August 2nd, 2010


North Brother Island, NYC

We went to North Brother Island today. It is a small uninhabited island off of the coast of Manhattan. There is a hospital there that served as a TB treatment center then later drug rehab for troubled youths in the 60s. Today it is an urban ruin and a sanctuary for birds. We will return. There's so much more to see. On this trip we just located the buildings, I want to do more research before our next visit.

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Algerie je t'aime

Algiers et Bordj El Kiffan, Algeria

I am currently in Algerie; the connection is very slow here, so I can only upload a photo or two at a time. There is a lot of decay here, and much of it is quite beautiful in its way. A lot of it is from the Colonial era, as the house here is; some of it remains from the Civil War of the 90s. Some of it? Who knows...if anyone is interested, I have more...easier to wait til I get home; though...

Colonial-era home in Bordj El Kiffan: