The Newtown Pentacle

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

Were one not as emotionally damaged and physically inadequate as your humble narrator, and were I not fearful of offending the unknowable gods, a statement might be offered that it has been very nice to be moving about the world in the relative comfort of warmer climes. The joys, horrors, and splendors of the megalopolis have all presented me with more than just a little entertainment in recent weeks.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Repeated nightmarishly, travels forth and back to the Shining City of Manhattan have caused me no end of grief. Luckily, a few opportunities to wave the camera around have presented themselves and accordingly- more than just a few interesting moments have been recorded and captured.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Despite the odd and photogenic sights which one encounters in this center of the human infestation called Manhattan, a yearning reigns within for another place which is not far away. This locale, this Shining City of towers holds little charm for me, as it has become staid and boring. Even these helicopter landings and departures are merely part of a crass tourist operation with preternaturally high prices. To me, little more than a subject to photograph, in a clinical manner. One desires to stride through a true place whose facade not so shiny.

Also: Upcoming Tours!

13 Steps around Dutch Kills Saturday, May 4, 2013
Newtown Creek walking tour with Mitch Waxman and Atlas Obscura, tickets now on sale.

Parks and Petroleum- Sunday, May 12, 2013
Newtown Creek walking tour with Mitch Waxman and Newtown Creek Alliance, tickets on sale soon.

The Insalubrious Valley- Saturday, May 25, 2013
Newtown Creek walking tour with Mitch Waxman and Atlas Obscura, tickets on sale soon.

Hidden Harbor: Newtown Creek tour with Mitch Waxman – Sunday, May 26,2013
Boat tour presented by the Working Harbor Committee,
Limited seating available, order advance tickets now. Group rates available.

Written by Mitch Waxman

April 22, 2013 at 7:30 am

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