As I was coming home tonight, I saw supporters of Palestine came back to correct the bridge so I had to stop and take a picture even though it was dark:
While I was taking the long exposure I heard intoxicated passersby:
What does it say?
‘Palestine deserves a state’
I mean, I guess so, but where the f— would they put it?!
Touché, sir. There were also a few students telling the lore of Beta Bridge, that it gets painted “every week.” I can tell you my friends, it’s usually more often than that.
As I was taking the picture, one guy stopped and asked me if I painted it. I said no, I just have some website where I post pictures of the bridge almost daily. He said he took a class over the summer on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and it was one of the most interesting classes he’s ever taken at UVA. He summed up what he learned from the class in two points:
- The Palestinians got screwed
- It’s complicated
Also I’m aware that 300 visits is lame for a “real” website, but it’s meaningful to me that somehow a lot of people found this and hopefully got 2 seconds of enjoyment out of it, because I feel like these posts usually go off into space and never get seen. So thanks to anyone reading this, I hope you enjoy the (almost) daily pictures of Beta Bridge!