The Land of Glitz, Sparkle, and Shine
Atlantic City is truly the land of glitz, sparkle, and shine. Everywhere you look, there is light and reflection. What a boon for the photographer! It was just mesmerizing . . .
This is one of the shiny columns at a brand new casino, Revel, which is scheduled to open on the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend.
When I saw the wonderful reflections in it, I set up shop for a few minutes with my camera in an unobtrusive spot and just snapped and snapped away. You could consider this a self-portrait of sorts: that's me in a tan shirt about the same color as that tan canopy - standing just where the right edge of the canopy comes down to meet the stone wall.
My sister who accompanied me on my Atlantic City adventure was sitting on a bench nearby, watching my obsession with some level of amusement and interest.
Although I used the same column, every photo turned out different because of the diversity of the people parading past, the way they walked, the color of their clothes.
I could barely tear myself away, but there was so much more to see and do on the first of our two days in Atlantic City . . .
Having lunch at the Irish Pub (fish and chips for me, and the thickest, meatiest corned beef sandwich I've ever seen for my sister; all this as Neil Diamond's greatest hits played in the background)
Walking the wooden platforms out to the beach
Buying silly little things at the many 99-cent and dollar stores
People watching (you wouldn't believe the high-heeled shoes some of the ladies wore on the boardwalk and beach!)
Playing the slot machines at the casinos
Looking longingly at the Steel Pier amusements (closed for renovations; somehow we are never there when they are actually open, but someday I would love to ride a Ferris wheel on a pier looking out over the ocean)
Visiting the Absecon Lighthouse at the top end of the boardwalk, a few-minute walk from where I took this photo
Eating pizza purchased from a cart along the pier
Visiting the much-coveted mermaid table at one of the fancy shops on the boardwalk (no, I can never afford her, but someday . . . if I win big, mermaid table, you shall be mine!)
Walking into a restaurant/pub on the boardwalk that had papered every inch of the walls, tables, and chairs with signed one-dollar bills
Enjoying the ultra-sparkly chandeliers in the casinos
Watching the evening mist and fog roll in, obscuring the tops of buildings and making everything look lovely and mysterious . . .
And just generally having a wonderful time! :-)
Tune in for tomorrow's blip to see/read about the adventures we had on the second day of our Atlantic City trip!