I blame the past relationships for what the person in a new one has to deal with. The scars that weren’t all healed which causes the person hurt to hold back in many aspects. They remember how it felt to be weak and vulnerable that no matter what they can tell themselves they truly can’t come out of this protective shield they built for their emotions. I’m the type of person that is big on emotion. I recognize that we all express our feelings in many different types of ways and that we sometimes feel the other person either lacks in expressing emotions or shows none at all if it isn’t shown the way we show our emotions for that person. I try not to put myself in that place because that’ll only create problems that probably weren’t there in the first place. So in figuring out I step back and observe ask questions and also listen but still the rear reserved heart speaks few. Sucks how another persons action in the past weighs out on the new person who is nothing but willing to correct all the wrong doing, and show that it’s okay to give in and let go. Not giving in is a sign of weakness and expresses the very thought that you are still caught up in believing all things turn out for the worst if your emotions are shown. Thus, leaving the very person who is nothing like the past people, stuck in confusion in all aspects of the relationship. Damn, why must the good get hurt? Why must the new suffer because of the past?
—  Manhattantoparis

This marks the 6000th post for Calumet 412 and as I have done for each 1000th, it is dedicated to the the notorious Levee, the city’s red light district. 

Home to the famous brothel the Everleigh Club (from which the name of the site comes), the Levee was located around South Dearborn Street, its epicenter lying between 21st and 23rd streets. Every building either housed a brothel, a gambling site or a bar, also known as a “sporting club.”

The attached photos show Dearborn around 21st street around 1910. If you look closely at the second photo, you can see the curtains parted in the window, someone beckoning the “lust-mad” men to come inside.


The Egyptian Osireion, located in Abydos.

At the back of the Temple of Seti I (r. ca. 1290–1279 BC), is this extraordinarily unique ‘dummy tomb’ known as the Osireion. This structure probably represented the burial place of Osiris, in the form of a primeval island. A sarcophagus was once situated on this artificial island, surrounded by water.

Photos taken by Olaf Tausch.