Finally have a reliable enough connection to update my blog. There are so many pictures I want to share from my Everest Base Camp Trek, but this is the one that took the most effort. After multiple nights of waiting for weather to clear, then learning that the Milky Way actually doesn’t come out of the horizon until after 1am, I finally got this shot outside of the village Gorak Shep at 3am.
At 16,900 ft, Gorak Shep is the last village before Everest Base Camp. At this elevation, it is difficult to sleep, which ironically, helped me get out of my sleeping bag into the freezing night. I’ve never seen so many stars or the Milky Way so clear before.
Benevol (1865-1939), an Italian by birth, was billed as a Mexican when performing in France. In 1894, anti-Italian sentiment among the French (because of the assassinating of their President) led Benevolo to assume a French form of his name and character of a Mexican, to explain his accent.
Benevol’s signature piece was a medieval beheading, (and restoration of detached head).
Decapitations and dismemberments have been common magical effect for centuries.