Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Wildwood after hours or in the off-season

Mark Havens: Out of Season
Wildwood is a small barrier island at the tip of southern New Jersey. Through an improbable combination of economics, geography and chance, it contains a national treasure: the highest concentration of mid-century modern hospitality architecture in the United States. A short 3-month tourist season combined with a working-class veneer resulted in Wildwood’s motels remaining virtually unchanged – frozen in time – for over 40 years. But more than half of Wildwood’s motels have been demolished in recent years and for those that remain, the future is in doubt.
The economic collapse and the preservationists have saved the rest.

Same after-hours noir mood I've seen in Wildwood at night, as I tried to capture.

One of mine:

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