

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