Friday, April 22, 2011

Muddy Edge of Town

Far from the condo developments and new restaurants in downtown Jersey City… wait, no this is not far at all from our New city, far less than a quarter of a mile as the crow flies. I can’t remember why I took this picture. I didn’t see a crow flying. We’ve seen muddy ground before. You veer away only a block or two from a thoroughfare and you get muddy fields surrounding fenched-in trestles holding up the Turnpike . Jersey City is weird like that, planned haphazardly as if no planning at all (only bribes) happened. Is nature’s victory over civilization inevitable or is the encroachment of civilization over nature the irrevocable constant? Jersey City provides no answers, just depictions this ever-present conflict.

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