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From the Archive — In Memory of Broken Glass

This would have been a good article to republish under any circumstances.  In light of recent events, though, it’s even more important that we remember this thing, and that we swear, solemnly and before all that we all hold holy in this world, that it will never happen again, to any people on this planet.

I’ve checked the Map, and Israel Island is still there.  Spare a moment, I beg ye, whoever ye may be and whatever be thy creed and faith, and visit this place, and pray for the souls of the dead, for the Righteous Gentiles, and for all who died as the result of a madman’s insanity.

“Rest quietly, for we will not repeat the evil….”

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Kristallnacht blog

While we’re remembering our veterans today, both alive and dead, it’s appropriate that we remember others as well, who died for no reason other than the desires of a madman. I will tell you right now that this isn’t a light article, a happy fashion piece or a visit to some beautiful vista, and I pull no punches in my subject or my choice of language. If you find this a hard thing, my sorrow for you, and you should move on to another blog for now. But an evil this great must be remembered; must be kept alive in the history of the world, so that we may see the signs and take steps to stop it before it grabs hold of us again.

Read more after the break.

Heading Back from Israel Island

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Here I am at the Israel Island airport/welcome area, waiting for the plane back home to Trinidad region.  It was a pleasant second visit, but it’ll be good to return to familiar ground, as always.  I didn’t want to talk about fashion in the last article; the subject just wasn’t something to admit of fluff that time.  (As you could tell, my memories of that visit to the Holocaust Museum, as well as seeing films about the subject, have stayed strongly with me.)  But now that the serious matter is over, I can indulge here before I head down the boarding ramp.

Read the rest, before I leave on a jet plane.

In Memory of Broken Glass

Kristallnacht blog

I missed this by a few days, but better late than never; and, while we’re remembering our veterans today, both alive and dead, it’s appropriate that we remember others as well, who died for no reason other than the desires of a madman. I will tell you right now that this isn’t a light article, a happy fashion piece or a visit to some beautiful vista, and I pull no punches in my subject or my choice of language. If you find this a hard thing, my sorrow for you, and you should move on to another blog for now. But an evil this great must be remembered; must be kept alive in the history of the world, so that we may see the signs and take steps to stop it before it grabs hold of us again.

Read more after the break.

Found On Israel Island

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I discovered a location with an installation called Israel Island yesterday.  I’ve just started exploring it, and I’m hoping to get more photos in as time permits, as well as perhaps a modeling session.  I had to show you this old mosaic, though.  I’m not sure from what period it dates from, but I found it in a recreation of the Old City of Jerusalem.

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Posted June 9, 2013 by Harper Ganesvoort in Arts, Photographs

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