Delaware Water Gap (Drive-Thru Landscape)

southbound, rt. I-80

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This is always the most exciting part of the drive back from Syracuse to New York City. It’s always thrilling, zipping along and behind trucks and other cars down the elevated bridge. The low mountains loom up high as the road drops on its dramatic descent towards the Delaware River hugging the Pennsylvania-New Jersey border. The Appalachian Trail also cuts through here at this site. I love most of all the rough beauty of the craggy rock formations (uplifted shattered gray quartzite), and their vague resemblance in these photos to Chinese landscape paintings (northern Sung dynasty?).

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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