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The Rolling (Landfill) Hills of Southern Brooklyn

A Brooklyn landscape that resembled my old Suffolk home more than anywhere else I’ve seen this side of the pond — and it used to be a huge garbage landfill site.

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Liminal Walk: Beaches & Bunkers

  Today we took a walk around the bunkers of Fort Tilden and along the beach at Rockaway.

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Paerdegat Basin

 A barrel of balls, a bucket of colourful plastic and the remnants of a boat greeted me on my arrival to Paerdegat Basin. As I walked through the reeds and rubbish, I also came across a car wreck that evoked a safari adventure gone horribly wrong.  

Staten Island Trip

Scenes from Seaview Hospital

  Here are some more photos from our recent trip to Staten Island to see the derelict grounds of Seaview Hospital, a former tuberculosis sanatorium, and the Farm Colony poorhouse. Both are designated historic districts. UPDATE: Photos of “Dad’s Place” in the basement.

Staten Island Trip

Dad’s Place, Staten Island

  Seaview Hospital on Staten Island was once a tuberculosis center and an insane asylum. We spent some time exploring the vast grounds on Sunday. Under the building pictured above was a large basement, from which a doorway led to another chamber too dark to explore. The door was labelled Dad’s Place. More scenes from […]

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Paths of the Salt Marsh

  One never knows where paths may lead when taking a liminal photography walk in Brooklyn. Strolling inland from the creek at Marine park takes one past all manner of discarded parts of city life.

Liminal Walks: The Hole

  On Sunday I took a walk around The Hole. A low-lying area of liminal land on the border of Brooklyn and Queens. I saw several cats and met some horses. More of which later.

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Liminal Walks: Flatbush Avenue and Belt Parkway

  This afternoon I took a walk around the wetland next to the intersections of Shore Parkway and Flatbush Avenue. < View Brit In Brooklyn in a larger map

 
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