New Jersey Turnpike (Summer)


On the way home from Street, MD, the northern section of the New Jersey Turnpike is my favorite driving experience. It’s the high speed blend of concrete and metal. On a hot day in late June, the city shimmers in the blue haze in the back. Maybe the question posed is how anything human or remotely organic can possibly survive in this human environment.

About zjb

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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4 Responses to New Jersey Turnpike (Summer)

  1. Mipochka says:

    Beautiful. The Turnpike is awesome in that way. I like the 95 where it goes thru the Bronx and is covered by bridge after bridge after bridge, some of them with buildings on them. that’s an intense stretch, too.

  2. dmf says:

    we need a way to transmit smells along with images, hard to capture NJ without the odors.

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