CARAVANSARY

Caravansary - This year we will create a caravansary that occupies the crossroads of a dreamland: a bazaar of the bizarre wherein treasures of every sort, from every land and age, flow in and out to be flaunted, lost, exploited and discovered. This is not a tourist destination, but a home for travelers who come here bearing gifts. Amid the twisting and the turnings of its souk, participants will come upon an inexhaustible array of teeming goods and unexpected services. Anyone may pose as 'merchant' here, and anyone may play a 'customer', but nothing in this strange emporium shall have a purchase price — no quid, no pro, no quo — no trade at all will be allowed in this ambiguous arcade. According to a rule of desert hospitality, the only thing of value in this 'marketplace' will be one's interaction with a fellow human being.

Re: CARAVANSARY

Postby *Kat* » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:55 pm

Well... This IS caravansary-related, right? :mrgreen:

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Re: CARAVANSARY

Postby ^Rhino! » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:24 am

It is, even if it's a rework of an old Johnny Carson insult to Ed McMahon when he was playing his character 'Karnak the Magnificent'.

First, Johnny Carson, then Jay Leno, now a new guy.....fuck, i'm getting older.....I'm on my third 'Tonight Show" host.
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Postby unjonharley » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:17 am

H.G.Crosby wrote:.
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Re: CARAVANSARY

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:32 am

throwback thursday.


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Re: CARAVANSARY

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:47 pm

Magic words: It's not my camel.
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Re: CARAVANSARY

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Re: CARAVANSARY

Postby Sunbeam56 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:23 pm

That's a lovely image, H.G..... Well done :)
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Re: CARAVANSARY

Postby ^Rhino! » Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:19 am

The Charlie Chan movie (1931) "The Black Camel"

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Re: CARAVANSARY

Postby BBadger » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:14 am

I've got your bucket list right here.

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Re: CARAVANSARY

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:07 am

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Re: CARAVANSARY

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:37 am

i noticed the similarities today between our public market, here in rochester, and the Souk, the Caravansary.

It is one of the oldest and most successful public markets in the country.

it is the only place, where on any given saturday, you can hear 50 different languages, see 50 different shades of skin color and have young and old attend.

sure, it's got great fruits and veggies, and socks and spices and dvd's and donuts, milk, eggs and cheese, but you can get those ANYWHERE.

this is a social thing.

people actually come out of their cloistered suburbs to venture into the heart of downtown.

its beautiful.

it's a safe zone, a free city within a city, all are welcome, nobody hassles anyone else, unless it's in a good natured ball-busting rochester kinda way.

and people talk....they tell stories, they enjoy the scenery, argue politics and religion, play chess and drink coffee.

it seems to be a great equalizer...EVERYBODY goes to the market, don't shit where you buy your peaches, duh...

i think that Larry, in his infinite wisdom may have fingered something out...

We need the Souk....we need the Sanctuary and the free flow and exchange of ideas and cultures.





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Re: CARAVANSARY

Postby ^Rhino! » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:05 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:i noticed the similarities today between our public market, here in rochester, and the Souk, the Caravansary.

It is one of the oldest and most successful public markets in the country.

it is the only place, where on any given saturday, you can hear 50 different languages, see 50 different shades of skin color and have young and old attend.

sure, it's got great fruits and veggies, and socks and spices and dvd's and donuts, milk, eggs and cheese, but you can get those ANYWHERE.

this is a social thing.

people actually come out of their cloistered suburbs to venture into the heart of downtown.

its beautiful.

it's a safe zone, a free city within a city, all are welcome, nobody hassles anyone else, unless it's in a good natured ball-busting rochester kinda way.

and people talk....they tell stories, they enjoy the scenery, argue politics and religion, play chess and drink coffee.

it seems to be a great equalizer...EVERYBODY goes to the market, don't shit where you buy your peaches, duh...

i think that Larry, in his infinite wisdom may have fingered something out...

We need the Souk....we need the Sanctuary and the free flow and exchange of ideas and cultures.





all animals go to the watering hole...even godzilla



Simon, after going to the local farmer's market on the weekend, I would agree with you.

While we don't have chess players, we do have the coffee.

We have more fresh fruits and vegetables than most, since we're in the heart of the corn belt. Not only do we have the fruits and vegetables, we have the legacy heirloom seeds and plants available. NO GMO shit. It's also the heart of innovative commerce. One vendor sells honey ice cream. It's like heaven, because there's no high-fructose corn syrup involved, and he's a beekeeper. His ice cream ranks up with the best of the local custards as far as taste goes.

It doesn't end in the winter. It moves into a former mall, and even higher education gets into the game. University Extension comes in each fall and sells chestnuts during the chestnut season. Ever hear of butternuts? They're highly sought after for candies, but they have the trees locally....better known as white walnuts.

Languages? On a weekly basis, French (one beekeeper I know of), German (Amish and Mennonite vendors), Korean (vegetable vendors), Chinese (vegetable vendors), Japanese (vegetable vendors), English, Farsi, and Arabic. Politically, there's a range across the spectrum. AND, live music performances 'set the stage' if you'll pardon the pun.

We hold ours right across the street from a major grocery store, and the farmer's market does more business when it's open. Plus, you can't get fresh goat's cheese at the grocery store.
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Re: CARAVANSARY

Postby AntiM » Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:31 pm

I love butternut extract for baking, but it is hard to find out here. Makes yummy poundcake.
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Re: CARAVANSARY

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:40 am

AntiM wrote:I love butternut extract for baking, but it is hard to find out here. Makes yummy poundcake.


i'm going to the market RIGHT NOW....i will look for some... 8)
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Re: CARAVANSARY

Postby Crankful » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:57 pm

Ok, I suffered through all the camel comments and I need to know just how the marketplace is going to work, any ideas?
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I wrote a little song - "Caravansary Street"

Postby Grokstar » Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:33 am

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Re: CARAVANSARY Street Song

Postby Grokstar » Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:25 am

Sorry, I can't seem to get the link to the song to embed. You can find it by going to YouTube and searching for Caravansary Street.

I've been to 12 Burns, but can't make this years. So this song came to me. I know its not perfect, but my friend helped me and we recorded it in about an hour in his garage. Would love it if anyone wants to adapt or re-record it. Anyway, hope you like it and hope you have a great Burn.

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Re: CARAVANSARY

Postby Jovankat » Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:59 am

Here ya go... :)

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Re: CARAVANSARY

Postby Blueschaser » Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:23 am

Since I just got my tix yesterday (NO email notification)(NO postal sign-off), this song over morning coffee has got me fired up! Now to get serious about sorting the gear over next 30 days. Wonderful song.
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Re: CARAVANSARY Street Song

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:36 am

Grokstar wrote:Sorry, I can't seem to get the link to the song to embed. You can find it by going to YouTube and searching for Caravansary Street.

I've been to 12 Burns, but can't make this years. So this song came to me. I know its not perfect, but my friend helped me and we recorded it in about an hour in his garage. Would love it if anyone wants to adapt or re-record it. Anyway, hope you like it and hope you have a great Burn.

All roads lead
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Do you have BBCode on? It's not the default, so it's kinda mind-fucky. Go to your control panel or do it just when you want to imbed things.
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Re: CARAVANSARY

Postby jewelzontheplaya » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:00 am

Jovankat wrote:Here ya go... :)

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Re: CARAVANSARY

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Re: CARAVANSARY

Postby Grokstar » Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:36 pm

Thank you Jovankat and Cryptofishist.
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