The Newtown Pentacle

Altissima quaeque flumina minimo sono labi

Project Firebox 11

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

This soldier of the realm is found along the hoary streets of Greenpoint in Brooklyn, specifically the corner of Leonard and Bayard streets. Having suffered the attentions of local vandals and inopportune traffic collisions for much of its long reign, this watchtower of the FDNY is stalwart in its mission. One wonders if it took up its position in the ancient time when Bayard was known as Sandford Street, and Leonard as Third Street?

ps- postings will be a bit sporadic over the next few days, your humble narrator is a bit burned out again, and requires a little break. There still will be posts coming your way through the Labor Day holiday, but they’ll be shorties- a few more “Project Firebox” and a couple of things I’ve noticed that aren’t earth shattering but interesting nevertheless. A full schedule of damned revelations and hellish probings will resume after said holiday. I’ll be roaming around the neighborhood, however, so if there’s anything crazy going on- you can always contact me here or just leave a comment. All comments are held back from immediate posting for review of course, so if its something you don’t want to disseminate to everyone, mention it at the top of the missive.

Look forward to updates on the St. Michael’s ritual site, which I haven’t mentioned for a while, but which has been monitored after each full moon. There’s also a trip through Greenpoint in the works, and a chance for you- lords and ladies- to get tickets for a boat ride up the Creek in October . More to come, promise.

Written by Mitch Waxman

August 27, 2010 at 1:59 am

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  1. I like these older fireboxes. A poignant reminder of a time when people took more pride in their works both public and private. Even a lowly firebox was a work of grace and elegance that in this photo, even the ravages of time and entrophy could not completely erase.
    A sad contrast indeed to the bland, utilitarian structures that litter our landscape of today. A city dreadful plainness borne of the lust of lucre, of a materialistic, modern society that has lost it’s soul.
    How sad it is to watch the things we love not merely die slowly but to be erased from memory.


    September 1, 2010 at 6:49 pm

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