Weekly Photo-September 30, 2018

Asbury Park has gone through quite a renaissance over the past ten years.  There are not many places left that give you the feel of the old days in Asbury.  The Wonder Bar is one of the few places left untouched by the restoration projects.

This image struck me as the tale of the little guy being engulfed by modernization.  A beacon of the past in the face of the giant new high rise apartment building.  As the town becomes more hip, I’m sure it will become more and more difficult to find the gritty Asbury Park of Bruce Springsteen and Southside Johnny.   Corporate greed will once again ruin all things cool.

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