"You just typed, like, 400 characters in three seconds. It sounded like a cicada."
Pete endorsing my skills.
“The city is being constructed by an old woman born in 1881 who wants to record all the important events in her life so that she can remember them. Each year that she has lived is designated by a street, and each week is represented by a door. The doors belong to places where important events occurred. The blank doors are for those weeks that she can’t remember. The old woman hopes that out of her memory and forgetfulness, as recorded in the streets of doors, a pattern or sign will emerge and she will one day see the story of her life. Every door opens on a small closet-like space. Only one door in each street of doors leads to the next street. It is therefore necessary to go from door to door searching for the entry door.”
New Orleans Fruit Vendor- 1950s
In a box of largely uninteresting slides was this gem.
The pacakge was marked “1950s, French Quarter, LA,” and although the rest of the photos were of the river and whatnot, this appears to be a side street in the Central Business District.
The slide was in rough shape, washed out and badly scratched. I cleaned it up as much as I could, but I would have loved to have been able to bring out the expressions. Cropped closer all the people seem ghostlike, with no facial features visible at all.
"In describing the principle of resonance, Tesla often used [an] analog[y] of a wine glass […]. A wine glass that is broken by a violin’s note is shattered because the vibrations of the air that are produced by the violin happen to be of the same frequency as the vibrations of the glass."
Margaret Cheney, Tesla: Man Out of Time