Tuesday, December 21, 2004

draining the adriatic

The irrepressible César de Oliviera, aka Super Sharp, silver medalist in the prestigious Prémio Lopes-Graça de Composição for 2004, has posted his ideal house plans up at Hauptwege und Nebenwege. Before budding architects get too excited, he lists his desired specifications which include a library based on Borges, & it should also be noted that the gardens incorporate the Duchy of Luxembourg within the garden, & the swimming pool is given as the Adriatic Sea transported.

Which leads me into a koan of sorts. If you dig up the Adriatic Sea, then the Mediterranean Sea would rush in to fill up the space & the Adriatic Sea would therefore still be there. So would César's Sea be the real sea? Or a fallacy?

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