Note the Mercedes.

When I checked out Johnston Drive for its Weird NJ folklore, I was not expecting anything beyond a road with some bumps.

What a view!

The panoramic mountaintop vista views were completely unexpected and A-MA-ZING.

I knew I wouldn’t be able to photograph them very well; it was the wrong time of day, and the wrong KIND of day, and I didn’t want to trespass too much, and there were trees and power lines and houses in the way, and I am unfortunately somewhat limited by my equipment.

Those hills! I'm standing on one part of the First Watchung Mountain, looking west at another part of the First Watchung Mountain.

But that didn’t stop me from wandering around and gazing at 180-degree panoramas and trying to bring them home with me.


One Comment to “Vistas”

  1. This isn’t really a vista. Consider for a moment, if you will, that we’re all going to die, someday. Pause. Reflect. Think: Yep, it’s true. Some of us sooner than later. Sigh. But for those of us living, the time we’re cognizant now is likely better than the time we’ll be pausing to consider in a few minutes, months, years. Things get worse is really all that I’m saying. When you paused and enjoyed that vista, at that exact moment in your life, that may have been the best it was ever going to be. And you could be in California, pausing, enjoying a nicer vista there and then, at that same moment. Everyone makes trade offs. New Yorkers suffer other souls, terrorism, and in-climate weather for Broadway and general culture. Californians suffer ignorance, melanoma, and earthquakes for the unbelievably good and plentiful sex available on every shark-invested Pacific beach. So the question is this: what are you getting in that parking lot vista in New Jersey?

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