It is a well known fact that there are inhabited western lands beyond Manhattan. Strange, remote and not completely understood, these are forever confined to a foreign status by the mighty Hudson River, whose crossing implies both a death wish and a need for utter anarchy.

After much research and planning, Marie and I decided to attempt an expedition in order to get a fresh perspective onto our familiar world, and to attempt understanding how the other people live. We caught a bus at New York’s Port Authority, traveled underground and underwater through the Lincoln Tunnel, emerged in wild New Jersey, jumped off the bus in a daring move and walked up a hill until we could see all the way back home.

Midtown seen from New Jersey

This is what we saw. The indigenous people sure have it sweet. Best view of Manhattan ever. I wonder if they pay taxes for that view…