Naugatuck (Union City), Connecticut
There seems to be a shared critical opinion, maybe something like a meme, claiming that photographs shouldn't include text because, I don't know, visual art, or something. Bits of text are a universal part of our surroundings unless we're really deep in the woods or way out in the desert. Not including these elements of the world around us seems to me just as weird as going to great lengths to pretend that a photograph is portraying wilderness when in fact it's done in a place—a park, reservation, preserve—where the natural world remains only because of strenuous human intervention. Or making landscape pictures while somehow avoiding, or retouching out, utility poles and powerlines. So, here's a shot with various bits of text, along with pieces of a flag, a phone pole, and utility lines.