Photographer's Note

The eleventh in a series of images from places I have not posted from yet in an attempt to fill out my TE map as much as possible.

I sincerely hope this is the worst shot I ever post on TE! It is also quite literally the only shot I have from the state of New Jersey. In fact, the only reason I took the shot was that as I was on my way back from Philadelphia late this summer, I stopped at the Woodrow Wilson rest stop (named after the 28th President of the US, and a former New Jersey Governor) and realized I did not have any shots in my collection of New Jersey. So, I opened up the trunk, pulled out the camera, took this one lonely snap of the busy rest stop, and went on my merry way.

In some ways, this shot sums up my feelings about New Jersey, a state that seems to exist only as a place to put the highway from New York to Philly and Washington DC. It is constantly crowded and full of people and cars, but it is necessary to travel through to get to points south of NYC. So in many ways, this shot is emblematic of New Jersey as I know it - crowded, ugly, and full of people trying as hard as they can to get anywhere else.

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Additional Photos by Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511)
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