“Uhura, Spock, Scotty, good morning. Orders for today? Yes, Lieutenant Uhura?”
“San Francisco, Sir. At a cross-point between 19th and 21st century AD.”
“Good. Ready to warp, Scotty? Hop then.” (Author’s note: the above was taken on Fisherman’s Wharf, early 21st century AD).
Teotihuacán, Mexico. Pyramid of the Sun. Approximately 200 BC to 550 AD. In its time, the largest city of America with a population of 200,000. Mexico city today holds around 20 million inhabitants (!) This analog picture was taken at the end of the 20th century AD, c. 1991.
Dancing with dolphins. Thames, London, 2016 AD.
Beaubourg, Paris, 2016. Detail of the warp modules. Beaubourg is actually a stranded Time-Space shuttle, dating from the 27th century CE. Technology has been discontinued, making it impossible to overhaul. The French have converted it into a museum. Though one can still hear the engines running at night.
Venus, and Cupid looking for honey. Lucas Cranach the elder (1472-1553). As a painter he marks the transition from the middle ages to the Renaissance. This lovely painting is in London. Can’t remember whether at the National Gallery or at the “British” (museum). “Jump, Scotty!”
Iceland, October 2018. (c) Gini. Hop!
Sienna, 50’s postcard. Torre del Mangia. Built 1325-1348…
“Scotty, jump just a wee bit, please?”
Torre del Mangia, 2014. “Jump!”
Rock with the caveman. Tommy Steele, c. 1957 AD.
Ta-Som temple, Angkor, Cambodia. January 2018. Nowhere have I found such peace as in Angkor, notwithstanding the significant tourist flows. A unique combination of beauty and nature… (Have to go back…)
Aztec princess, Mexico. 2017 AD.
Khmer princess or dancer. Ta-Som, Angkor, 12th century AD. Only a few centuries after the demise of Teotihuacán. Notre-Dame was built in the 14th century…
Bruges, 2007. During the ten minutes respite of the rain on that day… “Jump, Scotty, please, I can see the clouds coming our way…”
Princess Puabi’s jewelry, Sumer, 2,600 BC. British Museum. Almost 5,000 years ago, a young and pretty lady put on her best jewels in the Sumerian city of Ur, in today’s Southern Irak. She was buried with 52 attendants, guards and retainers poisoned or executed to serve their mistress in the afterworld…
My Uncle Gérard, in the jungle between Rwanda and Congo, around 1935. He was looking for gold. The mines of King Solomon were reportedly not very far. He never found gold, but the war found him in 1940, when he responded to De Gaulle’s call and joined the Free French Forces, later to participate in the Liberation of Paris. See:
Do note the safari tent with all the – then – modern comfort. Pay particular attention to the bottle at the centre of the table: Johnny Walker. Red label probably. At noon. Indispensable to fight mosquitoes and malaria, old chap.
“Scotty, make sure you drop all passengers safely in their respective Time-Space slots.”
Thank you for hopping along on Equinoxio’s Time-Space shuttle. Always a pleasure to have you on board. Enjoy your week-end.