The Passage (Andy Narell album)
The Passage is an album by steelpan player Andy Narell, released in 2004 and recorded with the group Calypsociation. All tracks are composed by Andy Narell. "The Passage" – 10:13 "Song for Mia" - 8:05 "The Long Way Back" - 5:57 "Sea of Stories" - 9:17 "Mabouya" - 6:37 "Dee Mwa Wee" - 7:17 "Coffee Street" - 11:10 Andy Narell - tenor, double second, quaduet steel pans Mathieu Borgne - drums, percussion Laurent Lalsingué - tenor, double second Michael Brecker – tenor sax Paquito D'Rivera – alto sax Hugh Masekela – flugelhorn tenor: Olivier Wiren, Clement Bazin, Stéphanie N'Doye-Chevret, Sonia Descamps double tenor: Gwendel Wiren double second: Laurence Guerrini, Traci-Leigh Scarlett, Melodie Hammel, Etienne Huguenot, Delphine Denis, Marie Pelletier, Alice Courbrant triple guitar: Julie Goldstein, Magda Belaïd double guitar: Coline Hammel, Thomas Calavera 4 cello: Patrick Thine, Frédéric Deshuis, Agathe Delaporte, Donald Gellez tenor bass: Olivier Thomas, Jocelyne Baillon bass: José Babeu, Philippe Goldstein, Isabel Encinias, Nathalie Clérault, Smaïl-Smao Mekki, Bruno François percussion: Laurent Coatalen, Pernell Saturnino, Philippe Malique tuner: Darren Dyke
The Passage (2007 film)
The Passage is a 2007 thriller-horror film directed by Mark Heller and starring a large ensemble cast that includes Stephen Dorff, Neil Jackson, Abdel Ghani Benizza, Khalid Benchagra, Nick Dunning, Neil Fluellen. The film revolves around an American man falling for a Moroccan woman, they find out that their romance can put them in danger, so they seek out the help of people they know. Filming started in Morocco on October 1, 2006, it was released in the United States on March 18, 2007 and was released on DVD on September 5, 2007. Two friends and Adam travel to Morocco with the intention to relax and have a party. Adam thinks. While Adam prefers night life and parties, Luke writes a diary and takes numerous photographs of the Morocco and Moroccan way of life. During one of the walks across the city, Luke meets a Moroccan girl Zahra who offers him the help as a tourist guide, they are attracted to each other although they need to be careful not to violate local customs which forbid local women to have any close contacts with the foreigners.
Zahra recognizes Luke's interest in exploring Morocco and invites him and Adam to a two-day trip to a remote village in the Atlas Mountains to show Luke some sights which are unseen by most tourists. However, Adam decides to join them the next day; when Luke and Zahra arrive to the village, they go to the only hotel left but are turned away by the angry receptionist who does not allow unmarried couples to stay overnight. They are forced to find another location to spend the night and they find a local man who offers them to spend the night in one of his cabins, they gladly accept his offer and he takes them to the cabin. During the night Luke discovers a hidden tunnel. Curious to find out the purpose of those tunnels he finds out that these tunnels connect all cabins in the village. Zahra awakes and follows Luke and they explore the tunnel network further, they follow a strange noise and discover a room with an operating table and a chest freezer full of stainless steel boxes. Luke becomes frightened.
He and Zahra try to reach their cabin but find out that somebody has picked up all candles Luke used to navigate the dark tunnels. They enter another cabin whose door is locked. While Luke tries to open the door, somebody drags her to the tunnels. Trying to find her, Luke is ambushed by a man; the next morning Adam takes a bus trip to the village to join Zahra. When he arrives there he tries to find his friends but without success, he is approached by a man who offered the cabin to Zahra. Adam recognizes him as Hossef, an acquaintance of Adam who invited him to the village before, although Adam refused to go that time, he takes Adam to the cabin where Zahra spent the night. Once there, Adam finds Zahra, frightened but Luke has disappeared. Hossef grabs a lever and tries to hit Adam but Adam manages to avoid the strike and subdues Hossef. Together with Zahra they enter the tunnels in an attempt to find Luke, they again enter the room that Luke and Zahra found before and a terrified Adam sees Luke's corpse lying on the operating table.
It is revealed that the room is used for the illegal human organ harvesting and Zahra's role is to lure naive men into the village where they can be kidnapped and their organs taken. Adam is knocked down and regains consciousness tied up to the operating table with the team of surgeons preparing the surgical tools. Adam asks why he and Luke were kidnapped and a flashback reveals the past events which were staged to lure them into a trap - including a young girl who cuts Luke and a woman who scratches Adam during sex with the purpose of getting their blood samples; the film ends with Zahra approaching an English tourist, whom she offers some help like she did to Luke before. One of the stainless steel boxes with human organs is packed into the car and sent to the private hospital somewhere in the west; the Passage on IMDb The Passage at Rotten Tomatoes
Passage West is a port town in County Cork, situated on the west bank of Cork Harbour, some 10 km south east of Cork city. The town has many services and social outlets. Passage West was designated a conservation area in the 2003 Cork County Development Plan; the buildings in the town centre are late 18th and early 19th century, while the architecture of nearby Glenbrook and Monkstown is from the Victorian period. In 1690, at the time of the landing of the Duke of Marlborough with his army to lay siege to Cork, Passage was described as an insignificant fishing village, its development from an obscure hamlet to a town may be principally attributed to its deep safe anchorage. The advancement of Cork's commercial trade was an important benefit to Passage. Owing to the shallowness of the channel above the town, vessels of over 150 tons were unable to proceed to Cork, were compelled to discharge their cargoes here; these were either unloaded onto lighters and brought up the river to Cork or put ashore and taken to the city in carts or on horseback.
The only road to Cork was via Church Hill through the site of the present Capuchin Monastery at Rochestown and through what is now the entrance to the farmyard at Oldcourt, on to Douglas and Cork. In 1836 a new quay was built where the vessels could land their passengers and freight, it was no uncommon sight to see between 80 vessels anchored in the harbour. Sir John Arnott was chiefly responsible for the building of the Granaries, intended for the storing of the freight from the vessels, they cost £ 32,000 to build a day. The freight from one ship only was received there; when boats put into the dockyard for repairs the cargo was stored there until they were ready for sea. The town possessed three hotels and two dozen public houses; the dredging of the channel ended the importance of Passage as a port. The ferry between Passage and Carrigaloe promoted the trade of the town; until the opening of the Cork to Cobh Railway the traffic on this ferry was considerable. Between 200 and 300 covered-in cars brought passengers from Cork to Passage ferry daily.
In the first half of the 19th century, Cobh was the principal seaside resort in Munster, which richly benefited the Ferry. During the first twenty days of August 1836, over 20,000 people crossed on the ferry; this gave considerable employment. The boats were large flat-bottomed ones worked by a system of cables and pulleys, capable of taking heavy cargoes; this ferry dated back to the reign of James I or earlier. In his reign it was leased to a Patrick Terry for a yearly rent of 35 shillings; the fare was one penny for a cow, a horse, or six sheep, swine or goats. The opening of a railway line to Cobh caused the demise of the Passage ferry. In the 19th century, Passage West became a popular bathing resort for the citizens of Cork, the houses at Glenbrook and Toureen were in great demand during the summer. Fr. T. R. England, P. P. records in the Parish Register that Passage and more Monkstown had many visitors during the summer season. According to a census taken by him in 1831 the population of Passage was 1,457, of whom 1,136 were Catholics.
There were two hydropathic establishments in Glenbrook. The Victoria Baths was opened about 1808 and was prosperous for a while, it closed owing to lack of support soon after the extension of the railway to Monkstown. Judging by its ruins it was a pretentious building; the other baths were situated directly opposite the Victoria Baths and were run in conjunction with St. Ann's Hydro, a large hydropathic facility near Blarney. In front of the Glen was a large pier, much frequented until the railway was extended to Monkstown, it was practically abandoned and became so unsafe that it was removed. The opening of Passage railway station on the Cork and Passage Railway in June 1850 was much in the town's favour, as many visitors came to the town, for some time the railway terminus; the railway was extended to Monkstown in August 1902 and two years to Crosshaven. From that time Passage was no longer popular as Crosshaven taking its place; the railway was closed in 1932. Passage railway station opened on 8 June 1850 and closed on 12 September 1932.
In November 2007, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the closure of the railway, a historical walking and cycle trail was created. This was part funded by Cork County Council, it consists of a series plaques with explanatory text. The greatest of the Passage industries were the two dockyards. Hennessy's yard was situated in; the precise date of its opening is unknown. This yard had the distinction of launching in 1815 the City of Cork, the first steamship built in Ireland; the closing date of this dockyard is unrecorded. The other and bigger dockyard was the Royal Victoria Dockyard, laid down by Messrs. Henry and William Brown in 1832 and cost £150,000 to build and equip, it received its name from Queen Victoria on her first visit to Cork in 1849. It changed ownership several times. During World War I it did a wonderful business under Oliver Piper, employed over 1,000, he sold it to Messrs. Furness and Whity & Co. Ltd. who had another dockyard in Rushbrooke. In 1925 most of the workers were paid off owing to a slump in the shipbuilding trade, it completel