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Adalbert is a forum for me, to post ephemera, photography, poetry, occasional travel notes, and various spontaneous motions. Cover photo: Parsonage where my great-grandfather spent his early years. Taken near Liegnitz, Silesia, ca. 1870. The "xothique" portion of the web address is a nod to Clark Ashton Smith's fictional continent of Zothique.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Lone Sentinel of the Desert at Sunset


Friday, May 24, 2013

Collage ca. 1978

Collage by Roman Scott.  From the Alec-Guiness-in-Star Wars pate and one or two other clews, I  place this artwork around 1977 or 1978.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wind-swept Patagonia (1987)


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Eruption of Mt. St. Helens, May 18, 1980


I recall the years after, when the blast's aftermath powdered the Oregon grape, the timing for me out of a Hermann Hesse or Robert Musil tale.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara, Japan

A spell has passed since I walked about this "shrien," which is "decored" with many lanterns.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival 2013

Saturday 4 May 2013 transpired in part at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon.  Previously held in October with its lengthening crypic nights, the 83 degree heat outside wasn't the most suitable weather for the event.  I procured the depicted Ramsey Campbell edition of Whispers from 1982 (cover art by John Stewart).  S.T. Joshi and some other faces from previous fests attended were absent, but still found the wares and cinematic and other offerings congenial.  Saw the restored version of Clive Barker's Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut, with a Q & A session and some remarks afterward by the director, Russell Cherrington.   Well-constructed netherworld sequences, and a coldly detached performance by David Cronenberg in big round glasses,  but some of the rough cut scenes a little hard to appreciate, like watching a movie shot through a security camera or a night vision scope.    Really appreciated the work and dramatic flourishes of the live production by Dark Adventure Radio Theatre of At the Mountains of Madness, done like an old time radio show, with sound effects and some archival footage.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Native Boats at the Bridge of Yokohama

I'm not certain if the back of the card is referring to the style of boat involved when "China" is brought up.  I believe Yokohama is in Japan at last check.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

A few selections from The Journal of Thomas Cason (1979)