Greenpoint, October, 2015

Sunday, August 14, 2011

...through the Valley of the Shadow of the BQE

The BQE (East) begins at a cemetery, the tiny St. Michael's in Bulovaland, then cuts through New Calvary Cemetery, down Sunnyside-Maspeth way, before it rises over the majestic New Calvary Cemetery. Seen from the Kosciuszko Bridge, its monuments look like a miniature medieval city in the foreground of the Manhattan skyline. As far as I can tell, that's the last cemetery it encounters until Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, and by then it's become the Gowanus Expressway.

Closed on Sundays
I took the photo above on Mount Laurel Blvd on the edge of New Calvary Cemetery, just before the gates of the NYPD "Tow Pound" (right) where people go to reclaim their towed cars, if not their souls. As good an allegory for purgatory as I can think of on a rainy August Sunday.

1 comment:

  1. I've been to that lot to retrieve my old Prius which was pushed by a world destroying SUV to be left in front of a fireplug. I went to the impound lot directly from work and all was going well in limbo until i realized that the keys to the car were not there -it had been towed.

    It truly is Limbo.