Tag Archives: Fire

(Extra)ordinary

By Vladimir Brezina

A fire? Nothing out of the ordinary.

But a fire in a cozy fireplace in a New York apartment, deep inside a high-rise building? We are already beginning to appreciate how extraordinary that is, as winter is surely coming

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A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, (Extra)ordinary.

Travel Theme: The Four Elements

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge for this week is The Four Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.

Earth

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Air

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Fire

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Water

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And, finally, the Quintessence, the fifth element, “that which God used in the delineation of the universe” (Plato); which, unlike the four terrestrial elements, has no qualities (it is neither hot, cold, wet, or dry) and is incapable of change (Aristotle); and which is “subtler than light” (Fludd). (The last property makes it tricky to photograph.)

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