Bringing friends with me on my walks is always a pleasure as I love watching others see the city for the sake of seeing it.
Ben and I found ourselves at the waterfront, largely desolate and under construction. The view of Brooklyn at a slight distance, seemed to me a sort of living archaeological dig. Strata of trees and buildings, layers of asphalt with evidence between them, raised highway structure, cars, another raised highway structure, more cars, more asphalt, people, fence, empty asphalt expanse, parking lines, discarded items of the city, fence, us. Spaces under construction and in transition offer a tidy visual narrative with pieces of the past littered about, and structures of the future neatly stacked and awaiting presentation.