Gowanus Canal: Approach II by Bike

I was approaching the Gowanus canal this time by bike downstream from 3rd street. Contrasting the upper/inner part of the canal this area is characterized by huge private industrial and retail lots located directly at the canal. This propoerty context creates a variety of borders which materialize in numerous intertwined fences and in-between spaces along the canal. Nicely enough these derelict areas left out of sight are the places where succession can take place and accomodate biological succession and human shadowy existence. At the end of the tour I met some people interested in the peotics of the Gowanus as well. The oil slick on the water was almost gulf-like this time.
Find here some peeks at the canal, into private lots, through fences and borders, onto landmarks and on situations of unintended beauty.

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