Reading the Landscape: 9

Writers Without Money

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Wychwood is a turn of the (last) century gated community in the West Fields of Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Originally built for rich New York commuters who wanted to live inside a Thomas Kinkade painting, it featured a Tudor Revival gatehouse that stood at its entrance for many years before it burned down in 2013. I doubt the gate ever locked. Instead, it was an ostentatious display of wealth, a signal to the rest of the world that “the people who live here are filthy fucking rich and would rather the common people stayed the fuck out.”

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  1. “the people who live here are filthy fucking rich and would rather the common people stayed the fuck out.”…great phrase….applies easily to the ‘humanscapes’ of the great Floridian culture as well….

    1. To be fair, it looked a lot cooler than the inevitable blue McMansion that will replace it.

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