Seaside Heights, Post Sandy

Remarkable photo by Stephen Wilkes of the Star Jet roller coaster at Seaside Heights in New Jersey that is now submerged following the storm Sandy. Wilkes explains:

As I flew over the area, the ocean appeared dead calm; there were no waves, the water looked as if I was in the Caribbean, not the Atlantic. That contrast in itself was surreal to experience, yet as we left the devastation below, I was reminded of the iconic image in the film Planet of The Apes. Charlton Heston, riding horseback along a deserted shoreline, suddenly sees a charred structure rising out of the water, the torch of the Statue of Liberty. In a strange way this image shares a parallel universe, perhaps a warning from post-apocalyptic Earth.

You can purchase the photo here with the proceeds going to charities.

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