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Ghosts

2010 July 12

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Sorry about the weekend silence, but I was enjoying a relatively technology free weekend at the beach. I’ll still be without a camera for the next few days, so I’m going to share a few images I’ve shot over the past for weeks but never posted.

This wreckage of pilings used to support a pier in Chelsea. There was a time when Manhattan was circled by densely packed piers constantly loading and unloading cargo and passengers from ships of all sizes. However, the advent of modern container shipping techniques, in the 1950’s, brought a slow decline to Manhattan shipping terminals, since facilities in other boroughs and New Jersey had more room to accommodate the larger equipment. The change continues even today, as the city reclaims the shoreline for new green space, like the Hudson River Park and the High Line.

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