The Newtown Pentacle

Altissima quaeque flumina minimo sono labi

always susceptible

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In today’s post, a familiar path.

- photo by Mitch Waxman

The triple lobed eye of that thing which cannot possibly exist at the cupola of the sapphire tower, a structure in Long Island City’s Court Square area often referred to as “The Megalith” at this – your Newtown Pentacle – must enjoy one heck of a view. Norse God Odin is meant to have sat upon a “hildskalf” or high seat from which he could see the entire world, he also had two ravens which were sort of like unmanned drones that he sent off on espionage missions.

- photo by Mitch Waxman

I may have read too much popular literature of the Science Fiction genre, probably, but the notion of armed robots flying, swimming, and tunneling around the world makes me a bit more nervous than two magical ravens serving a one eyed god. Saying that, I for one welcome our new robot (or raven) overlords, and look forward to the glorious efficiencies they will bring. Also- just in case- Hail Ming. Pictured above, the gates of Calvary in late afternoon sun.

- photo by Mitch Waxman

One feels as if he is in a bit of a rut at the moment, overly familiar with certain corridors connecting familiar destinations. Wanderlust is at the forefront of my ambitions, and I wonder what new frontier there might be out there which I’m not learning about. If you’re not actively learning something new, you’re actively dying inside. Unfortunately for me, I’ve been dead inside for a long time… can’t you smell it?

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Saturday- September 21, 2013
13 Steps Around Dutch Kills Walking Tour with Atlas Obscura- tickets on sale now.

Saturday- September 28, 2013
Newtown Creek Boat Tour with the Working Harbor Committee- tickets on sale now.

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  1. Ahhhhh, can’t believe you are dead inside!

    Phyllis Featherstone

    September 12, 2013 at 11:24 am

  2. I hadn’t thought that ennui would smell like decay but that would be an appropriate analogy. However, the solution is simple: Enough skulking about the creek. There are lands east of Astoria with many interesting sights that with my own eyes have seen. For all roads do lead to the far off place where the world of tomorrow once stood. Perhaps Gandalf should travel to the east after all.

    So just because streetcars never crossed the Meeker Ave Penny Bridge doesn’t mean you can’t cross the creek either….It ain’t the river Styx ya know- but maybe you’d want stay out of that skeletal guy’s boat (a rather poor conversationalist from my experience) and to cross over on an existent bridge.

    Cheers!

    Cav

    September 12, 2013 at 5:44 pm


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