I noticed that a large number of street names in Egg Harbor, NJ, part of Galloway Township, had German and Austrian names. Ironicly, a very low percentage of Germans live there today. While creating the world of “Holding Our Own”, I adopted many of these names, and German names in Galloway township, and incorporated them into its in-universe geography. Inspiration also came from Ocean City, NJ, but photos from there may be seen in a future entry.
Bremen 02. The real-life street sign in Egg Harbor City, NJ which inspired the setting for “Holding Our Own”.
Bremen 03. This Bremen street sign faces the other one picture here.
Kraftwerk K4 Bremen Album, Type 1. Bremen is also a town in Germany, and the name of a bootleg Kraftwerk live CD. Kraftwerk is Brent Schneider’s favorite band, maybe even the only band that he likes. Kraftwerk music plays a part in the plot to episode 4.
Kraftwerk K4 Bremen Album, Type 2.
Antwerp 01. This real-life street sign in Egg Harbor Ciy, NJ is the basis for the Township of Antwerp, which contains the town of Bremen in the “Holding Our Own” universe. Antwerp is also a town in Antwerp Township in the fictional backstory.
Antwerp 02. Another real-life street sign on the same street.
Cologne 01. The real-life street sign in Cologne, NJ that is the basis for the neighboring town of Cologne in Holding Our Own”. Incidentally, Cologne, spelled, “Koln”, is the name of another Kraftwerk bootleg CD.
Leipzeig 01. The real-life street sign in Cologne, NJ that inspired Leipzig drive, the location of Max Grody’s home in “Holding Our Own”.
Leipzig 02. Another sign along the same street.