Let me preface this post by saying, I cannot wait to complete this series in a few months with Long Beach: Rebuilt. As I was choosing today’s photos, I kept thinking about the pictures and how they DO focus on rebuilding. The restoration process began the day after Sandy. The storm arrived on October 28th, 2012. She stayed until October 29th, 2012. And by October 30th, residents, politicians and volunteers were in homes and on the streets, ready to work.
I’ve taken photos in Long Beach for years and one fact remains the same. Long Beach is simply beautiful. The photos from long ago hold memories of old friends, gorgeous sunsets, and endless nights of volleyball. I look back at them and love to reminisce about good times, great friends, and indescribable views.
And while the photos from this year will have a very different meaning, they hold the same beauty.
I hope you’ve been enjoying this series. Especially if you are an old resident of Long Beach long before Sandy and have your own special memories here. My goal is to not only capture the beauty of our beach, but also keep everyone informed of the progress. As they say, slow and steady wins the race. So, without further delay, here you go…
Finally, if you are in the area this weekend, come join us at the 15th (!) Annual Long Beach Polar Bear Splash! The theme this year is Bruised But Not Broken. Without a doubt, it will be another unforgotten day in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.