The boarded up antique shop, the last incarnation of this building from 1926, suffered some damage to its sign at some point. Most likely from the hurricane. Click here for a different view of this building.
For this Sunday’s Church Survey we look at what appears to be a church set amidst a wooded setting but all is not as it appears. Only from this one spot can this peaceful scene be realized. In actuality, the church sits amidst a sea of grass and asphalt and closely faces the back of another building, which the trees are most likely an attempt to hide.
Jack Kerouac’s fondness for the railroad led him to include many references to riding freight trains in his writings. One of his most poignant is the Beat prose poem October in the Railroad Earth. Whether working on the railroad or looking to hitch a ride, looking over the rail yards with the Fort Pierce skyline in the background evokes some of the wanderlust in Kerouac’s writings that stretched from small-town USA to cover the entire country.
With the constellation of Orion visible in the sky, the past weekend’s so-called “supermoon” illuminates the Indian River Lagoon and the slow moving clouds in this nighttime time exposure from the Fort Pierce waterfront looking southward.
This Sunday Church Survey is a detail of a sort of modern Gothic-revival inspired construction that looks like they mixed a bit of spaceship design in there as well. The fact it is sitting amidst the palm trees makes it look all the more incongruous. A possible set piece for a science fiction movie?
This time exposure reminds me of the space travel scenes from Andrei Tarkovsky classic Soviet-era film Solaris from the book by Stanislaw Lem. Although the film, which came out in 1972, used traffic in Tokyo as the metaphor rather than my blander Florida visualization. The image captures the disorganization that must accompany artistic yet obtuse allegories of space flight.