Even the New Jersey state government admits to New Jersey’s unfiltered individuality by way of a “Weird and Wacky New Jersey” video on the government’s official tourism website.
New Jersey even lays claim to a magazine, Weird New Jersey, now in its twenty-fifth year of publication. Sometimes the quirky things in life promote the most memorable experiences.
Southern New Jersey has a plethora of odd abandonments, as well as a few serious industrial cast-offs. Discover the ruins of a historical machining facility, a once-majestic bank, and a centuries-old glass-making factory—plus, become absorbed with the odd.
The derelict 1960s flying saucer-like Futuro homes and the wild treasures found in two astonishing junkyards are, after all, abandonments on steroids, but are more like museums than salvage sites. Rounding out the collection of Southern New Jersey is a collection of unusual forlorn train cars, a forsaken greenhouse willfully succumbing to its green past by letting nature wrap its proud skeleton, and a colorful hotel that attempted to echo the spirit of mid-century Pocono honeymoon hotels.
Enjoy some proud history, but smile while examining Southern New Jersey's bounty of oddities.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Cindy Vasko was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and resides in Arlington, Virginia. Prior to turning her photography hobby into a vocation, Cindy was an advertising director for a Fortune 200 company, and recently left her fifteen-year position as the publications manager of a large Virginia construction law firm. While Cindy enjoys partaking in all photography genres, and is a multi-faceted photographer, she has a passion for abandoned site photography. Cindy is an award-winning photographer and her works have been featured in many gallery exhibitions, including galleries in New York City, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Paris, France.
PUBLISHER: America Through Time
STATE: New Jersey
SERIES: America Through Time
DIMENSIONS: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)