“The custom-built, 50-ton blower was situated in an adjacent chamber, separated from the waiting area by a long corridor. The Æolor blower was 21 feet high, 16 feet long, and 13 feet wide, and it contained two colossal lengthwise paddles which rotated to draw air in one side and out the other.”
The circle seems beyond fundamental: of it, everything is made. Through it, everything is seen. By means of it, all is heard and sensed. The circle, in enclosing an area, empty of other marks, is used to signify zero, naught, null. … more
1. Spontaneously, travellers in Medzhybizh recall a song from the film Austeria (The Inn). 2. The midrash in Uman containing the tomb of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. 3. In Trieste, a man prays as a woman mops the floor at the Cattedrale di San Giusto. 4. Morning services and bells at Odessa’s Cathedral of the Transfiguration.
Foreboding hung heavy as the struggling train juddered and screed on the tortured rails, first this side of the mountain stream, then that, being forced at intervals to cross on worrisome bridges. A wan gibbous moon floated in the mist, deftly evading the black graspless arms of trees. When they finally reached the city, night had fallen.