Friday, September 11, 2009

Trapeze School

On 9/11, I inevitably think of people falling. I'd rather think of people not falling, but flying, and the closest we can get to that might be the flying trapeze.

That makes it a good day to take a break and walk alongside the upper High Line. There, among the urban chaos and abandonment of weedy lots and graffiti-splashed bricks, you will discover the big white tent that houses Trapeze School New York.



The door is open. Look inside. Step, for a moment, away from your daily life.



No one is falling here.



They're flying.

7 comments:

Melanie said...

What a great capture!!

Anonymous said...

It's 911 and your talking about trapeze?

Anonymous said...

This doesn't sound like Jeremiah,
did the B-Berg administration kidnap you and replace you with a "happy NYC brand clone"?

BaHa said...

I think of people landing, which is why I try not to think of it at all.

Prophet Debunker said...

'Jeremiah's Vanishing New York is day by day becoming 'New York's Vanishing Jeremiah'
Me thinks the 'prophet'is fading into obscurity.
Is it an obituary for a dying city? or for a dying blog???

Anonymous said...

I really believe aliens have landed on earth, particularly in New York City and are filling the bodies of all of the people.

The aliens drink Starbucks, eat breakfast at Dunkin' Donuts, Eat at Cosi, or one of those cloned panini cafe's around Manhattan (whatever happened to deli's?) It's now 'Panini Cafe's' on every DAMN BLOCK. AND I'M SICK OF IT ALL.

They finish for dinner at YET ANOTHER CHAIN: CHIPOTLE. Dammit. or QDOBA. Dammit!

They go for dessert at PINK BERRY, RED MANGO, OR SOME OTHER FREAKIN' FROZEN YOGURT PLACE!

Because they are aliens from outer space, and they do need their alien nutrients. Bloomberg decided to host these aliens, and let them take over the city.

It's a government cover up, but it's all true!. It's TRUE I TELL YOU. It's a cover up!

The aliens construct spaceships out of space glass. LOOK AT THE FREAKIN COOPER UNION, WHAT THE HELL KIND OF BUILDING IS THAT! GOD, PLEASE, WHAT THE HELL IS IT?

I HATE THAT BUILDING!...

The are slowly brain washing what's left of the NYU graduates. The NYU graduates who have moved into thousands of pods across the East Village will take over Manhattan in glass structures.

Where have all of the native New Yorkers fleed to? Upstate. Long Island. New Jersey. The city is being taken over by aliens. From space.

Bloomberg proclaims we must adapt to them or fade away.

Bloomberg wants you to join the happy 'NYC' brand. Look at their logo. THEY HAVE A FREAKIN LOGO! FOR GOD SAKE, NYC IS A FREAKIN LOGO, THE NAME OF A COMPANY! LOOK I TELL YOU, LOOK DAMMIT. WAKE UP!

What is wrong with you people!

ok. I'm done ranting.

Brendon said...

I for one found this post incredibly moving.