Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

By Vladimir Brezina

Prison bargeThis week’s Photo Challenge is Juxtaposition.

As we paddle along the East River, freely enjoying the wind and waves, we never fail to glance toward the top of this immense blue and white structure, where there are usually men playing basketball in a razor-wire cage…

Basketball

It’s the Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center, the Rikers Island prison barge.

(A second “Juxtaposition” post is here.)

62 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

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  2. Perfect for the challenge. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Still remember the word “Juxtaposition” from my 7th grade English teacher…She loved throwing out the big words…

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  5. Oye. A prison barge. Shades of Alcatraz. Sobering sight.

    Thanks for visiting me other stuff – you’re the first!
    del

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  14. very impressive juxtatposition !

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  16. How much better to be free to savor the pleasures of life!

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  18. A unique take on the challenge. I like it very much.

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  19. Very good and thought provoking take … I like it!

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  20. Exellent post Vladimir, several juxtapositions in that photo!

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  21. Juxtaposition – your freedom on the river and theirs imprisonment. I’d take the freedom any day. Great photos as always.

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  22. 2812 photography

    Yup, that’s some serious juxtaposition there.

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  25. Nice one. Wonder what happens when the ball bounces too high…….

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    • At first, I was going to say that the court was enclosed in wire on top as well. But on closer examination of the photos, it isn’t. So if the ball bounces so high that it bounces out, they’ll just have to get another ball…

      Actually, it’s surprising how soccer fields (it’s usually soccer) we paddle past in NYC where there are always players desperately trying to fish their lost balls out of the water. In the summer, it’s a regular occurrence at the soccer fields in Inwood as well as at Pier 40, where we keep our boats. We usually oblige and rescue the balls before paddling on. I don’t think it would be a good idea to do the same at the prison barge, somehow…

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  30. (Your) freedom and (their) lack of it…
    Your photo is truly a study in contrast.

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