For those who’ve read Dreams of the Boardwalk, here are some pictures of locations from the story, taken on a sunny spring day.
First, the Childs Building. Isn’t it beautiful? I mention in the story that it’s being restored, but now it seems to be finished. And not only is it restored to full beauty, but full functionality! There’s a restaurant in there now! The surest way to keep historical places alive is to keep using them. The Amphitheater I mention in the story is the white thing off the back.
And this is the famous tide pool, taken at high tide. When the tide goes out, the water retreats behind those big slabs of rock, which form the jetty that separates the public beach from the gated community beyond.
The pool is about a foot deep, soft and cool and comfortable and perfect for standing in and looking out at…
And this would be the view from my tide pool The Sea Gate gated community is off to the right. That suspension bridge off in the distance is the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and the land on the horizon is partly Staten Island and partly New Jersey.