A Tour of Asbury Park
By Peter Lucia
This is the Index Page for my 40-chapter, 85-page tour of Asbury Park. I hope that you will start with the Intro. The "And Beyond" part of the title will explain itself little by little, especially to those who read to the end.
Certainly, people familiar with the past of Asbury Park will remember many things I don't mention and some things I may not have even thought of or known about. Nevertheless, I think there's enough here to give an attractive introduction to this remarkable town. So put on a pair of comfortable shoes and come along! (It may take a few hours -- or days.)
Please note that many of the following pages contain numerous images. Depending on your connection speed (etc.), they may take a little while to load, even though they are well compressed. So please be patient.
Please click on the Part 1 "Intro" to start.
Part 1: The Asbury Park Beachfront and Thereabouts
Part 2: From Kingsley Street to Grand Avenue and Main Street
Mais, quand d'un passé ancien rein ne subsiste, après la mort des êtres, après la destruction des choses, seules, plus frêles mais, plus vivaces, plus immatérielles, plus persistantes, plus fidèles, l'odeur et la saveur restent encore longtemps, commes des âmes, à se rapeler, à attendre, à espérer, sur la ruine de tout le reste, à porter sans fléchir, sur leur gouttelette presque impalpable, l'édifice immense du souvenir.
-- Du côté de chez Swann