East Coast Pleasure: Ocean City – Maryland

Ocean City, Maryland, offers residents and visitors to the east coast a quite enjoyable beach destination.

Though not large in size, Ocean City has, over the years, become a locale with houses, condos and apartments for rent by the thousands.

The first recorded beach front cottage to receive paying guests was built in 1869 by Isaac Coffin. Boarding houses followed. Then a semi-planned development. Prior to all this occurring, the area that is Ocean City was known as “The Ladies’ Resort to the Ocean.”

However, it was not until the 1970’s, following completion of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, that serious mass development came to Ocean City with thousands of condominiums constructed.

Despite the 300,000 to 400,000 visitors that may descend upon the 36 square mile resort during the peak summer season there is ample beauty to be enjoyed.

And then there are those who plan their trip to follow the Labor Day weekend, taking advantage of smaller crowds without sacrificing great weather.

Ocean City, Maryland, awaits.

Over For Now.

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New Year – New Opportunities

A new year brings with it promise of new opportunities. For a photographer perhaps the second one would be capturing the first new sunrise. (The first would be fireworks after midnght.)

The first sunrise of 2011 in Southeastern Pennsylvania was a good one. Perhaps not great, but the clouds and their relation to the sun were very good, offering nice images.

With a good sunrise on the first day of 2011, to this Main Streeter, that means a good year.

Over For Now.

Main Street One