In the realm of reality, Carcosa is better known as Fort Macomb, a 19th-century brick fortress that once guarded the waters of Chef Menteur Pass in New Orleans. Fort Macomb, originally known as Fort Chef Menteur, then Fort Wood, was completed in 1822. (The Americans had just fended off the British in the Battle of New Orleans and figured a few extra forts around the place couldn’t hurt.)
Fort Macomb saw some action during the Civil War — Confederate soldiers camped there until the Union captured New Orleans and took the fort for themselves. In 1871, Fort Macomb was decommissioned and has sat idle ever since. Crumbling, overgrown, and battered by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Gustav, it is too hazardous for the public to visit. But just hazardous enough for Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight was descending into confusion and acrimony on Wednesday as Vietnam called off part of its search pending further information from Malaysia.
As families spent a fifth day waiting for news of flight MH370, which vanished on Friday with 239 people on board, disagreements within the international search operation were surfacing and Malaysian officials failed to clarify the aircraft’s last known movements. Read more
Pictured: Indonesian air force crew pray before setting off to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. Photograph: Binsar Bakkara/AP
• Interpol: plane’s disappearance probably not terrorist linked
• Psychological probe into background of passengers and crew
• Passenger on stolen passport was an Iranian teenager
• 19-year-old trying to migrate to Europe, ‘not a terrorist’
• Search area extended west on theory the plane turned back
Read the latest summary and live coverage
Pictured: Interpol Secretary General Ronald Kenneth Noble speaks during a press conference where they display an image of two suspects from the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370. Photograph: Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images
Hi! My name is Çantika Marlangen. Çanti in Hindunese means ‘peace’—I guess my mother wanted me to have a peaceful life.
(Still not happened, I assure you).
I am 26 years minus 8 days old, graduated from University of Indonesia, majored in Psychology. I have spent the last 4 years in some rural areas of Indonesia, with no electricity, internet, or phone signal. Along with bumpy roads, crappy long hour travelling, sunburn, and a mad cow, I know that I am so lucky to have a life like mine.
I work in education area, especially in rural areas of Indonesia. I built a public library at Merauke, Papua. I provided training for teachers in East Borneo. I served as elementary school teacher in West Borneo. Somewhere between them, I got chased by a cow, watched the most beautiful sunset with the moon right beside it, ate snake, and took a photo of an eagle (which was sitting in the middle of the road, just like that).
I read, like, a lot. Sometimes I paint. I write. I always love good food. I want to have a tattoo but don’t have the courage to have one—also, it’s forbidden by my religious belief (yes, aaaaww). I like animals. I heart good movies. I believe that kids must be put under to sleep until they reach the age of 8. I can not wear earrings—unless it is made from pure gold (anything made from iron or silver will make my ears rash and itchy). My most favorite flower is rose, the red one.
I have to continue packing. I’ll see you around later!