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Skip Schiel

 The Scent of Earth

An online exhibit

All images and text copyright Skip Schiel, 2001-2007

A pictorial investigation of the earth's condition, from selected locations including Alaska, Canada, New England, the Midwest and the Great Plains of the United States, and South Africa

Updated September 19, 2007

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Bryant College, Smithfield RI


Boston Harbor



Mt Auburn Cemetery


Gloucester MA


Boston Harbor


Boston Harbor


Juneau Alaska


Harvard Square

Brooklyn Bridge

Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn Bridge, NYC
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Great Lawn, Central Park, NYC

Central Park, Great Lawn, NYC
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United Nations Globe

Salem MA





Arnold Arboretum, Boston

Salem MA

Arnold Arboretum, Boston

Emerald Necklace, Boston

Emerald Necklace, Boston


Emerald Necklace, Boston


Lake Michigan, Canada

Boston MA

Mt Shasta, California


Quabbin reservoir, MA


Quabbin reservoir, MA

Quabbin reservoir, MA

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


Skagway, Alaska

Charles River, MA


Charles River, Natick, MA


Savannah, Georgia (with Mary O'Brien)


Merebank, Durban, South Africa


Durban, South Africa


Aloes Community, Port Elizabeth,
South Africa

From the exhibit, On the Margin:

This is the Aloes Community, living near Port Elizabeth, South Afric, a thriving city on the Indian Ocean coast. But the residents of Aloes smell, taste, and see the remains of industrial detritus-highly toxic leachate, a soup percolated from the remains of a myriad of industrial processes, trucked here, and often seeping and evaporating from the holding sites into the surrounding earth and atmosphere.

Aiding the residents, calling for the closing of the pits, are various citizens fostering dialog between waste site managers and neighbors. They are the Zwartkops River Trust, led by Joan Coutledge and supported in the United States by South African Exchange Program on Environmental Justice. For more information about the organization, visit www.igc.org/saepej/.

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