Cable car. San Francisco. 1965.
Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Thalie or Thalia was the eighth of the nine Greek muses. She ruled over comedy, theatre and poetry. (This picture is for my friend April)
Hyrax at Serengeti, Tanzania, 1969. Not sure whether this picture was taken before or after the bl..dy thing bit me. (No, Monica, I did not beat him) 🙂
Maillol’s statues are spread across the Tuileries garden facing the Louvre. Some in full display, some half hidden in a shrubbery maze. Next time you go to the Louvre make sure you take a stroll to see them.
Washington DC. 2015. Why this Tairona-style (Precolombian culture of Colombia) was displayed near M street beats me. 🙂
Howler monkey. Lacandon rain-forest. Chiapas, Mexico. 2013. (Photo courtesy my niece Diana Catalina) 🙂
Mail-box, Mexico city.
Mzima springs, Tsavo National Park, Kenya. c.1969.
Le pont des Arts, Paris. 2015.
Paris’ (inept) mayor, Anne Hidalgo, decided last year to pull out all the padlocks from the Pont des Arts. The sheer weight of the padlocks was tearing down the bridge. She then decided to create a “public space of expression” on the bridge. Picnics were also banned. No further comment Your Honor.
Street art. Mexico City Historical centre.
The capivara in Brazil, chiguïre in Colombia is the world’s largest rodent 50-60 cms high and can weigh up to 50 or 60 kilos. Well over 100 pounds. Brenda was the star pet at a camp on the Peruvian side of the Amazon. Quite friendly she would push with her – very large – head to be scratched. A distant – and much larger – relative of the guinea pigs, she would make a low chuckling sound. They can also whistle when anxious. Scratching better be good.
UN military convoy. Cyprus, 1967.
The year was 1967. Shortly after the six-day war. We were visiting an old Russian friend of my parents, in Cyprus, where she lived with her 5th or 6th husband, a Greek Cypriot. To drive from the Greek part of the island to the Turkish part one had to do so under the protection of a United Nations Blue Helmet military convoy. So much for cultural diversity. Civilian cars were lined up in the convoy escorted by UN military semi-armoured vehicles. Glad to report we were not attacked during the trip. Turkey invaded Cyprus in 1974. Back in 1967, it was quite an exciting trip. Ten years later, I would ride in many, many a military convoy as a Corporal in the French Army. Not nearly as fun. 🙂
Thank you for riding Equinoxio’s unarmed Time and Space Convoy.
Bon week-end a tutti.