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Albany Bulb

  • Albany Bulb
    These photographs are just a few I have taken over the last ten years at The Albany Bulb, also known as the Landfill, the Waterfront and just The Bulb. It is a place I feel passionate about. That much is obvious. There are many of us who believe that this piece of the much hyped Eastshore State Park should have been left untouched and unmanaged - because it is a unique example of what happens when a place naturally and organically self regulates. But the dogma of 'preservation' and 'conservation areas' 'resource protection', 'habitats' and 'liability' overrules all individual identity. They cannot leave anything untouched, un-designed. It is as if if they (the park planners) didn't make it, it has no value. Rules, guidelines, regulations, interpretive signage, fences, safety, sanctioned art - it leaves nothing to the imagination. That is what the landfill meant to us - a place of unlimited imagination.
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April 30, 2008



I can't even imagine what the loss of that place will do to the community. Some of my favorite photos of yours are from the landfill. Your last photo broke my heart as I am sure it does yours.


(if the talented and lovely JP decides to leave the area I just wanted to remind her that Boise is nice this time of year)

Deb in Minnesota

Jill, thanks for your description of what has happened with the landfill. That really helped me see your point about homogonizing the landfill environment.

Hey, I'm coming to San Francisco the last week in August for a conference.


I've always wanted to visit Idaho, so I'll be expecting some old fashioned conservative hospitality....but should I bring my own Fair Trade organic coffee with me??:-)

And Deb, there won't be much left of my urban wildness at Albany, but I'd be happy to show you what remains, if you'd like a tour.

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