Childhood games of RollerCoaster Tycoon conditioned me to the experience of viewing theme parks from high above; passing Six Flags Great Adventure in a commercial airliner provided a remarkably similar vantage.
Look at all those taillights! When it’s time to go, it’s time to go.
I was at Philadelphia’s city hall (quite the building!) for a tour when the building lost power, forcing an evacuation and cutting our tour short. Milling around in one of the entrances were a bunch of people who had similarly had their business at city hall abruptly interrupted.
New Jersey and Pennsylvania are divided by the Delaware River, site of some serious naval shipyards. In black and white, the whole region takes on a seriously twentieth-century look.
The way these pads unfold from pods coming out of murky water really makes them seem alien.