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The history of Elkmont, Tennessee is surprisingly involved. The short version is it went through multiple stages, including both a summer resort area built by a timber company, as well as a more public resort, visited by residents of Knoxville on special non-stop weekender train service.  Some of the houses in this area, known as […]

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I’m trying to remember why that walkway leading to the castle is empty, and I think it was not just momentary good timing. It’s hard to find any part of Walt Disney World completely empty. The path might have been closed to prepare for the Happily Ever After fireworks show that is shown every night […]

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The title is a typo. I intended it to be Linear, and decided to keep it after it showed up that way on Flickr. This is a staircase and sculpture in a hallway connecting the Chemistry and Mathematics departments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The artwork is  Antony Gormley’s Chord (2015). The stairwell was designed […]

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The thing about Gnosticism is that one of its fundamental tenets is that the body is evil. Gnostics believe in a dualism between spirit and matter. The former is elevated, and the latter, indeed all matter, is a trap that prevents our spirits from reaching their true potential. So the combination of gnosticism and body […]

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I have no idea what that little building is on Wilson Avenue in Bushwick.  I spent part of a recent Sunday morning shooting in that neighborhood, and hope to return soon.   It is an interesting place: historically German when much of it was built, it has gone through various waves of working class immigrants from […]

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