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Old Kowloon

Inspired by a recent post regarding the old Kowloon walled city on MetaFilter — and particularly the amazing cross-section diagram generated by a Japanese expedition into the walled city shortly before its demolition.

(Feeling a bit rundown and cobbled-together myself right now. Blame it on the season.)

Night’s Beautiful Daughter, You

The Small Stars

The underbrush is of such abundance
That the small stars can be seen at noon.

Walking Tollon’s Lost Road

We Dug These Holes We Crawled Into

We Dug These Holes We Crawled Into

Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town

anyone lived in a pretty how town

Site 6: Flute Mask

FLUTE MASK was identified by the compilation of Matuyama detector maps at the Naval Observatory in 1925. The attached photographs document the state of the artifact at the arrival of FORTUNE BLACK IDOL in 1933.

Site 6: Approach Chamber

The ruins are of Cyclopean construction and primarily composed of steel-reinforced vibrated concrete. The primary artifact is a box-shaped structure roughly a mile on each side. Resonance measurement and visual inspection records indicate an unknown number of interior chambers of varying dimensions.

Site 6: Collapsed Megalithic Structures

FORTUNE BLACK IDOL was unable to enter any of the accessible interior chambers due to navigation hazards near the chamber entrances. The chambers appeared to ‘breathe’. Updrafts and downdrafts near the entrances varied wildly in force and timing — possibly the result of hydraulic communication between the interior and the sea. Additionally, the exposed reinforcing skeleton of the macro structure endangered lines, rigging, and envelope integrity.

Site 6: Entrance to Valve Chamber

Photographs of SITE 6 show a pattern of damage we now associate with all CHINESE ROOM devices. Time and weather have furthered the artifact’s deterioration. Based on the estimated thickness of the supporting walls and the condition of exposed material, we anticipate the complete collapse of the upper chambers within the next five decades.

Collapse may result in complete loss of the beacon. Immediate remediation is recommended.

Farquhar’s Dream

Farquhar's Dream

All Transistor

20091212_All-Transistor-2

The Other World

the other world