Friday, July 31, 2009

Rust: a symphony in four movements

I hope it is not too schizophrenic of me to be posting my last China entries now, interspersed with reports of things that have happened to me more recently. Here are some things I saw on Isle au Haut last week.

Allegro

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Moderato espressivo

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Adagio

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Andante cantabile

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And for an encore:

Maestoso morendo

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(This is actually a half-gnawed mushroom growing in pine duff, not the rusted railway spike it appears to be. The other images are, from the top, an anchor chain falling across a wellhead, the head of the anchor wrapped with the same chain, a lost fender propped in the woods, and another anchor with its chain.)

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