Stargate Monuments


Martha Wells

My Flying Lizard Circus

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If you're having a holiday today, I hope you're having a good one. We didn't make plans, because it's hot with a chance of fire again today. Like, really hot. Like Tatooine, Vulcan's Forge, our orbit has deteriorated and we are falling into the sun hot. We did go to a friend's house and had grilled hamburgers with cheese, bacon, and avocado, and watched the new episode of True Blood. Now I'm working on chapters twelve (still) and thirteen of the third Cloud Roads book.

That's about it.

Jay Lake linked to this entry at Dark Roasted Blend: The Mysterious Minaret of Jam
Built back in 1190s by the once great Ghorid empire, this enigmatic and intricately-ornamented ancient "skyscraper" stands like a missile pointing at the stars - a 65-meter high minaret, the second biggest religious monument of its kind in the world.

Originally it was topped by the lantern - making it a sort of the dry land lighthouse (!), surrounded by the 2400m high mountains:

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If only we could divert all that extra water up north to Texas! Wishing you moisture and safety.

Thanks, I wish you could, too. It's like all the weather is just out of balance.

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Thanks! :) It's not officially scheduled yet, which is making me a bit nervous.

My first thought when reading "Mysterious Minaret of Jam" is of a tower built of used jam's actually much cooler than that.

That's what I thought too! I'm glad I still clicked on it -- I wouldn't have wanted to miss those photos.

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