Thursday, August 27, 2009
New Orleans Eastern Bloc
Driving through New Orleans East I noticed a dead tree, and behind it a huge plant that is operated by AT&T. I was reminded of my travels through more rural parts of the Russian Federation and the Czech Republic, where factories were almost always on the horizon. The dark and richly detailed cloud cover that day reminded me of the coal burning factories that are polluting Asia, and of the "dark satanic mills" of William Blake's England.