Thursday, January 18, 2007

B&W Beach Photoblogging

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

8 comments:

The Kenosha Kid said...

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."

Elmo said...

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.

Eli said...

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.

Ruth said...

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.

charley said...

jacob riis.

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

your photos remind me more of robert adams.

Eli said...

Thanks, charley and Ruth!

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

Tonight: Birds!

Karin said...

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

Eli said...

Alas no, I'm long gone...