I was enjoying some away from the Big Apple time in Atlantic City, NJ the other day and for some odd reason I could not get Rush or any of their incredible music out of my mind. I wonder what made that happen….
Perhaps I listen to too much music in my life as I pursue music journalist greatness. There are worse ways to spend the time in all honesty. Whatever the case may be this was a complete mystery to me and one that I hope to eventually solve.
One of the things that I wanted to do with the PiercingKen blog site when I launched it was to showcase some of the photography that I found myself doing while on various travel or visiting adventures. I felt that it would be fun to present that sort of thing to the interested eye and since I have a few people that I communicate with from around the world, it couldn’t hurt to inspire their future visiting plans. Recently I was in Atlantic City, NJ for a couple of days – it was a family outing, and since I am not much for the gaming machines, I decided to wander the Boardwalk with my little snappy camera in hand and see what I could find. We were staying in a hotel not too far from the Steel Pier amusement park and this is exactly what it sounds like. A giant pier with an amusement part on it that goes right out over the Atlantic Ocean. It’s pretty awesome, so I snapped a bunch of images and will let you wander the pier with me. I won’t have much to say for this one since they speak for themselves in terms of what ride it is.
I’ll start this little narrative with a view from the hall of the hotel where I was staying. We were in Resorts in case you were wondering.
A slightly different view of the same vantage point.
So the other day I was at a Metal Tribute show down at one of the neighborhood bars in Coney Island. While I was over there I just was compelled to visit the Nathan’s hot dog place since that is almost a “must do” kind of thing when in the region. Anyways, on my way back to see my friends who were playing some Black Sabbath down on the street, the fireworks display started to go off on the Boardwalk. Since I wanted to test the ability of recording video with my new Smartphone, I fumbled to get it rolling and share with you blog readers some of this happening.
This is only a portion of the display of course but it will have to do. I shot this with the Droid Incredible device. Pretty cool. I should do more with this as it seems to work out really well. Oh and in case you are wondering, my friends are the band Wicked World and you can hear them in the background playing Black Sabbath’s “N.I.B.”.