Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nikola Tesla - The Genius Who Lit the World

Linda and I went to New York to visit Eli and Natalie and to celebrate Linda's birthday on September 14th. We took the Megabus, which let us off on West 28th Street. We walked east on our way to cousin Martha Danziger's place on the lower east side and we came across a handsome bust of Nikola Tesla at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sava at 168 East 28th. The church has a website with a very nice summary of his life and works.

I discovered that Linda and I were married on Tesla's birthday, July 10. He was born in 1856 and we were married in 1976 -- 120 years later. Be illuminated by coincidence.

So, where is he buried? According to the Tesla Society, he was cremated  at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Ardsley, NY. His ashes were interned in a golden sphere, Tesla's favorite shape, on permanent display at the Tesla Museum in Belgrade along with his death mask.

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