The Newtown Pentacle

Altissima quaeque flumina minimo sono labi

rapid run

with 4 comments

Content warning today – blood and gore, in today’s post. Not kidding.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Recent endeavor carried one in a westerly direction through the Carridor – down Northern Blvd. to its junction with Jackson Avenue and towards Queens Plaza, from the rolling hillocks of raven tressed Astoria. Having some spare time to kill on the way, one elected to spend some of it getting “artsy fartsy” with the camera in this overly familiar corridor.

Note: Wasn’t kidding about the blood and gore stuff in this post. If you’re faint of heart, stop reading now.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Queens Plaza and the area surrounding it are a devilish place for photography due to the contrast of elevated Subway shadows and bright sky. Hence – one such as myself likes to wave the camera around a bit in the name of staying “sharp,” exposure wise. Never know what you’re going to find around here, I always say.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

In the case of this particular afternoon, what I found was this unfortunate dead thing.

Once some sort of baby bird, something had expertly and partially skinned it and removed its head. That little bit in the lower right of the shot was actually the heart. I see a lot of dead things as I walk around – flat rats, dead pigeons and the like, but this… this was deucedly odd. Cat? Rat? Who knows?

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Around thirty feet further east of the dead thing, a small pile of blood was encountered. Now when I say small, it actually covered around a third of a sidewalk box, but by Queens Plaza standards this is actually a small amount. I would venture that this blood was not that of the dead thing described above, but had exsanguinated from a higher form of animal instead – likely from one of the humans who are known to infest this area.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The spatter above offers evidence of the blood I warned you about at the top of the post, and the third shot contains the gore. The truth of our times, as offered in graphic narrative, is presented plainly and in full color at this – your Newtown Pentacle.

“follow” me on Twitter- @newtownpentacle

Upcoming Tours –

July 12th, 2015
Glittering Realms – Greenpoint, Brooklyn Walking Tour
with Newtown Creek Alliance, click here for details and tickets.

July 26th, 2015
Modern Corridor – LIC, Queens Walking Tour
with Brooklyn Brainery, click here for details and tickets.

Written by Mitch Waxman

July 7, 2015 at 11:00 am

4 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. A homonculus?

    georgetheatheist . . . Paracelsus lives

    July 7, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    • might be, and btw – good show on the Steinway Mansion stuff.

      Mitch Waxman

      July 7, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      • Thanx.. . . unfortunately those warehouse are going to get built unless Paulson comes in at the Midnight hour.

        georgetheatheist . . . Paracelsus lives

        July 7, 2015 at 3:03 pm

  2. A homunculus is humanoid or perhaps miniature replicant and that area is definitely not their habitat. The dead creature pictured would appear to be of the clade archosaur, likely a member of the avian variety sub-order theropoda.

    Our narrator should have investigated this more closely as this might be my long sought after retro-mutant velociraptor. The blood spilled from their victim and the pictured corpse one of them killed as the victim vainly fought for their life before being dragged off to be devoured in the nest.
    The dead thing looks kind of like this: , doesn’t it?

    Just think, catch one of those babies and it could buy you a dozen new cameras and a fancy european sports car…


    July 11, 2015 at 9:30 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: