The view here is looking eastward across the Old City, the vantage point a rooftop, or perhaps the city wall, in the Christian Quarter. The large gray dome (bottom) is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre; beyond that the distinctive Dome of the Rock sits atop the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount; and on the skyline is the Mount of Olives, punctuated by the tall Russian Ascension bell-tower. 986 more words
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This isn’t steampunk but it is a model kit from 1928 when items were made of metal, wood and leather. This kit, by Metalcraft, is about the size of a loaf of bread, all metal and the box it came in is the size of four cigarette packs laid in a square. 118 more words
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The word of the day, from Merriam-Webster, is miasma. This noun means, “a vaporous exhalation formerly believed to cause disease; also : a heavy vaporous emanation or atmosphere, or, “an influence or atmosphere that tends to deplete or corrupt; also : an atmosphere that obscures : fog.” 1,064 more words