i stumbled across some beautiful photographs taken by stephen mallon of old new york city subway cars being dumped into the ocean. i spot old C train cars that i used to ride to school. kind of nostalgic in a way.

i was somewhat dubious about the idea of discarding these cars in the ocean, but after i read the article about the purpose of doing such a thing, my thoughts changed.

after several years at the bottom of the ocean, the train cars become a part of the ecosystem, serving as an artificial coral reef system for sea life. 

at first glance, stephen's work seems to reveal an act of pollution, while in truth it is something more beautiful.


have a happy thursday, everyone. 

* credit to my best friend a-rad (alex) for the punny, yet relevant title.