What follows are a series of photos of desire lines taken from the Absecon Lighthouse, New Jersey’s tallest lighthouse located the northern end of Atlantic City overlooking the once-treacherous Absecon Inlet. Desire lines are popular paths of least resistance often connecting activity nodes. In urban places like A.C. with yawning absences, desire lines are often supersede gridded streets as the primary means of communication. Desire lines figure prominently in the photography of Camilo Jose Vergara’s documentation of Camden, another beleaguered New Jersey city.
[LOOKING SOUTH-RHODE ISLAND AVE. IN FOREGROUND]
[LOOKING NE ALONG VERMONT]