Greenpoint, October, 2015

Sunday, December 18, 2011

From a Darkling Train

This photo was taken from a moving 7 train looking north over the BQE. Jackson Heights looks almost like a village on the banks of some European river or strand. Can you make out the graffiti on the retaining wall there? It reads, "Dover So Club." I could have sworn, the last time I looked, it said "Dover Beer." Either way, Matthew Arnold had the BQE spot on when he wrote in "Dover Beach":

We are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.

And ignorant drivers by day?

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