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"belfry tower" Discussed on Ghost Town

Ghost Town

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"belfry tower" Discussed on Ghost Town

"On june thirteenth twelve. Thirty three pope gregory. The ninth dropped some pretty crazy information. Even for the thirteenth century gregory officially issued the vox in rama and official papal decree declaring that satan was half cat and sometimes took the form of a caveat during satanic masses. Gregory had become pope just six years before the anti cat decree and started his papacy off right by expanding the already brutal inquisition into all of germany. He also amped up crusades and regularized the violent persecution of heretics. He could do this because he was remarkably skillful with the law. Some say he was a lawyer before he really got into the catholic game. But i couldn't find a ton of concrete proof on that. So pope gregory was really obsessed with getting rid of cats especially black cats. Cats were brought to europe from egypt by the romans and were pretty. Well liked the time i mean. Probably because they were useful to people for killing rodents but then pope gregory comes in declared cats as instruments of satan and set all of medieval europe on a gigantic cap purge particularly black cats which again were thought of being as even worse super super satan ish medieval people were also very superstitious. Though so they really went with it especially. If you're pope saying you gotta do it and it is evil. Here's what gregory said about cats. Some kissed this creature on the hindquarters some on the mouth. They received the tongue and saliva of the beast inside their mouths. Psalms appears unduly large equivalent to goose or duck and sometimes even assumes the size of an oven at length when the novice has come forward met by a man of wonders pallor who has black eyes in his so macy aided in thin at since his flesh has been wasted seems to have remaining only skin drawn overblown the novice kiss him and feels cold like ice and after the kiss the memory of the catholic faith totally disappears from his heart afterwards. They sit down to a meal and when they have arisen from it the certain statue which is usually in a set of this kind. A black cat descends. Backwards with his tail erect. I the novice than the master than each one of the other who are worthy imperfect kissed the cat on his buttocks then. Each returned to his place speaking certain responses the inclined their head towards the cat. Forgive us says the master and the one next to him repeats this a third responding we know master afford says and we must obey so the first part is kind of a ritual carried out by satanic sect as reported by an overzealous inquisitor named conrad. Van mars berg. But really let me just kiss the cat's ass and reinforced like a kind of sexy satan. Convergence i don't know but let's take a little break so everyone was really into this. Everyone's very seduced by pope. Gregory the ninth anti cat naps and europe started killing sweet little cats seventy nine medieval cats were mysteriously slain in cambridge england people in medieval europe. Belgium had a festival called. Stow it where they throw cats from the belfry tower to symbolize the killing of evil spirits. It was also a pretty big drinking holiday because of course it was. This is medieval europe when it came to catholic prosecution of animals goats were out and cats. Were in the karma bitch. Europe killed off a bunch of cats but in thirteen forty seven. A little thing called the black plague which was carried by rats and other vermin pretty bad. There were no cats to stave it off and if there had been maybe we'd have something different written in history books and if there had been maybe we'd have something different written in history books but that's not where the cap persecution ends pope innocent. The thirteenth came to power in the late. Fourteen hundred during the throws a which crusades in western europe because the cat was one of the main identifiers of a witch. The church made it official and nachos damned. Not just bad. Not just throwaway cats. But ex commute formally excommunicating cats the entire species. Cats burning and other forms of cat hating have survived centuries since it's been suggested that the small black cat population in europe today as a direct result of that breed being deemed particularly dev alike but cats breed quickly. They not survive on their own and are hard to catch. You can't keep a good cat down. I know that. Because i one that's four thousand years old right. My living room feel like this. Really set a precedent for cats being connected to bad luck. Yeah satan totally evil. And so i guess. Pope gregory he's made his mark regardless of how times have changed. Yeah i mean. Even when i was volunteering at a cat rescue in burbank. You couldn't adopt black cats around halloween. They would they would not elect put a ban on adopting black cats because they didn't trust the people weren't going to like take them and use them for whatever which feels a little like satanic panicky to me but it shows how much this permeated our culture now in america. Even i mean do you want it. Let us know any other terrible things you've done. I didn't know that we were just listing charles. I am a great person. I am very kind. Did i say that. I was kind..

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"belfry tower" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

08:13 min | 1 year ago

"belfry tower" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Woman's name is Shelly Luther she's a hair salon owner and she said look I got over my hair salon I got kids to feed I can employees that have to be taken care of so if you don't want to send me to jail submit jail you have her statement ready she went before the judge a hack Democrat Clinton Obama judge and he said you're gonna apologize to the elected officials you're going to do this and you're going to do this and she said no no I'm not fishy judge I would like to say that I have much respect for this court in Los and that I've never really been in that position before and it's not someplace that I want to be but I have to disagree with you Sir when I when you say that I'm selfish because feeding my kids is not selfish I have here stylish better going hungry because they'd rather feed their kids closer if you think the law is more important than kids getting fed and please go ahead with your decision but I am not gonna shut the salon we have breaking news in that case the Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that she must be released from jail immediately she was given a seven day sentence and a five hundred dollar fine for everyday she was open in violation of the order which I'm not sure how many days it was like I assume it was only one because I think they made a big show of coming to arrest her immediately so that's good news it is an interesting that we found our hero through all this and it was in an unlikely place a hair salon owner you know I I give a speech often I give I when I give speeches sometimes I will close with the story you know about Paul Revere not Paul Revere the red raiders in their music of the sixties book Paul Revere and the midnight ride if nothing else you know about it because of the poem do you know about William Dawes who also rode in a different direction so that if one was caught the other would still be able to pass the message and you know the story about that midnight ride in one if by land two if by sea you know that story right well there's so much more to that story Longfellow wrote a beautiful poem about the midnight ride of Paul Revere hopefully as a child you learned it or at least read it but there's so much more to that story and so I will sometimes close my speeches where I talk about what's important in this country and our values these sorts of things and for years I always felt am I leaving this audience better than I found them because I find that a lot of people think that Donald trump's going to solve our problems Ted Cruz R. Dan Crenshaw or Tom cotton R. whoever whoever it is you think you're going to solve our problems ensure they have a role to play I'm sure we have to support their campaign to keep them in office all those sorts of things but there's such an important aspect of this that I think is sometimes forgotten yes so I will tell the story of the midnight ride of Paul Revere in you know everyone remembers how important that was and then I say but the most important thing that happened that night was not Paul revere's ride on April eighteenth seventeen seventy five the year before we would even declare independence there was something else happening before that ride Samuel Adams and John Hancock the two leaders who have stockpiled guns were preparing for the English the British invasion the problem was the only shot we had this rag tag army of of just colonists American citizens you and me not a professional army by any stretch of the imagination the only shot we had against the powerful general Gage was to know would he be marching his troops or would he be landing the powerful navy and if we had a head start on him are that might just be enough but what to do there were forty five hundred troops under general Gage's leadership in general Gage was the military governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and he would gather his troops were mustered his troops at the church and at that very church the old north church it was known as there was a Sexton there now the Sexton is the guy who takes care of the church the maintenance man the lowest kind on the totem pole the maintenance man and his name his name was Robert Newman and he had a vestryman basically a deacon one the guys who helped the church who would help him his name was captain John pulling junior and as the British troops were mustered it was determined that Newman who worked at the church but was a colonist he was not loyal to the British we were looking at independence but not yet we have even declared it yet they would send a message as to how the English would be arriving one if by land two if by sea they would pass that message by lamp they would hang a lay up in the belfry tower in the tower above the church they can only hang the lamp for a matter of a few seconds because the British would figure out what they were doing general Gage was the all powerful governor of of the Massachusetts Bay Colony if you solve that then he would both worked the opposition and he would kill them as as as assisting aiding and abetting the colonists and of course as you know they hung lamps just long enough to send the message and revere and Dawes red road off they got the message to Adams and Hancock whereupon if you've read the poem they blasted the British and some run in it was a great victory it emboldened the colonists those colonists would go on fourteen months later to declare independence must letter to declare independence from the British and then eleven years later they would establish a government a couple years later they would add ten amendments to that constitution and that governing document would become the template for freedom and self government democracy throughout Republic throughout the world and it is still two hundred fifty years later but never could happen if it would have been for a man whose name is lost to history except that it's Robert Newman you see Robert Newman is Shelly Luther he's the everyman he's you he's me he's everybody that great act of heroism wasn't undertaken by Samuel Adams or John Hancock or George Washington or Thomas Jefferson and James Madison or Monroe that great act of heroin of heroism that great act of heroism was undertaken by the maintenance man at the church and this great act of heroism was undertaken the hair salon owner a bleach blonde by the name of Shelly luth and so then you have to ask the question what am I doing to make this country better if it is to.

Shelly Luther
"belfry tower" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

09:12 min | 1 year ago

"belfry tower" Discussed on KTRH

"Texas it has garnered national attention one is name is Shelly Luther she's a hair salon owner and she said look I got over my hair salon I got kids to feed I can employees have to be taken care of so if you don't want to send me to jail submit jail you have her statement ready she went before the judge a heck Democrat Clinton Obama judge and he said you're gonna apologize to the elected officials you're going to do this and you're going to do this and she said no no I'm not she I would like to say that I have much respect for this court in Los and that I've never even been in that position before and it's not someplace that I want to be but I have to disagree with you Sir when I when you say that I'm selfish because feeding my kids is not selfish I have here stylist that are going hungry because they'd rather feed their kids so Sir if you think the law is more important than kids getting fed and please go ahead with your decision but I'm not going to set the salon we have breaking news in that case the Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that she must be released from jail immediately she was given a seven day sentence in a five hundred dollar fine for everyday she was open in violation of the order which I'm not sure how many days that was I can I assume it was only one because I think they made a big show of coming to arrest her immediately so that's good news it is an interesting that we found our hero through all this in it was in an unlikely place a hair salon owner you know I I give a speech often I give when I give speeches sometimes I will close with the story you know about Paul Revere not Paul Revere the red raiders in their music of the sixties book Paul Revere in the midnight ride if nothing else you know about it because of the poem and you know about William Dawes who also rode in a different direction so that if one was caught the other would still be able to pass the message and you know the story about that midnight ride one if by land two if by sea you know that story right well there's so much more to that story Longfellow wrote a beautiful poem about the midnight ride of Paul Revere hopefully as a child you learned it or at least read it but there's so much more to that story and so I will sometimes close my speeches where I talk about what's important in this country and our values these sorts of things for years are always felt am I leaving this audience better than I found them because I find that a lot of people think that Donald trump's going to solve our problems Ted Cruz R. Dan Crenshaw or Tom cotton R. whoever whoever it is you think it's going to solve our problems ensure they have a role to play I'm sure we have to support their campaign to keep them in office all those sorts of things but there's such an important aspect of this that I think is sometimes forgotten yes so I will tell the story of the midnight ride of Paul Revere in you know everyone remembers how important that was and then I say but the most important thing that happened that night was not Paul revere's ride on April eighteenth seventeen seventy five a year before we would even declare independence there was something else happening before that ride Samuel Adams and John Hancock the two leaders who have stockpiled guns were preparing for the English the British invasion the problem was the only shot we had this rag tag army of of just colonists American citizens you and me not a professional army by any stretch of the imagination the only shot we had against the powerful general Gage was to know would he be marching his troops or would he be landing the powerful navy and if we had a head start on him are that might just be enough but what to do there were forty five hundred troops under general Gage's leadership in general Gage was the military governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and he would gather his troops would muster his troops at the church and at that very church the old north church it was known as there was a Sexton there now the Sexton is the guy who takes care of the church the maintenance by the lowest guy on the totem pole the maintenance may and his name his name was Robert Newman and he had a vestryman basically a deacon one the guys who helped the church who would help him his name was captain John pulling junior and as the British troops were mustered it was determined that Newman who worked at the church but was a colonist he was not loyal to the British we were looking at independence but not yet we have even declared a yep they would send a message as to how the English would be arriving one if by land two if by sea they would pass that message by lamp they would hang a lamp in the belfry tower in the tower above the church they can only hang the lamp for a matter of a few seconds because the British would figure out what they were doing general Gage was the all powerful governor of of the Massachusetts Bay Colony if you solve that then he would both worked the opposition and he would kill them as as as assisting aiding and abetting the colonists and of course as you know they hope will lapse just long enough to send the message and revere and Dawes red road off they got the message to Adams and Hancock whereupon if you read the poem they blasted the British and some run in it was a great victory it emboldened the colonists those colonists would go on fourteen months later to declare independence must letter to declare independence from the British and then eleven years later they would establish a government a couple years later they would add ten amendments to that constitution and that governing document would become the template for freedom and self government democracy throughout Republic throughout the world and it is still two hundred fifty years later but it never could happen if it would have been for a man whose name is lost to history except that it's Robert Newman you see Robert Newman is Shelly Luther he's the everyman he's you he's me he's everybody that great act of heroism wasn't undertaken by Samuel Adams or John Hancock or George Washington or Thomas Jefferson and James Madison or Monroe that great act of heroin of heroism that great act of heroism was undertaken by the maintenance man at the church and this great act of heroism was undertaken by the hair salon owner a bleach blonde by the name of Shelly luth and so then you have to ask the question what am I doing to make this country better if it is to be it's up to me your listening to mine gold very shows I here are the top John Mellencamp songs that you've.

Texas Shelly Luther
"belfry tower" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

07:57 min | 1 year ago

"belfry tower" Discussed on 600 WREC

"There is a case in Texas has garnered national attention the woman's name is Shelly Luther she's a hair salon owner and she said look I can open my Aircel I got kids to feed I can employees have to be taken care of so if you don't want to send me to jail submit jail do you have her statement ready she went before the judge a heck Democrat Clinton Obama judge and he said you're gonna apologize to the elected officials you're going to do this and you're going to do this and she said no no I'm not she judge I would like to say that I have much respect for this court in Los and that I've never even been in that position before and it's not someplace that I want to be but I have to disagree with you Sir when I when you say that I'm selfish because feeding my kids is not selfish I have here stylist that are going hungry because they'd rather feed their kids hello Sir if you think the law is more important than kids getting fed and please go ahead with your decision but I'm not going to set the salon we have breaking news in that case the Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that she must be released from jail immediately she was given a seven day sentence in a five hundred dollar fine for everyday she was open in violation of the order which I'm not sure how many days it was I can estimate was only one because I think they made a big show of coming to arrest her immediately so that's good news it is an interesting that we found our hero through all this in it was in an unlikely place a hair salon owner you know I I give a speech often I give that when I give speeches sometimes I will close with the story you know about Paul Revere not Paul Revere the red raiders in their music of the sixties book Paul Revere and the midnight ride if nothing else you know about it because of the poem did you know about William Dawes who also rode in a different direction so that if one was caught the other would still be able to pass the message and you know the story about that midnight ride in one if by land two if by sea you know that story right well there's so much more to that story Longfellow wrote a beautiful poem about the midnight ride of Paul Revere and hopefully as a child you learned it or at least read it but there's so much more to that story and so I will sometimes close my speeches where I talk about what's important in this country and our values these sorts of things and for years I always felt am I leaving this audience better than I found them because I find that a lot of people think that Donald trump's going to solve our problems Ted Cruz R. Dan Crenshaw or Tom cotton R. whoever whoever it is you think it's going to solve our problems ensure they have a role to play I'm sure we have to support their campaigns and keep them in office all those sorts of things but there's such an important aspect of this that I think is sometimes forgotten yes so I will tell the story of the midnight ride of Paul Revere in you know everyone remembers how important that was and then I say but the most important thing that happened that night was not Paul revere's ride on April eighteenth seventeen seventy five the year before we would even declare independence there was something else happening before that ride Samuel Adams and John Hancock the two leaders with stockpiled guns were preparing for the English the British invasion the problem was the only shot we had this rag tag army of of just colonists American citizens you and me not a professional army by any stretch of the imagination the only shot we had against the powerful general Gage was to know would he be marching his troops or would he be landing the powerful navy and if we had a head start on him are that might just be enough but what to do there were forty five hundred troops under general Gage's leadership in general Gage was the military governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and he would gather his troops would muster his troops at the church and at that very church the old north church it was known as there was a Sexton there now the Sexton is the guy who takes care of the church the maintenance by the lowest guy on the totem pole the maintenance may and his name his name was Robert Newman and he had a vestryman but basically a deacon one the guys who helped the church who would help him his name was captain John pulling junior and as the British troops were mustered it was determined that Newman who worked at the church but was a colonist he was not loyal to the British we were looking at independence but not yet we have even declared it yet they would send a message as to how the English would be arriving one if by land two if by sea they would pass that message by lamp they would hang a lamp in the belfry tower in the tower above the church they can only hang the lamp for a matter of a few seconds because the British would figure out what they were doing general Gage was the all powerful governor of of the Massachusetts Bay Colony if you solve that then he would both worked the opposition and he would kill them as as as assisting aiding and abetting the colonists and of course as you know they hung lamps just long enough to send the message and revere and Dawes red road off they got the message to Adams and Hancock whereupon if you read the poem they blasted the British and some run in it was a great victory it emboldened the colonists those colonists would go on fourteen months later to declare independence in months later to declare independence from the British and then eleven years later they would establish a government a couple years later they would add ten amendments to that constitution and that governing document would become the template for freedom and self government democracy throughout Republic throughout the world and it is still two hundred fifty years later but it never could happen if it would have been for a man.

Texas Shelly Luther
"belfry tower" Discussed on The Practical Wanderlust Podcast

The Practical Wanderlust Podcast

14:00 min | 1 year ago

"belfry tower" Discussed on The Practical Wanderlust Podcast

"One of the more metal things in Bruges. Probably the only metal converge everything else is like lace and swans and chocolate. And stow offals. Oh my God I love fruit We went during Christmas time. And so there's this ice rink in the middle of those of the Market Square. Yeah and that's where the Christmas market was too. And then so we were hanging out of the Christmas market like just eating our way through every single stan. And we're watching. She like all these little kids on the ice skating rink and they had a little sleds like they like they're holding onto a little sled shares in just like skating around and it was just the frigging cutest thing like the belfry tower. Our just looming right behind them. Oh my God. It was so cute and Leah's deathly afraid of ice skating so she really wanted to grab one of those kids chairs so that she could go ice skating. Not that I'm deathly afraid. It's it's that I'm incredibly logical and I know my own personal limitations. I would definitely like severely injure myself savvy. Don't have adult size which I am very you know in Norway. They have sleds. That like you step onto them and you just push off and it's exactly like that and it got to use one in Norway. This is another story unrelated another episode episode about got me sledding and Norway. I really loved watching all of the little carriages go around the market square. Oh my God babe do you remember the Pug I do remember the Pug okay so so. They're not just a pug puppy and it was wearing a little Santa Costume and it was the cutest fucking Shit I have ever seen in my life he was. It's like driving the carriage like such a good boy. His face like he just looked like the crankiest little grumble mafia and he was like. Why am I in a Santa Costume? I hate this but it was so cute you and he was loved. He was so happy because then his owner came back and he was really happy. You guys like ninety percent of our best memories in Bruges where that Pug I'm GonNa be honest the Pug and the chocolate. Luckily that's why we want to go. Yeah but we will definitely be staying in a different place. 'cause I really enjoy the place where we stayed fucking AIRBNB. Yeah it was actually like a nice airbnb like it was really well located. It was just like just nearby everything walking distance to the market really well located and we were really excited because I I had a little kitchen and we were GONNA do like Christmas dinner with ourselves. We're sharing it with like four other people because we were broke off and actually this was a splurge from us because we'd only been doing in hostels up until this point so the fact that we had a private room and there were only like five. Other people in the apartment was really exciting time. We wanted to ball for Christmas. You now it turns out that the entire AIRBNB was really this guy's office no idea what he does but he lives a couple of doors down and the first sign of problems was I think our first tonight or something. We were cooking and we broke a bottle of warchest. Show your however you say that sauce Wurster Wester Sauce. It is not worcester sauce. saw there's like forty seven letters in this word. forty-seven towns in England named Worcester and also one in Massachusetts. We're supposed to believe Massachusetts. That one. I now I was born in Massachusetts. Worcester you can say like Worcester. If that makes you feel about my dad always called it worchester sauce. That's not accurate. Not at right now. Okay now anyway so we had to call him over after we broke the bottle but they were like super cool about it and they were like a you. I'm pretty fucking clumsy. Era should all the time usually. It's not in somebody else's kitchen but gave the guy came over and he was really he was like. Oh it's fine it's cool. It's no problem hindsight inside. He was probably like these fucking American. He was yeah he definitely already hated us. So then it's like Christmas Eve and we've gone like this really cute little we'll butcher and we'd gotten pork belly. I think we looked up like the name for an advanced. Don't remember and we were GonNa GonNa Cook it the Danish way rate with fruit and all spice and all this really great stuff that we had to shop for for that specific meal yes cooked are really amazing Christmas dinner. It was super romantic and we were like. Oh Wow Christmas honeyman while great and then this dude comes home let like two in the morning in the morning. Just like Hi-fi Ah Shit just scream in his fucking head off pounding on our door Christmas and we're like what what's what's up like did what's going on their fire. Here's his first grievance. The House smells like Bacon. Because first of all you're welcome. Yeah no no it. Didn't the kitchen smelled kind of like bacon because we made like delicious Danish pork belly for Christmas dinner. Why are you here at two in the morning on Christmas before the delicious Bacon I can smell has a chance to air out and the second problem that he had was that there was a stain on his coach? which was definitely there when we arrive? 'cause I remember looking at it and being like Oh but also you get what you pay for. And it was a cheap place. But also his evidence circumstantial at Best I. One of the guests was a doctor and he said there's no way it could have been them because he's a doctor. That was the whole argument. Like congratulations but like doctors spill bill shit too. Because we you know broken entire bottle of with juster sauce teammate. Now I can't say it either. So just because he has more schooling doesn't mean that he doesn't have the ability spill something on the couch. Your Dad for instance Super Smart Successful respect the hell out of him and I see him spill something on every piece of furniture he sits on. That's true that's that's where I got it. That makes so much sense now and the other person just happened to be this guy's friend and I love my friends but I know which stains on our couch which are from us. and which are from our friends can just feel my eyes. Just glare and you're right now. I mean we're getting rid of that couch soon anyway so now but the point is it wasn't us it wasn't it really wasn't we sat on that couch exactly hunts and we didn't have anything to eat or drink on it and then he like when went on this rampage on AIRBNB. He left US nasty review and then we like had to like nasty review him back and then I had to appeal to AIRBNB and be like. I don't want to pay for this dude. You ruined Christmas. Because we spent like the actual day of Christmas. We were just sad and depressed and afraid of getting near the couch and ruined the day of Christmas for us to Airbnb as credit. They responded with essentially. What was your fuck that Guy And then refunded. They helped us out and we were in Bruges so like Airbnb but then we stepped outside and it was magical Swan Qalandia with Christmas markets and amazing beer and like awesome waffles and chocolate cod. It's the best way to wake up on Christmas. Yeah whatever that was literally the only negative that we have about Bruce and it's super avoidable. Just don't stay at that specific Airbnb with that specific guy. I really hope that he doesn't actually.

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"belfry tower" Discussed on The Practical Wanderlust Podcast

The Practical Wanderlust Podcast

14:00 min | 1 year ago

"belfry tower" Discussed on The Practical Wanderlust Podcast

"One of the more metal things in Bruges. Probably the only metal converge everything else is like lace and swans and chocolate. And stow offals. Oh my God I love fruit We went during Christmas time. And so there's this ice rink in the middle of those of the Market Square. Yeah and that's where the Christmas market was too. And then so we were hanging out of the Christmas market like just eating our way through every single stan. And we're watching. She like all these little kids on the ice skating rink and they had a little sleds like they like they're holding onto a little sled shares in just like skating around and it was just the frigging cutest thing like the belfry tower. Our just looming right behind them. Oh my God. It was so cute and Leah's deathly afraid of ice skating so she really wanted to grab one of those kids chairs so that she could go ice skating. It's not that I'm deathly afraid. It's it's that I'm incredibly logical. And I know my own personal limitations I would definitely like severely injure myself savvy. Don't have adult size which I am very you know in Norway. They have sleds. That like you step onto them and you just push off and it's exactly like that and it got to use one in Norway. This is another story unrelated another episode episode about got me sledding and Norway. I really loved watching all of the little carriages go around the market square. Oh my God babe do you remember the Pug I do remember the Pug okay so so. They're not just a pug. It was a pug puppy and it was wearing a little Santa Costume and it was the cutest fucking Shit I have ever seen in my life. He was it's like driving the carriage like such a good boy. His face like he just looked like the crankiest little grumble mafia and he was like. Why am I in a Santa Costume? I hate this but it was so cute you and he was loved. He was so happy because then his owner came back and he was really happy. You guys like ninety percent of our best memories in Bruges where that Pug I'm GonNa be honest the Pug and the chocolate. Luckily that's why we want to go. Yeah but we will definitely be staying in a different place. 'cause I really enjoy the place where we stayed fucking AIRBNB. Yeah it was actually like a nice airbnb like it was really well located. It was just like just nearby everything walking distance to the market really well located and we were really excited because I I had a little kitchen and we were GONNA do like Christmas dinner with ourselves. We're sharing it with like four other people because we were broke off and actually this was a splurge from us because we'd only been doing in hostels up until this point so the fact that we had a private room and there were only like five. Other people in the apartment was really exciting time. We wanted to ball for Christmas. You now it turns out that the entire AIRBNB was really this guy's office no idea what he does but he lives a couple of doors down and the first sign of problems was I think our first tonight or something. We were cooking and we broke a bottle of warchest. Show your however you say that sauce Wurster Wester Sauce. It is not worcester sauce. saw there's like forty seven letters in this word. forty-seven towns in England named Worcester and also one in Massachusetts supposed to believe Massachusetts. That one. I now I was born in Massachusetts. Worcester you can say like Worcester. If that makes you feel about my dad always called it worchester sauce. That's not accurate. Not at right okay. worchester sauce now. Okay now anyway so we had to call him over after we broke the bottle but they were like super cool about it and they were like a you. I'm pretty fucking clumsy. Era should all the time usually. It's not in somebody else's kitchen but gave the guy came over and he was really he was like. Oh it's fine it's cool. It's no problem hindsight inside. He was probably like these fucking American. He was yeah he definitely already hated us. So then it's like Christmas Eve and we've gone like this really cute little we'll butcher and we'd gotten pork belly. I think we looked up like the name for an advanced. Don't remember and we were GonNa GonNa Cook it the Danish way rate with fruit and all spice and all this really great stuff that we had to shop for for that specific meal yes cooked are really amazing Christmas dinner. It was super romantic and we were like. Oh Wow Christmas honeyman while great and then this dude comes home let like two in the morning in the morning. Just like Hi-fi Ah Shit just scream in his fucking head off pounding on our door Christmas and we're like what what's what's up like did what's going on their fire. Here's his first grievance. The House smells like Bacon. Because first of all you're welcome. Yeah no no it. Didn't the kitchen smelled kind of like bacon because we made like delicious Danish pork belly for Christmas dinner. Why are you here at two in the morning on Christmas before the delicious Bacon I can smell has a chance to air out and the second problem that he had was that there was a stain on his coach? which was definitely there when we arrive? 'cause I remember looking at it and being like Oh but also you get what you pay for. And it was a cheap place. But also his evidence circumstantial at Best I. One of the guests was a doctor and he said there's no way it could have been them because he's a doctor. That was the whole argument. Like congratulations but like doctors spill bill shit too. Because we you know broken entire bottle of with juster sauce teammate. Now I can't say it either. So just because he has more schooling doesn't mean that he doesn't have the ability spill something on the couch. Your Dad for instance Super Smart Successful respect to the hell out of him and I see him spill something on every piece of furniture he sits on. That's true. That's that's where I got it. That makes so much sense now and the other person just happened to be this guy's friend and I love my friends but I know which stains on our couch which are from us and which are from our friends can just feel my eyes. Just glare and you're right now. I mean we're getting rid of that couch soon anyway so now but the point is it wasn't us it wasn't it really wasn't we sat on that couch exactly hunts and we didn't have anything to eat or drink on it and then he like when went on this rampage on AIRBNB. He left US nasty review and then we like had to like nasty review him back and then I had to appeal to AIRBNB and be like. I don't want to pay for this dude. You ruined Christmas. Because we spent like the actual day of Christmas. We were just sad and depressed and afraid of getting near the couch and ruined the day of Christmas for us to Airbnb as credit. They responded with essentially. What was your fuck that Guy And then refunded. They helped us out. And we were in Bruges so like Airbnb but then we stepped outside and it was magical Swan Landy. A- with Christmas markets and amazing beer and like awesome waffles and chocolate off. God it's the best way to wake up on Christmas. Yeah whatever that was literally the only negative that we have about Bruce and it's super avoidable. Just don't stay at that specific Airbnb with that specific guy. I really hope that he doesn't actually.

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"belfry tower" Discussed on The Practical Wanderlust Podcast

The Practical Wanderlust Podcast

14:00 min | 1 year ago

"belfry tower" Discussed on The Practical Wanderlust Podcast

"One of the more metal things in Bruges. Probably the only metal converge everything else is like lace and swans and chocolate. And stow offals. Oh my God I love fruit We went during Christmas time. And so there's this ice rink in the middle of those of the Market Square. Yeah and that's where the Christmas market was too. And then so we were hanging out of the Christmas market like just eating our way through every single stan. And we're watching. She like all these little kids on the ice skating rink and they had a little sleds like they like they're holding onto a little sled shares in just like skating around and it was just the frigging cutest thing like the belfry tower. Our just looming right behind them. Oh my God. It was so cute and Leah's deathly afraid of ice skating so she really wanted to grab one of those kids chairs so that she could go ice skating. It's not that I'm deathly afraid. It's it's that I'm incredibly logical. And I know my own personal limitations I would definitely like severely injure myself savvy. Don't have adult size which I am very you know in Norway. They have sleds. That like you step onto them and you just push off and it's exactly like that and it got to use one in Norway. This is another story unrelated another episode episode about got me sledding and Norway. I really loved watching all of the little carriages go around the market square. Oh my God babe do you remember the Pug I do remember the Pug okay so so. They're not just a pug. It was a pug puppy and it was wearing a little Santa Costume and it was the cutest fucking Shit I have ever seen in my life. He was it's like driving the carriage like such a good boy. His face like he just looked like the crankiest little grumble mafia and he was like. Why am I in a Santa Costume? I hate this but it was so cute you and he was loved. He was so happy because then his owner came back and he was really happy. You guys like ninety percent of our best memories in Bruges where that Pug I'm GonNa be honest the Pug and the chocolate. Luckily that's why we want to go. Yeah but we will definitely be staying in a different place. 'cause I really enjoy the place where we stayed fucking AIRBNB. Yeah it was actually like a nice airbnb like it was really well located. It was just like just nearby everything walking distance to the market really well located and we were really excited because I I had a little kitchen and we were GONNA do like Christmas dinner with ourselves. We're sharing it with like four other people because we were broke off and actually this was a splurge from us because we'd only been doing in hostels up until this point so the fact that we had a private room and there were only like five. Other people in the apartment was really exciting time. We wanted to ball for Christmas. You now it turns out that the entire AIRBNB was really this guy's office no idea what he does but he lives a couple of doors down and the first sign of problems was I think our first tonight or something. We were cooking and we broke a bottle of warchest. Show your however you say that sauce Wurster Wester Sauce it is not worcester sauce. Saw forty-seven letters in this word. forty-seven towns in England named Worcester and also one in Massachusetts. We're supposed to believe Massachusetts that one I now I was born in Massachusetts Worcester. You can say like Worcester if that makes you feel about my dad always called. It works for us. That's not accurate not at right okay. worchester sauce now. Okay now anyway so we had to call him over after we broke the bottle but they were like super cool about it and they were like a you. I'm pretty fucking clumsy. Era should all the time usually. It's not in somebody else's kitchen but gave the guy came over and he was really he was like. Oh it's fine it's cool. It's no problem hindsight inside. He was probably like these fucking American. He was yeah he definitely already hated us. So then it's like Christmas Eve and we've gone like this really cute little we'll butcher and we'd gotten pork belly. I think we looked up like the name for an advanced. Don't remember and we were GonNa GonNa Cook it the Danish way rate with fruit and all spice and all this really great stuff that we had to shop for for that specific meal yes cooked are really amazing Christmas dinner. It was super romantic and we were like. Oh Wow Christmas honeyman while great and then this dude comes home let like two in the morning in the morning. Just like Hi-fi Ah Shit just scream in his fucking head off pounding on our door Christmas and we're like what what's what's up like did what's going on their fire. Here's his first grievance. The House smells like Bacon. Because first of all you're welcome. Yeah no no it. Didn't the kitchen smelled kind of like bacon because we made like delicious Danish pork belly for Christmas dinner. Why are you here at two in the morning on Christmas before the delicious Bacon I can smell has a chance to air out and the second problem that he had was that there was a stain on his coach? which was definitely there when we arrive? 'cause I remember looking at it and being like Oh but also you get what you pay for. And it was a cheap place. But also his evidence circumstantial at Best I. One of the guests was a doctor and he said there's no way it could have been them because he's a doctor. That was the whole argument. Like congratulations but like doctors spill bill shit too because we you know broken entire bottle of worcester sauce teammate. Now I can't say it either. So just because he has more schooling doesn't mean that he doesn't have the ability spill something on the couch. Your Dad for instance Super Smart Successful respect to the hell out of him and I see him spill something on every piece of furniture he sits on. That's true. That's that's where I got it. That makes so much sense now and the other person just happened to be this guy's friend and I love my friends but I know which stains on our couch which are from us and which are from our friends can just feel my eyes. Just glare and you're right now. I mean we're getting rid of that couch soon anyway so now but the point is it wasn't us it wasn't it really wasn't we sat on that couch exactly once and we didn't have anything to eat or drink on it and then he like when went on this rampage on AIRBNB. He left US nasty review and then we like had to like nasty review him back and then I had to appeal to AIRBNB and be like. I don't want to pay for this dude. You ruined Christmas. Because we spent like the actual day of Christmas. We were just sad and depressed and afraid of getting near the couch and ruined the day of Christmas for us to Airbnb as credit. They responded with essentially. What was your fuck that Guy And then refunded. They helped us out and we were in Bruges so like Airbnb but then we stepped outside and it was magical Swan Qalandia with Christmas markets and amazing beer and like awesome waffles and chocolate cod. It's fast it's also. What a shitty way to wake up on Christmas? Yeah whatever that was literally the only negative that we have about Bruce and it's super avoidable. Just don't stay at that specific Airbnb with that specific guy. I really hope that he doesn't actually.

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"belfry tower" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

04:02 min | 2 years ago

"belfry tower" Discussed on KOMO

"Afternoon. I'm Rick van Cise with editor Jeremy grater Lisa has the afternoon off in headlines. House speaker Nancy Pelosi acknowledging there is a divide among Democrats on impeaching President Trump, the California congresswoman added that it's clear the president has engaged in highly unethical and unscrupulous behaviour which does not bring honor to the office and the theme park company SeaWorld has published new data from its captive killer whales information that scientists here say could help inform how they go about trying to save sick or stranded orcas in the Pacific northwest and elsewhere when the Notre Dame cathedral burned in France, the flames were too hot for firefighters to continue working inside the ancient structure, but thanks to a massive firefighting robot crews continue trying to save the building and conditions too dangerous for humans Washington Post innovations reporter, Peter Holly has taken a real close. Look at this colossus robot. And talked to komo's Tom hutler about how instrumental was this colossus in saving Notre dog from completely burning and tell us a little bit more about it. If you listen to what the French firefighters were saying. Machine. A lot of credit. What happened was that? The fire was racing to orange the towers belfries towers are too massive bells and the fear was that with the wind. And if I was moving that they weren't going to be able to save the belfries. Inside the church, and so at that point, they actually moved the robot into the church, remove the firefighters and were able to start spraying down the walls and boring temperature in there, which is crucial to the the effort to save the church is this something that the colossus was designed for and by this. I mean, an eight hundred fifty year old cathedral, or is it designed for something more modern. Needs to go. Joystick they need to have a lot of space to use these things. But certainly they didn't expect to use it inside the Notre Dame. How quickly is? This robotic firefighting catching on is this something that's becoming a more and more common. It is catching on fairly quickly in in the early stages of development. But the idea is that someday soon color next five ten fifteen years. You're gonna have firefighters relying on robots that can go into buildings, and it says the danger before people go in there, the idea that they're going to have sensors and be able to see through smoke and assess kind of the the danger human. You have to put themselves at risk what kind of expenses. Are. We talking about for fire departments who might want to invest in firefighting robots. At this point. This seems to be fairly early over. This is clearly an expensive machine in it's a thousand pounds. It's large and sore. You know, our department you're going to invest in these things I'm guessing it's going to be quite a bit of money initially. All right. Peter, thanks so much for being with us. That's a great story worth a read at Washington Post dot com. And again, that's komo's Tom hutler. Speaking with Peter Holly from the Washington Post, and I kinda part of the Oregon coast is slowly getting erased geologists predict Oregon's iconic haystack rock Willie wrote away in the next two to three thousand years, according to the daily story and volunteers and staff members with the haystack rock awareness program. The damage has already started that's take extra precautions for visitors because large chunks of the rock keep falling off. Now, it's komo's Franklin's reporting. President Trump announcing on Twitter that he will not move forward to put Herman Cain on the Federal Reserve Board wrote on Twitter that Herman Cain has asked to be removed from consideration for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board and added quote, I will respect his wishes the president called Kane a great American who truly loves his country. The former CEO of Godfather's pizza was a Republican. In presidential candidate in two thousand twelve but Kane drop down after allegations of sexual misconduct. Several Republicans senators publicly opposed Kane for the fed board. And there have been increasing pressure on the White House to remove him from consideration. Karen Travers, ABC news, the White House. And it's three twenty year. Komo propel insurance money update. Jim chess goes watching the numbers stocks put in a mixed performance to open the new week on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrials.

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"belfry tower" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast

Politics and More Podcast

05:56 min | 2 years ago

"belfry tower" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast

"This is the political scene a weekly conversation with New Yorker writers and editors about politics. It's Thursday, April eighteenth, I'm Dorothy wakened an executive editor of the New Yorker on Monday evening fire ravage Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, destroying it spire and its roof but much of the medieval structure and its historical treasures were spared. The consecration came at a moment of political reckoning for Francis. President Emmanuel Macron that night. He was due to give a speech outlining his response to the yellow vest crisis, which has been agitating the country since last November instead macro rushed to Notre Dame, which he described as the epicenter of Parisian life. He toured the scene and delivered a televised address the next day to rebuild the cathedral as soon as possible. Radice? Well, I've folks knew some super the bet I'm telling you this tonight with force of we are people of builders we have so much to rebuild. So yes, we will rebuild the Notre Dame cathedral even more beautifully. I want this to be done within five years. We can do it and here again, we will mobilize Lauren Collins joins me from Paris to discuss the mood in the city. And why this tragedy may offer a possible moment of political renewal for president Macron and France, Lauren, welcome. Thanks dorothy. I wish it were happier occasion. But I'm glad to be speaking with you nonetheless may to it's been too long. So just a few weeks before the fire. You were actually inside the forest in Notre Dom that lattice of wooden beams under cathedrals roof. You were doing some reporting on the renovations that were then under way, could you tell us a little bit about what you saw on there. So I had started thinking about a piece on renovations in the fall. And I went up kind of in the rafters and around on the Baillieu straw. I guess you would call them of the belfry towers and all that I had finally decided I was gonna write something at the end of March. And so I think on March twenty seventh. It was I took a construction elevator up, you know, two hundred feet to the top of the roof and was able to poke around in the scaffolding and seeing that was going on up there. And I was there, and I was kind of looking out over all if Paris, and it's this incredible experience both the kind of panorama, but then a close you see things like there was little pigeon that had made a nest right in the neck of one of the gargoyles. And so I was thinking what what luck this is to get to do this. And you know after Monday, it seems like historical luck more than just a nice thing to have. Gene, you wrote about it really vividly for the New Yorker website about the limestone that was so fragile that you brushed a finger against it. Ran like sand through an hourglass. I wondered whether it is believed that the restoration effort might be partly to blame. You were you interviewed alleviate Bumgarner of technician who is working on the restoration who said very poignantly in wanting to give her a second youth. We have perhaps destroyed her and just to be clear, you know, that was no admission of blame on his part. He finished the job on Thursday last week before the fire started on Monday. I think it helps to think of building like Notre Dame as a living building. You know, kind of like we say the constitution is a living document. It's never finished. I mean, there's always something falling apart that has to be replaced. I don't think there you could ever come to a moment of stasis in the life of the building like that that has evolved over centuries and centuries that century. Isn't has different parts that are kind of living in volving falling apart on different timelines. But yeah, I mean the the renovation desperately needed to happen. It got started later than it should have the money was not exactly pouring in for it. I mean, I was there under the auspices of foundation that had been put together in this kind of ad hoc manner. Just looking to raise money from Americans for the renovation. I love the story in the times this morning about father for new the chaplain of the Paris fire department who led the effort to rescue the treasures, including the crown of thorns and the nail and piece of wood said to have been part of the cross used in the crucifixion within they had an amazing plan in place. Whatever rounds of blame assigning finger-pointing. We'll go on in in the wake of the fire. The firefighters had hundred firefighters. Who were trained to find and rescue relics, and they had all of these protocols. I mean, for instance, they didn't use the water cannons at full force out of concern for the rose windows, which. Wonderfully and seemingly miraculously were saved. They were able to go in and get these relics that are of historical and also deep religious importance. I remember the thing that really stuck out to me, you know, from the chaplain's testimony was he said that he was inside Notre Domine that there was an orange and red rain falling down around him. Also to drum has such an extraordinary history has revived far worse than what it has just been through during the French revolution as I've been reading it was looted and partly destroyed and then rededicated as a temple to the goddess reason and in World War Two, of course, Hitler had ordered Nazi troops to reduce all of Paris. Notre Dom in particular to a pile of rubble. So I'm just curious about what the response has been in Paris by Parisians.

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"belfry tower" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest

Slate's Culture Gabfest

07:17 min | 2 years ago

"belfry tower" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest

"Preserved and then burned. That's crazy. When I went in. There was kind of climbing around into rafters how? This experience in other French churches and cathedrals to you think they're these, you know, kind of corporate really sanitized national monuments. I mean, you think okay? What is it thirty five thousand people go to Notre dominant must be like, really, you know, you're thinking like people who went to business school or running these things and they're not. I mean, there are these these living monuments, and that was what I was struck. By was when I was up on the roof and looking at these things, I mean, they're just like weird things lying in corners. There little parts of statues that have fallen off. And you know, somebody's just put them somewhere. I mean, it's not like it's all so rationalized as when we think I mean, I remember going in a part of central piece, for instance, that's not open to the public. But they, you know, do a tour every second Sunday or something and people were living up there in kind of grace than favor apartments until the nineteen seventies. And they would have parties and like there were still kind of posters on the walls. And. I mean, you really do get this like, you know, Hunchback of Notre DM sense that they're just like strange, you know. Beings, and remnants and spirits and things crawling around up there. So I mean, I felt much the same way you did Dana as soon as it became clear that the belfry towers, we're gonna stand I felt a giant sense of relief. Just kind of knowing that at least, you know, from the front where everybody goes in Notre donnas. We know it would would remain an ice doom. The entire building has been documented down to square inch. Right and can be reproduced. Obviously, it's not gonna be the original materials, but that again is going to be part of a cycle of destruction. And renewal that it's been going through for eight hundred years. I mean, there is some precedent for this because usually around was bombarded by the Germans nineteen fourteen. And I think they had a bunch of hails inside because they were using it as a hospital anyway in fire. Hey lead roof the whole thing like caught siren bubbled and burned and was totally obliterated. And that was rebuilt. I think there's a lot of help from the Rockefellers actually, but Americans were Americans were into that. And it was known as the mortar cathedral in France. But it was it was rebuilt beautifully. And I mean, if you go there today, and you don't know what happened you kind of kind of wouldn't so, yeah, it's not it's not the first time this has happened and. Notre Dame was laser scanned right in the last decade somewhat believe leaders candidate to the nearest micrometer. Whatever what's interesting to me about that. Is that in rebuilding? You are I'm so curious about whether they will replicate it as it was whether they will attempt to replicate the aegis of it, you know, this as you say, this sort of Chretien of of decades and centuries of of just oddments, and and unlikely bits and bobs here, and there are sort of part of what makes it I think such a an emotional place to go into the sense that you can see everywhere. Not just the big history. Right. The huge stained glass windows, or the or the things that have been there for hundreds or thousand years, but you can also see the the evidence of the accretion of history that on every wall and in every corner and. That seems hard to replicate a renew or maybe the rebel from the fire will just become another set of Chretien's and and additions to the structure. Like, you know, just I mean, I went to bed with the sense of just total grief and woke up with this kind of sense of opportunity. I'm like do something crazy because you know, you don't have to just like, you know, replicate feeling let let's have a puppy. Do Notre Dahmer. I mean, you could I don't know. I have this like, you know. I have to say I did not see that coming. Learn goals. The more. You read about the history of you realize that you really could like stick absolutely anything up there. And in two hundred years have people think that it was a memorial. You know, what would be at once historically accurate and also just a completely insane step to take the the statues in the front the sculptures of saints and religious figures all across the front were originally painted and gilded. They were bright color, just like Greek statues that we think of as white set us were I mean that would be a way to sort of take it take it to the studs and let it start aging again. I. Or replace images of the Madonna with images of Madonna. Got to be a peekaboo gargle L up there somewhere. Gagua? Do we haven't even talked about gargoyles gargling artists? They just like take people's faces. They know and stick him on there. I mean, think of what you could do with like, you know, free reign on some gargoyles. Wanna make play the we're being giddy because of a sense of relief, it what was not destroyed not irreverence for what has been destroyed be crying during the segment, and I'm really happy that we ended in laughing. I know me too Lauren you are resident of Paris. And therefore, the building is part of the semi-conscious furniture of your mind. But there's must still be maybe one experience which really stands out is significant for you with with Notre on. My really significant experience was a repertory all one it was going up there and holding the head of Saint Andrew, you know, in my arms like it was a puppet show. I had my, you know, this kind of stuck up in his neck. That was what I was up there doing that Dan March they were dismounting the statues of the apostles and taking them they're going to take them to workshop somewhere outside of Paris to be restored. And that was just like one. The most incredible things I've ever done. I didn't wanna go down. This is reflected in the beautiful kicker of your peace, which I'd love to read the saints bodies were joined with their heads last week at the artisans workshop workshop in pronounce it for me Paraguay goo. Yeah. That's. They are the city centuries. It's way posts the bombers of a billion photos, the inhabitants of an errand Aaron de small in the sky. They at least are safe Lauren. You are a new friend of the program and fought it is great to finally have you on the show. I'm sorry for the occasion. But lovely lovely finally to speak with you. Thanks for coming up here. When next time thanks so much for having me. All right now is the moment in our podcast. We talk about our sponsored data. 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"belfry tower" Discussed on 790 KABC

790 KABC

07:44 min | 2 years ago

"belfry tower" Discussed on 790 KABC

"And this combines two of our favorite beams literary, themes and historical ones. Paul reveres ride is a poem by an American poet Henry Wadsworth longfellow, and it commemorates the actions of American patriot Paul revere on April eighteen seventeen seventy five longfellow was inspired to write the poem after visiting the old north church in Boston and climbing its tower and April fifth eighteen sixty he began writing the poem the very next day. It was published in the January eighteen sixty one issue of the Atlantic monthly listen, my children, and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul revere on the eighteenth of April in seventy-five hardly. A man is now alive who remembers that famous day and year. He said to his friend if the British marched by land or sea from the town tonight, hang a lantern aloft and the belfry arch of the north church tower has a signal light one if by land and two if by sea, and I on the opposite shore will be ready to ride and spread the alarm through every Middlesex village and palm for the country folk to be up and to arm, then he said good night with muffled or silently road to the Charlestown shore, just as the moon rose over the bay where swinging wider moorings lay the Somerset British man of war, a phantom ship with each and Spar across the move like a prison bar and a huge black. That was magnified by its own reflection. Meanwhile, his friend through alley and St. wanders and watches with eager ears. In the silence around him. He hears a muster of men. The Barrick door the sound of arms and the tramp of feet and the measured tread the grenadiers marching down to their boats on the shore. Then he climbed the tower of the old north church by the wooden stairs with stealthy tread into the belfry chamber overhead and startled the pigeons from their perch on the Sambre rafters that around him made masses and moving shapes shade by the trembling ladder steepen tall to the highest window in the wall where he paused to listen and look down a moment on the roofs of the town and the moonlight flowing overall. Beneath in the churchyard the Dan and their night encampment on the hill wrapped in silence, so deep and still that he could hear like a sentinel tread the watch overnight win as it went creeping along from tent to tent and seeming to whisper. A moment only. He feels the spell of the place on the hour and the secret dread of the lonely belfry and the dead. Suddenly all his thoughts are bent on a shadowy something far away with a river widens to meet the bay a line of black that bands and float on the rising tide like. Of boats. Meanwhile, impatient to mountain ride booted and spirit with a heavy stride on the opposite shore walked Paul revere. Now, he patted his horses side now gazed at the landscape far and near then impetuous stamped the earth and turned and tightened his saddle girth, but mostly he watched eager search the belfry tower of the old north church as it rose above the graves on the Hugh loan and spectrum and somber and steel. As he looks on the boundaries height a glimmer of light, he springs to the saddle the bridal. He turns lingers and gazes still fall on his site. A second lamp in the Pelfrey burns, a hurry of hoops and a village street a shape in the moonlight in the dark and beneath from the pebbles and passing a Spock struck out by a Steed flying. Fearless and fleet that was all and yet through but bloom and the light the fate of a nation was writing that night and the sparks struck out by that Steed in his flight, kindle the land and took flame with its eat. He has left the village and mounted the steep and beneath him tranquil, and broad and deep is the mystic meeting the ocean tides and under the authors that skirt it's edge. Now, soft on the sand out loud on the lead heard the tramp of his Steed as he rides. It was twelve by the village clock when he crossed the bridge into Medford town. He heard the crowing of the cock and the barking farmers dog and felt the dam of the river. Dog that rises after the sun goes down. It was won by the village clock when he galloped into Lexington. He saw the gilded weathercock swim in the moonlight as he passed and the meeting house windows blank and bear gaze at him with a spectral glare as if they already stood a gas at the bloody work. They would look upon. It was to by the village Clark. When he came to the bridge in concord town, he heard the bleeding of the flock on the Twitter of birds among the trees and felt the breath of the morning breeze blowing over the meadows Brown. And one was safe and asleep in his bed. Who at the bridge would be first to fall who that day would be lying dead pierced by a British musket ball. You know, the rest in the books. You have read the British regulars fire then fled. How the farmers gave them ball or ball? From behind each Benson farmyard wall chasing, the Redcoats down the lane then crossing the fields to emerge a game under the trees at the turn of the road and only pausing the fire and load. So through the night road, Paul revere. And so through the night went his cry of alarm to every Middlesex village and farm cry of defiance and not of fear of voice in the darkness a knock at the door and a word that shall echo forevermore for born on the night wind of the passed through all our history to the last in the hour of darkness and payroll and need the people will waken and listen to hear the hurrying hoop pizza that Steed and the midnight message of Paul revere. And what are reading and what a story, folks. Longfellow visits the old north church tower out. This comes the next day gets the Atlantic monthly January eighteen sixty one still as relevant today as ever this story, reminding us how it all started. This is our American stories. my pillow for.

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"belfry tower" Discussed on Stories Podcast

Stories Podcast

02:04 min | 4 years ago

"belfry tower" Discussed on Stories Podcast

"Meanwhile his friend through alley and street wanders and watches with eager ears till in the silence around him he here's the muster of men at the baruch door the sound of arms in the tramp of feet and the measured tread of the grenadiers marching down to their boats on the shore then he climbed the tower of the old north church by the wooden stairs with stealthy tread to the belfry chamber overhead and startled the pigeons from their perch on the somber rafters that round him made masses and moving shapes of shade by the trembling ladder steep and tall to the highest window in the wall where he paused to listen and looked down a moment on the roofs of the town and the moonlight flowing overall beneath in the church chard lay the dead in their night encampment on the hill wrapped in silence so deep and still that he could hear like a sentinels tread the watchful night wind as it went creeping along from tend to tent and seeming to whisper all is well a moment only he feels the spell of the place and the hour in the secret dread of the lonely belfry and the dead for suddenly all his thoughts are bent on a shadowy something far away were the river widens to meet the bay a line of black that benz and floats on the rising tide like a bridge of boats meanwhile impatient to mountain ride booted and spurred with a heavy stride on the opposite shore walked paul revere now he padded his horses side now he gazed at the landscape far near then impetuous stamped the earth and turned and tightened his saddle girth but mostly he watched with eager search the belfry tower of the old north church as it rose above the graves on the hill lonely and spectral and somber and still and low as he looks on the belfries height a glimmer and then a gleam of light peace springs to the saddle the bridal he turns but lingers in gazes till full on his site a second lamp in the belfry burns.

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