Pot-pourri 38. (I think)



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. πŸ™‚

42 thoughts on “Pot-pourri 38. (I think)

  1. 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

  2. Crested cranes are very beautiful, they deserve their place on Uganda’s CoA. Great shot, thanks Alex! πŸ™‚

    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. πŸ˜› 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. πŸ™‚

    Impressively realistic the “fishing” of the big guy by the small guy on the roof. He literally got big guy’s back. πŸ™‚

    City flowers are lifeless; forest flowers are… dangerous. Something in-between would be great. Oops, ya estoy borracho only by looking at the borrachero. πŸ˜€

    Are those birds attacking the Princess (Hitchcock style) or are they coming to her rescue? Only the artist (Sam Flores ?) knows. πŸ™‚
    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. πŸ™‚

    • 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 πŸ˜€ regarding the chapel and the missing statue). Keep an eye on it. πŸ˜‰

        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. πŸ™‚

        Anyway, you probably know all that; it may still be interesting for the readers. Enjoy a fine weekend, mon ami.

  3. 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..

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