Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Revel Ball Lights Up

The early riser could see the Revel ball showing some of the tricks up its sleeve, turning blue, red and generally looking pretty cool, especially against Nature's own light show, the sunrise.

The Revel Ball Lights Up

They've  been testing for awhile now in the dead of night (or so they say) but this morning I caught a glimpse of the tricks the Revel Ball might have up its sleeve when it goes live on April 2. It was purty. Revel officials, including Mitch Gorshin, the son of Frank Gorshin of Batman Riddler fame, whose baby it is, have proclaimed it a work of art and we shall judge it as such. It's pretty cool. As cool as the sky nature produced for sunrise? Maybe not. But it's got more going for it than another red corporate logo. Here's a shot I snapped this morning from Ventnor of the ball glowing blue against that spectacular sky.

About this blog

Inquirer staff writer Amy S. Rosenberg has covered Philly police, city neighborhoods, Ed Rendell as mayor, the Jersey shore, Atlantic City, Miss America and the psychology of Eagles fans. She moved to Ventnor on July 3, 1995, which makes her a local, but not really.

Inquirer Staff Writer Jacqueline L. Urgo has spent every summer of her life at the Jersey Shore, and has lived there year-round for nearly 30 years, even fulfilling one of her bucket list dreams by once living in a house by the sea.

Since 1990, she has covered the waterfront for The Inquirer — from the Atlantic to the Delaware Bay shore — and some of the mainland in between. Along the way, she amassed an encyclopedic knowledge of this tear-it-down-and-build-it-back-up region, delving into the history and the hype of a place with a lot of unexpected stories to tell.

Amy S. Rosenberg
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