Archive for November, 2007

Devoured by America

November 30, 2007

Devoured by America, originally uploaded by AnomalousNYC.

This photo is accompanied by a long piece of commentary. Here is an excerpt:

In my city, one of the richest cities in the wealthiest country in human history, 39,000 homeless people sleep in shelters every single night. They represent only a sliver of the number of people who live here without work, without homes, without an education, without healthcare of any kind.

As the American military budget approaches $500 BILLION dollars a year, the USA can boast of declining literacy, declining health, declining social services, one of the worst infant mortality rates in the entire Western Hemisphere, more imprisoned citizens than any other country on earth, and a national debt that numbers in the trillions of dollars…

Ashridge Bluebells

November 30, 2007

Ashridge bluebells, originally uploaded by Today is a good day.

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Cap:

No photo can do the scene justice – the whole forest floor is carpeted with these. But this at least gives some idea of the density.

 

Walking with the Birds

November 30, 2007

walking with the birds

Walking with the Birds by Alex Caranfil.

Like this one – looks like a single shot to me, although I might be wrong.  Either way, it’s an arresting image.
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Blue & Gold

November 29, 2007

Can you guess what this is?, originally uploaded by Today is a good day.

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Love this one – I have no idea what it is. My guess is the base of some kind of container or tank.  It’s like an abstract painting – love the vivid blues and the way the white blends through yellow to gold.

Memories

November 29, 2007

old man

Tee by Simon Lyutakov.

Taxi Driver

November 29, 2007

taxi driver

Taxi by Simon Lyutakov.

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I like Simon’s work a lot – it’s crisp, original and compositionally strong.

Shoes

November 29, 2007

new shoes

Shoes by jan-Paul jongepier.

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Lovely piece of graphic design – I thought it was a cross-section of a Nautilus shell when I first looked at it.

Peru

November 28, 2007

arequipa, peru, originally uploaded by ryanluikens.

Tag search ‘south america’. Lovely feel to this one.

One of those Days

November 28, 2007

BAD DAY, originally uploaded by ElUltimoDeseo.

Tag search ‘south america’.

A continuation of my obsession with photos of umbrellas.

Hitch Hikers

November 28, 2007

Bomberos, originally uploaded by zerega.

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Tag search ‘south america’.

Cap:

In Perú from Huánuco to Tingo Maria, where the road from the Pacific coast across the Andes finds its way towards the Amazon lowlands. This is near the top of the last mountain pass. From there, soapbox rider can enjoy a vertical 1000 meters of gravity assisted ride.

As these kids help stranded truck drivers along the road, they’re called bomberos (firemen). They transport drinks, food and spare parts to broken trucks.