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“Sensuka” – A Poem by Alice Elm – Un poème d’Alice Elm

The Montreal poet and writer Alice Elm has written a stunningly beautiful poem, in French, that is directly inspired by my on-going “Views of an Imaginary City” series. The name of my invented city, which gives its name to this … Continue reading

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Views of an Imaginary City X – The Convent of the Holy Virgin of the Most Pure and Sacred Heart

X – The Convent of the Holy Virgin of the Most Pure and Sacred Heart All foreign faiths are tolerated within the territory of the Empire, so long as they do not interfere with the ruling authorities in secular matters. Catholicism … Continue reading

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Views of an Imaginary City IX – A Neighbourhood Beauty Remembered

A Neighbourhood Beauty Remembered: Narimoa in Peleosti It is not uncommon in the older neighbourhoods of Sensuka to come across a narimoa, a monument to a local beauty. The majority of these statues were created around a century and a … Continue reading

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Views of an Imaginary City VIII – A Neighbourhood Best Avoided after Dark

A Neighbourhood Best Avoided after Dark It’s a strange thing about those old narrow streets by the river in the eastern part of the Sofluri district. By day, the area is really quite picturesque and charming, with its cobbled passageways, its … Continue reading

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Views of an Imaginary City VII – The Stairway to Nowhere at Tanalisca

The Stairway to Nowhere at Tanalisca Sensuka is a city of many religious orders, and contains within its limits an incredible number of sanctuaries, convents, monasteries, and missions. The monastery of Tanalisca is among the most famous of these, owing … Continue reading

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Views of an Imaginary City V – Lisipéh Terraces

Lisipéh Terraces The Lisipéh Terraces take their name from Lisipéh hill, a rocky outcropping that rises steeply out of the narrow river valley upon which the centre of Sensuka is built. A century ago, owing to its forbidding topography, the … Continue reading

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Views of an Imaginary City IV – View of Rilito Harbour

View of Rilito Harbour The Sensuka suburb of Rilito is built around a fine harbour that has long made it a centre of the local fishing industry. In the last decade, however, the neighbourhood has acquired an unexpected fashionableness, owing … Continue reading

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