B&W Beach Photoblogging

8 comments January 18th, 2007at 05:59pm Posted by Eli

Yes, Jacob Riis Park has a beach, and, well, it’s rather dismal. Hopefully it’s a lot nicer in the summer…


Apparently I am not the last photographer on Earth.


I like drinking fountains, especially defunct ones.


I guess this is not exactly a surprise…


Um, seriously, I think something terrible has happened to the lifeguards… Posted by Picasa

Entry Filed under: NJ/NYC,Photoblogging

8 Comments

  • 1. The Kenosha Kid  |  January 18th, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    I used to go swimming there when I was five or so. When we got home my parents would have to pull all the tar and crap off the bottom of my feet. We called it “Grease Park.”

  • 2. Elmo  |  January 18th, 2007 at 11:32 pm

    I don’t know anything about Jacob Riis Park, but that first pic moved me. The pics following it scared me so I focused one the first.

    Its wide open spaces with the clearly defined lines of the fence, complimented perpendicularly? by that standpipe thingy…

    All of it, told me I was normal.

  • 3. Eli  |  January 18th, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    I used to go swimming there when I was five or so. When we got home my parents would have to pull all the tar and crap off the bottom of my feet. We called it “Grease Park.”

    I tried to give it the benefit of the doubt, that maybe it was better “in season”…

    The pics following it scared me so I focused one the first.

    Its wide open spaces with the clearly defined lines of the fence, complimented perpendicularly? by that standpipe thingy…

    Yeah, it’s pretty bleak and, well… dead. I think the standpipe thingy is actually the water fountain in the next pic, or one just like it.

  • 4. Ruth  |  January 19th, 2007 at 6:00 am

    Wonderful pics. Since I lived in Chincoteague and often went to the beach during off-season, this really feels like home to me. Of course, if it were in Chincoteague, there would be wild ponies too, which is very nice.

  • 5. charley  |  January 19th, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    jacob riis.

    took me a minute, then i remembered who he was.

    your photos remind me more of robert adams.

  • 6. Eli  |  January 19th, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    Thanks, charley and Ruth!

    Yeah, I can totally see the Robert Adams thing, although I was more going for *Charles* Addams…

    Tonight: Birds!

  • 7. Karin  |  January 19th, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    If you’re still in NY, I hope you check out the new stuff that just opened at the ICP today.
    Munkacsi and Cartier-Bresson

  • 8. Eli  |  January 20th, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    Alas no, I’m long gone…


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