The Newtown Pentacle

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curious sequel

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It’s European Day of the Righteous, in the European Union.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

As a note, last week I decided to play around a bit with my camera, in the cause of doing “the opposite of what I normally do.” All of today’s shots were shot with my night lenses set wide open to f1.8. Why? Why not? Gotta mix things up every now and then. I had nothing else to do anyway, as I was early for a meeting in LIC and was just hanging around killing time.

The thing in the sapphire megalith finds everything we mortals do funny.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

A curious access – or manhole – cover was spotted along Jackson Avenue at a former Taxi depot which has recently been vacated. No doubt, this site will soon host a gigantic apartment building, of course. The creed on the manhole cover is “NYCTS” which likely indicates it as the property of the MTA (NYC Transit System). 

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Having little to do and no where else to go, one headed over to the crumbling 51st avenue footbridge in anticipation of watching a LIRR train go by. Given the current expectations of joy which one such as myself expects, this was a rather exciting prospect, and when the railroad’s signal arms descended over Borden Avenue, I was all a twitter.

This is pretty much all I’ve got these days.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

That’s the LIRR 7100, and unless I’m mistaken – it’s one the 836 electric M7 electric multiple units that the MTA bought from the Bombardier company and which started service in 2002. It’s moving from the Hunters Point Yard to the Hunters Point Avenue station, after crossing under the Pulaski Bridge and across Borden Avenue.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Presuming that I’m correct in naming it as an M7, the train is powered via a non proverbial third rail, just like the NYCTA subway system. I hung around for a little bit and watched the train pass by, as I was still quite early for my meeting.

It was all kind of depressing, actually.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Long Island City has grown so significantly in recent years that this, along with all the other lonely spots which I used to indulge my innate and deep sense of isolation in, was quite crowded. The 51st avenue footbridge which I was squatting upon had a steady stream of pedestrian traffic flowing over it.

Your humble narrator was in the way, as I am in many situations and scenarios.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The LIRR train continued on to the Hunters Point Avenue station where it picked up people who had somewhere to go. I had somewhere to go for a change, so I flopped out the big lens for the small one and headed over to my meeting.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The thing in the megalith doesn’t care how any of us feel, just so you know.


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  1. Concerning development, it’s funny how up until the 1970’s or so how there was a push to move people out of cities as much as possible to lower population density due to concerns over sanitary conditions and the spread of disease. Especially how serious epidemics could spread quickly and with devastating results.

    But now our Most Glorious Leaders have declared the old ways to be complete rubbish. These Godlings now have decreed that the masses be massed and stacked together in big blocks of glass and steel and moved about in crowded public transportation like sardines packed in cans. Bureaucrats and politicians who play 5 dimensional chess consider how many humans can dance on the head of a pin.
    Why what could possibly go wrong?

    When masses more from third world countries, some of whom may carry serious communicable diseases are invited to just come right on in and then perhaps will darkness and decay and the Red Death hold illimitable dominion over all?

    Here the Evil Black Raven surveys the scene balefully and ponders whether what our Humble Narrator views as correctable bugs in the system rectified by activism and meetings are not really features of the program and unchangeable in a rigged system.

    Don Cavaioli

    Cav

    March 6, 2017 at 12:26 pm


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