A new neighbor, a Mr. AutoPilotPaul Qork, has moved in to a lot in the Downs across the street from me, next to the Steampunk Resource Centre.
Mr. Qork appears to be a specialist in daguerrotypes produced by a specific type of camera, which he calls a Nikon.
Though I am happy to see the empty land once again filled (though the Guvnah has kindly planted tall trees to make those bare lots a little less barren), I must grumble just a little that yet another new neighbor has seen fit to ignore the rather loose thematic vision for the Downs and have a house that is more Charles Rennie Mackintosh than Victorian. (To be fair, Art Nouveau was indeed within the Victorian era. I am still entitled to grumble, however.)
[Edit 11/29/09 2:10 pm (SLT). The lot now has a much more soothing house upon it, as the picture below shows. I hope that the above carping was not the cause for the change, much as I think it's for the better. I am connected with reality enough to realize that a connection between the Journal entry and anything that happens in the Downs is unlikely.]