Living in one of the most populated cities on earth can be exhilarating, but can also be overwhelming at times. Sometimes you just need to get away from the madness, which can be easier said than done. Recently I took a trip down to Rockaway Beach to check it out. Being that it’s winter on the east coast, it was eerily quiet on the beach. It was a rather mild day, so it was nice to chill for awhile and soak in the silence. On my way back to Brooklyn, I saw a sign for Fort Tilden, and decided to stop and check it out. It turned out to be an abandoned military base on the beach. It reminded me a little of some of the abandoned forts that litter the bay area, like Fort Funston, Fort Miley etc. I explored some of the ruins and snapped some pics. Unfortunately, the light was fading fast so I had to cut my explorations short, but I plan to head back soon to check out the rest of the area.
Rockaway Beach and Fort Tilden
By Randy | Published: January 5, 2012