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– photo by Mitch Waxman

The ridicule of pretention and a desperate desire to describe wonders witnessed drive your humble narrator to offer these recent photos. Driven by hubris and frustrated aspirations, vast journeys across the major metropolitan city have been accomplished, and hundreds of images have been uploaded to my flickr page in the last week with dozens more awaiting review and file transfer. To wit…

Check out the Breezy Point ferry set here.

Leaving pre dawn from Pier 11 in Manhattan, the Breezy Point Ferry was potentially on its last run. Maritime enthusiasts, a quartet of us were assembled onboard. The burning thermonuclear eye of god itself was occluded by the silhouette of infinite Brooklyn as it opened upon the great metropolitan city. The fury of its gaze was apparent when the tiny ship entered the narrows, and the horizon was lit by omnipotent luminosity. That’s the Jane Reinauer tugboat, incidentally.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Other new photos to check out have recently hit flickr… Continuing experimentation with the “new camera” is producing intriguing views and exhibiting technical exercise and exploration of the wild possibilities and damning limitations hinted at in the first 3 months I’ve owned it.

Check out the Newtown Pentacle 14 set here.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

There’s a walk over the Williamsburg Bridge to be found in this NP 14 set…

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Wandering aimlessly around Queens never fails to produce interesting and enigmatic images… and for rail fans, there are shots from the A line in Rockaway in NP 14.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

A walk through Mt. Olivette cemetery in Maspeth and the revelations found atop the high ground of the terminal morraine… as well as the bottom of the hill along the Newtown Creek and adventures along the Kill Van Kull abutting Staten Island can be accessed in the Newtown Pentacle 13 set here.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Lots of cemetery wandering can be observed in recent uploads, actually, it’s where I belong after all…

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Check ’em out, if you want a preview of the next few weeks of postings, there’s also an awful lot of photos at my flickr page.

I’m off on a boat trip in the storm today, heading for Albany along the Hudson River, an all day journey which will be completed by a twilight journey back by rail…

additionally, I’ve been helping out on the fledgling LIC Millstones blog, and have just uploaded a little history lesson from Bob Singleton of the Greater Astoria Historical Society that explains just what the heck a millstone is and why it matters that a significant and totemic piece of Queens from the colonial days is sitting in a construction zone in Queens Plaza. Here’s the vid:

Written by Mitch Waxman

March 23, 2010 at 12:42 am

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