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The intersection of people and property

PHOTO ESSAY: 'Under all is the land'

"So Gahlord, what interests you about the real estate industry?" I was having lunch with a new contact at the National Association of Realtors convention in New Orleans. ...CONTINUED Since I don't sell real estate I get asked this a lot. Of course, it's tempting to say, "The giant paychecks!" and I'd be a liar if I didn't say that money is nice. The intersection of all the things people do with land and property and what people do and why they do it is what really gets my attention: The meaning that people layer on top of the landscape. ...CONTINUED For example: in New Orleans there's this IMAX theater built by Entergy, an energy company. ...CONTINUED Back in Vermont, where I live, Entergy owns and operates a nuclear power plant that has been the source of a series of leaks and groundwater contamination. The same company is making different uses of land in different places. The meaning of "Entergy" is certainly different between Vermont an...

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