Crested cranes. Tsavo National Park. (c)ourtesy Alex. The crested cranes are most elegant birds, common across East Africa. They figure on Uganda’s coat of arms.
Dragos was absolutely right: I’d already posted this private chapel in Tlalpan, Mexico city. The above is after restoration. Below is before…
I‘m not entirely sure, but I think the chapel looked better before. See detail below:
“Food!”. Paris. 2015.
Little Tzotzil girl, San Juan Chamula, Chiapas, Mexico. 2011.
Hungry lion, Tsavo National Park, Kenya. Man? Do you seriously think you can take the elephant? (See the elephant legs?) (c)ourtesy Alex.
“Little bug”. “Sans” elephant.
I got your back! Paris. 2016.
City flower, Tlalpan. 2017.
Forest flower. Chiapas, Mexico, 2011. Called “borrachero” (drunkard) in some places of Latin America, Devil’s breath in other parts of the world, it produces scopolamine, a very strong hallucinogen mind-control drug.
The Princess was brooding. She had not received any likes on her Facebook account today. San Francisco, 2016.
See y’all soon. (SF 2016). Thank you for flying Equinoxio. 🙂
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Beautiful pictures. ❤ Kitty!!😆
The little girl looks sad to me. The princess without likes is in the most beautiful surroundings and she doesn’t even look up to see them. Great trip and thanks for the journey. Hugs
Love the “urban flower.”
Yes! isn’t it grand? How have you guys been? Sleepwise and waterwise? I mean flooding and rain?
Boy the winter has been a wet one. I live close (well relatively) to the Oroville dam that was breached if you happen to hear about it on the national news. Funny thing about California we will go from all this water and flooding to over 100 degree temps in no time at all.
We are good though. Thanks for asking.
I’d been meaning to ask, since the Oroville dam thing, but then I looked at the map and saw you were probably out of harm’s way. 😉 have a great week-end.
We definitely are. But my office sent people to help and the evacuation centers in our county were open to people and livestock. It’s quite a thing to behold.
I can imagine. It is one (of the many) thing(s) I like about the US: how, in case of emergency everybody gets in gear. Nice. 🙂
At least on the local level anyway…
Yeah, you’re (most) probably right. At the Federal level it probably… takes more time. Like arriving after the flood. 🙂
It sure does although it has gotten much better after learning from mistakes like Katrina.
I thought you might mention that. It’s also one thing about the US. How do I say that? In may parts of the world failure is shameful. And the shame cannot be acknowledged because it destroys the inner (and outer) self. So mistakes are made over and over again. The US mentality is different. If you screw up, it means you tried. But, just don’t screw up twice! Learn from your mistakes. And that is quite strong over there. Acknowledging mistakes is the first step of a learning curve. 😉
Well. Yes. Thank you for saying that. But often politics and pride get in the way of fixing things completely.
Oh yes. “Folly and ignorance, the common lot of Mankind”. Have a lovely week-end regardless. Have the rains subsided a bit?
They have. It’s been beautiful here this week. Almost springlike.
Glad. So you can out of your cabin fever and take little Colin for a stroll. 🙂
Crested cranes are very beautiful, they deserve their place on Uganda’s CoA. Great shot, thanks Alex! 🙂
The chapel looks good after restoration. Would’ve been a pity to let all that art fall into ruin. Indeed there were certain elements more visible before, in contrast with the background, namely the two-headed eagles and the lion (?) heads. Also the statues have been rotated clockwise, the one formerly to the left has gone missing. Maybe they were still restoring it at the time the (recent) photo was taken or they may have other reasons for leaving the top niche empty.
Oh and I’m always right. 😛 XD
You think you’re safe riding an elephant? Think again: tigers in action (non-SSL connection only)
(also check out the videos and GIFs in comments)
Maybe a lion is heavier and slower but he can do quite some damage. Ever been scratched or bitten by a “little bug”? Imagine what the “big bug” can do. 🙂
Impressively realistic the “fishing” of the big guy by the small guy on the roof. He literally got big guy’s back. 🙂
City flowers are lifeless; forest flowers are… dangerous. Something in-between would be great. Oops, ya estoy borracho only by looking at the borrachero. 😀
Are those birds attacking the Princess (Hitchcock style) or are they coming to her rescue? Only the artist (Sam Flores ?) knows. 🙂
The two parts of the painting were meant to be stuck to each-other, not separated. As they are now the lines have no continuity.
Well then, see you soon! And thank you for a smooth and (relatively) safe flight. 🙂
You are soo right! (That is normally my “province”) there has been some movement and the top centre saint is missing. Stolen? Maybe the details will be repainted later. I feel the contrasts were nice. I got bitten – badly – by Miao Dzedong once. (Vet’s fault!) Had to take antibiotics. Cats are “manageable” because of their small size. A cat the size of a lion would have you for breakfast! Thanks for your detailed comments. Take care. Brian.
Well, we got ourselves a mystery (Scooby Doo style 😀 regarding the chapel and the missing statue). Keep an eye on it. 😉
Small cats can be dangerous too, moreso when the human mistakenly thinks that due to their small size they would be gentle and fearful. Large cats… well, that’s another thing. Look up Marlice Van Der Merwe (or Etienne Verhaegen‘s channel) on YouTube.
Here’s one video with her taking a couple young lions through the desert: Run with lions. And there’s another one (lost the link) where title says something like “toys with group of cheetahs”, see how big cats behave towards a human. 🙂
Anyway, you probably know all that; it may still be interesting for the readers. Enjoy a fine weekend, mon ami.
And the tiger thing was impressive… 😦
Very impressive. You probably saw that animated GIF in comments where the two men threw something (food?) up in the air and the tigers jumped so high to catch it. They are extremely agile. And deadly.
I followed your link. 😉 Bon week-end.
You really see great things just roaming around. Hey, I like the little girl shot. That image is quite a story. 🙂
Thank you. To be honest, I-phones changed my life. I carry it in my back pocket. Walk around with my eyes up. See something. Snap. Et voilà. 🙂
Have a lovely week-end Iriz. (Buen fin) 🙂
Yeah, we have come so far with mobile functionalities. Keep capturing. You too, have a lovely weekend! 🙂
All the photos are great, Brian. But first is… gorgeous 🙂
Have an awesome weekend!
Mo-hugs and kisses ❤
Multumesc Mónica. The crested cranes? They’re by my youngest daughter. B-hugs back. Biz. ❤
Yes, the crested cranes :))
They are so cute.
Fabulous pix Brian. Loved little bug
Thank you Trisha. A very cute kitty.
Some great crazy faces here!
San Francisco? It is a photographer’s paradise. Such a lovely city. With so much… diversity. Loved it. Have you been there?
Oh boy have I been to San Francisco or what! I’m sitting on a trove of SF shots I’m not sure I’ll be able to publish anywhere.
Did you post any? I was looking for a search function on your blog.
(Oh, and thank you for spending time wandering around the posts) 😉
My pleasure Brian! I don’t have a laptop anymore and it has really slowed me down with getting around here on WP. Always great to catch up with you and your wonderful adventures.
No laptop? OMG. Well stuff happens. I hope you get one soon. They really are practical. I’ll try to keep up with the adventurous spirit. Take care Patti. Spring is coming. 🙂
Are you sure that lion isn’t eying up the person with the camera? Love that piece of street art from Paris, Brian, very inventive.
Cherish the urban flower…The young lady looks pitiful to me. The princess without preferences is in the most delightful environment and she doesn’t admire see them. Extraordinary trek and a debt of gratitude is in order for the voyage..
My pleasure. Thank you for your visit and comments.