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Atlantic City Revisited – death on the beach


The car needed an outing after a winter perched on its elevated parking platform and a drive to AC  seemed like  the ideal place. Not too far away, and Ethel could indulge herself at the black-jack table while I strolled up and down the Boadwalk. The Casino businesses are not thriving. Some of them are looking sadly short of customers and the lack of revenue seems to be affecting the maintenance of the municipal facilities. There is more garbage on the beach than I have seen for years and the winter storm damage is not being repaired in a hurry.

The Taj Mahal is still a wonder--but pieces of the gilt are beginning to drop off the walls!

Winter storm damage. Many of the beach access steps have been washed away

The gulls are optimistic, but they have had a long wait this year

Surfboarding is free!

Native resident

Lest we forget--there is a fine memorial on the boardwalk

Comfortable shopping--no crowds to fight

Fallen visitor. From far-off lands maybe and overwhelmed by the journey?

But the cats thrive. Their "Meals on wheels" has arrived



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