Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Seaside Heights - After The Storm...

Seems like something out of a post-apocalyptic nightmare, doesn't it?

One looks at the crystal-clear skies and calm, turquoise sea, and can imagine a future where a wanderer, coming across the twisted wreckage and metal, wonders what type of wrath  - from man or God - was brought down upon this place to ravage it so?

This photo stuck some cord of familiarity with me;  it took me a while to properly place it.

It reminded me of one of the most haunting images in sci-fi/post-apocalyptic movie history:

This picture, too, is disturbing:

A bustling summertime mini-metropolis, where hoards of people dined, drank, danced, engaged in commerce, and enjoyed hours of relaxation, now silent, desolate...overtaken by sand, driftwood, and aimless debris....

I hope they clean it up, and quickly.  These images disturb my soul.  To me they appear as a black crow on a decrepit tombstone - something to be turned away from, lest the inherit warning  these scenes posses come to pass....

There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.
~Luke 21:5-28

My life fades. The vision dims. All that remains are memories. I remember a time of chaos. Ruined dreams. This wasted land.... And in this maelstrom of decay, ordinary men were battered and smashed.
~ The Road Warrior

[images above from the Ocean County Police Blotter]


Lino Kosters said...

It really does seem disturbing, but it might be because it was amplified by the fact that there are no people around. Nevertheless, I hope they were able to fix it within a few days or a week after the storm hit, or it would be a shame for the people that go there, not to mention the businesses that are stalled because of the damages.

Lino @ Arrys Roofing

Herb Koguchi @ Kroll Construction said...

Hard to think if some of those business owners actually live in their stores (the bigger ones, anyways). It can be quite a hassle, especially during those unexpected storms that seem to sweep the area once in awhile. Hopefully the local authorities and the business owners themselves see to renovations as soon as the storm settles. Maybe not the day after, but soon.