Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Blogger Community Photo Challenge - CHANGE!


















Ok...to complete the move to my new home, I've found some images that say change...but unlike our move here, the changes depicted in my images aren't good...at least not from an aesthetic point of view.

First, here's the challenge: "Our first challenge on our new blog is CHANGE, it was suggested by Rob. Vicki & I thought it was perfect for our move here".


This is a postcard showing how the hotel looked when it was a popular destination for vacationers:

My 'Change' is the demise of a great hotel, the Metropolitan. In it's heyday, this wonderful hotel was a gem of the Jersey Shore in Asbury Park. The images I've captured show the decay that resulted from years of neglect. Sadly, even that is now gone, as the hotel was demolished early this year. Sometimes progress demands a steep price. A couple more photos:

11 comments:

Monica said...

How sad that it was demolished. I was thinking how it could be renovated into a grand hotel. For example like the Royal Hawaiian in Oahu. You stay at an elegant completely renovated hotel with history. Not all change is for the best.

Monica

gina said...

what a shame that such a beautiful place was left to deteroiate like this. perfect for this challenge. you've done a wonderful job with your new blog!!

MariesImages said...

This is an excellent subject for CHANGE! Glad you were able to capture this place before it was demolished. ALthough it is sad to see a once beautiful hotel in ruins...there is a need to explore, a sense of wonder....& an odd sense of charm to ruins. Finding rustic archways & small decaying details amazes me. I love this stuff!
Marie

Martha said...

Wonderful photos! I love photos of old abandoned places! ::Shivers:: Very original idea for change too!

Elisabeth said...

What a wonderful place and such a grand photo opportunity. Wish we could go exploring. Can almost hear sounds from the past when viewing your photographs. Very nice images. Thank you for sharing.

Betty

alphawoman said...

Fantastic perspective. Wonderful pics. I love old places.

Veronica B. EDMD said...

I love old buildings. They have so much character... nice pic!

Veronica

DeeMom said...

awesome

as well as sad


we retrieved an old pulley from our banr today...the barn was buit on 1901...the pulley while OLD, in is amazing shape and NOW

save inside...
The Craftsmanship of a gone by ERA is totally amazing...

ESPECIALLY knowing what tools they had THEN

ALSO
the PRIDE they had...

We just saved a memory that we are now part of

:)

Great Post

D said...

great shots... it's sad it had to be torn down... progress I guess..

Julia said...

Love the shots, sad they had to tear it down.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Vickie, I found you! It is nice to meet you. Thanks for the comment on my blog!
What a grand lady she was in her day, it is sad she is gone:(