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Where Jennifer found Whitman

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferying at 1:12 pm on Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I found Whitman at the promenade in Ikea at Red Hook, Brooklyn. I found Whitman here because the boats in the background really appeal to me. In the poem “Mannahatta”, Whitman speaks about the steamships and shuttles and the ones in the background reminded me of what he wrote. The background had no skylines like today’s Manhattan and I felt like the scenery was like Manhattan during Whitman’s times, where when you looked out from Brooklyn to Manhattan, the tall buildings werent’ built yet. The water taxi’s also arrives and departs here which is another reason why I found Whitman here, the water taxi’s are like the modern day shuttle ferries from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

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