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Paris strong, Paris beautiful

Very little suggests itself to me in reply to last night’s evil events in Paris except to assert, a year after the Charlie Hebdo attack, that America still has France’s back. America is next. It becomes deadly clear that the … Continue reading

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Kismet, but not in Mecca

Originally posted on Architecture Here and There:
Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in 1951. (mic.com) Poster for 1955 musical “Kismet.” (stevelensman.hubpages.com) Makkah Clock Tower Hotel. (evaser.com) Clock Tower Hotel on chart of tallest buildings. (aaviss.com) The Kaaba at Mecca. (universalfreepress.com) Mecca in…

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