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Abode where lost bodies roam each searching for its lost one.

~ Samuel Beckett

 

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Requiem For Fiction

 

~ Image No: 10.

 

It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.

~ Kahlil Gibran

 

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Prince Charming

 

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Out of a misty dream

Our path emerges for a while, then closes

Within a dream.

 

~ Ernest Christopher Dowson

 

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Murdoch tidies up in the window while I work outside.

Belle and Sebastian - Manchester Cathedral, 28/10/14. Part of a behind scenes feature I did with the band recently - can see the full set here: www.thelineofbestfit.com/photos/live-photo-gallery/belle-...

That sweet winter light. After a quick crew change, daily St. Paul-Edmonton freight 293 leaves CP's intermodal facility at Shepard and heads for the Red Deer subdivision and points North. Behind the power in shiny red paint are brand new GP20C's 2234 and 2237.

Murdoch's Bathhouse is one of Galveston's most historic locations. Originally built in the late 1800's, the wood structure was constructed directly on the sand. Without the protection of a Seawall , the 1900 storm destroyed the bathhouse. Although the structure was rebuilt in 1901, the storms of 1909 and 1915 were so violent, that reconstruction was required after each.

 

Bathhouses such as Murdoch's, which were located on the shore, rented bathing suits and provided showers for the Island visitors. When Murdoch's reopened in 1910, it had 542 rooms, 251 for women and 291 for men. The cost at the time to rent the bathroom services were .25c.

 

In 1910, Mr. William J. Guyette Sr. opened Guyette Gift Shop inside Murdoch's. He knew that with so many visitors coming to Galveston Island, a shop that offered these visitors souvenirs, shells and trinkets, would be a great idea.

 

That same year, Gaido's Seafood restaurant was also opened inside Murdoch's Bathhouse. Both establishments are still thriving today and are considered Galveston institutions.

 

Mr. Guyette's son, William J. Guyette Jr. , took over operations of the gift shop after serving five years in the U.S. Army during World War II. With Mr. Guyette Sr. living just across the street at the Moody House, the 2nd generation would continue the daily operations of Guyette Gift Shop.

 

In 1961, Hurricane Carla destroyed the bath house yet again. Reconstruction this time replaced the grander bathhouse with the two oblong wood structures, built several steps above the seawall and carried out over the Gulf of Mexico on wood pilings.

 

In 1974, Mr. William J. Guyette Jr.'s son-in-law, James W. Little, took over operations of Guyette Gift Shops. Although Mr. Guyette still remained active in the shops, Mr. James Little, the 3rd generation, had now begun to take charge.

 

In 1983, Hurricane Alicia hit Galveston Island. This storm required the pier to have minor repairs.

 

In 2005, the family connected the existing piers with a breezeway and porch overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Since the State of Texas, will not allow anymore piers to be built, it stands on some of the original piling that once held Murdoch's Bathhouse.

 

In 2008, Hurricane Ike destroyed Murdochs, and in 2009, miraculously, a brand new, sparkling Murdochs returned in its place.

Heading underground, London.

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I stand firm for a soil

I lick a rock off foil

So reduce me, seduce me,

Dress me up in stüssy.

Hell is round the corner where I shelter.

Isms and schisms, were living on a skelter

If you believe I'll deceive common sense says you are thief

Let me take you down the corridors of my life.

 

~ Tricky!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Gray is certainly the most frequently chosen color on Southeast Alaska’s pallet. I was awestruck on this day in Dry Bay by the vicissitudes of sunlit gray passing from sand to sea to sky.

Old man in Chinatown, London.

a dear friend of mine from school, please check out his work! www.flickr.com/photos/cartermurdoch/

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i go to this window

 

just as day dissolves

when it is twilight(and

looking up in fear

 

i see the new moon

thinner than a hair)

 

making me feel

how myself has been coarse and dull

compared with you, silently who are

and cling

to my mind always

 

But now she sharpens and becomes crisper

until i smile with knowing

-and all about

herself

 

the sprouting largest final air

 

plunges

inward with hurled

downward thousands of enormous dreams

 

~ ee cummings

 

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