As we continue to delve into our favorite places and spaces, it is apropos we honor today’s all-American holiday and check out a piece of Americana and one of my (Elise's) favorite places, the Asbury Park beach and boardwalk. Located on the fabled Jersey Shore, this city has seen its share of up’s and down’s over the last century but one thing's for certain, it has captured my heart.
I love a good comeback story just as much as I love historical buildings and towns. Growing up in a town that’s main commerce was tourism has planted a seed in my heart for restoration of once great places and spaces. Asbury Park most definitely fits the bill AND it’s in the middle of a comeback (plus its musical heritage is most noteworthy)!
The Asbury Park boardwalk is thriving today, as seen in this mid-May shot taken way before beach season officially begins.