Mar 25, 2009

Road Tripping

Today I drove from NYC to State College, PA for business. On the way I stopped several times to take advantage of the scenes. It was a great drive.
An old truck sits at the side of a road in Wapwallopen, PA. In the background, the cooling towers of the PPL Power Plant loom ominously. While locals are splitting wood; the plant splits uranium atoms.

A tree sprouts up through the rocks of an abandoned tressle bridge spanning the Susquehana River at the PA/NJ border.

Mar 7, 2009

Coney Island

With temperatures in the high 50's I decided to take the train out to Coney Island. I wasn't the only one with this idea. There were a few people on the beach; this older woman was trying to catch some rays. (perhaps a long time native of the garbage strewn sea shore and tackyness of Coney Island) There was a depressing aura about the entire place; this past summer was the last summer that the roller coaster and parachute drop rides would operate. It will be interesting to see what happens to the Coney Island many New Yorkers have enjoyed for so long.