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Asbury Park, New Jersey

Updated on September 8, 2012

Home Of Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen

This lens is about a little trip to Asbury Park, NJ I made with my husband. We went for a Metalfest. It made for a very interesting trip because most of the town was deserted and had empty buildings everywhere.

The hotel we stayed in was called The Berkeley Hotel, and it was just across the street from the venue of the concert, but it was the only hotel in town that was open. We had an interesting walk along an abandoned boardwalk though. Rumor has it that they're trying to put some life back into the area.

Photo courtesy of Asbury Park NJ website.

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Kind Of Creepy

I must admit, it was kind of creepy walking along an abandoned boardwalk, and seeing a bunch of boarded up buildings.

The hotel we stayed at was very nice. I imagine it was a luxury hotel back "in the day" as they say. The Stone Pony is still there. It's very small. Hard to believe anyone could get discovered there now.

The Berkely Hotel played nothing but Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi in the bar. It was kind of funny. We were all joking about it.

Let me know what you thought of this lens. Thanks for visiting!

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      Anthony Altorenna 6 years ago from Connecticut

      Having grown up on the Jersey Shore in the 1970's, I spent a lot of my early days in the seaside bars and on the boardwalk in Asbury Park. Back in those days, the streets were deserted during the day but as night approached, the areas near the Stone Pony, the Fast Lanes and the Palace came alive, and the Circuit was jammed with cars and bikers into the wee hours of the morning.

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      drifter0658 lm 7 years ago

      I had the same type of experience the last time I visited Niagra Falls, NY....deserted buildings that looked fairly new, and empty streets...was eerie.

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      Very nice!

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      I've never been to New Jersey and didn't know of Bruce Springsteen's connection to it.

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      FunGifts4All 8 years ago

      Interesting lens.

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      bdkz 8 years ago