13 Jun Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.

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FUJIFILM X-H1 (23.4mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec, ISO200)

Originally I planned to go to Atlantic City. Mostly because of the Bruce Springsteen song from the Nebraska album. But then I thought I could do even better.

So we ended up in Asbury Park, N.J. Instead of a run down gaming city on the East coast we went for a run down beach resort. It was a good choice. The place where Bruce Springsteen played before he was famous. The place he had to run away from. “Born To Run”. And the place he returned to. Today he lives only 10 miles from here. “Born To Come Back”. Who would have bought that shit. That’s what he said in his Broadway show. And of course he is right. Born to Run sounds so much better.

FUJIFILM X-H1 (19.4mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-H1 (44.1mm, f/5.6, 1/600 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-H1 (24.2mm, f/5.6, 1/25 sec, ISO200)

Beside the fact the Bruce Springsteen grew up here I knew little about the place. We simply chose it over Atlantic City because it’s close to New York and because we were not ready for a run down Las Vegas. Asbury Park is much better, it’s a run down beach resort but one where life seems to come back.

I was not prepared for the beautiful Convention Hall Building. Built in the 1930s it clearly has seen better days but it still looks amazing. It hosted conventions and starting with the 50s a lot of rock concerts.

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