Sunday, September 21, 2008
I am heading for China tomorrow. We are exhibiting in a tourism and cultural festival in the city of Ningbo. Ningbo is Nelson Mandela Bay's twin city and they invited us to come and participate. I don't normally travel this much in my work, it's just that this is turning out to be a busy two months. Hopefully by late October I will be able to settle down again and *holding thumbs* take my tons of overtime leave. Anyway, I will be back again on the 2nd of October with what I am hoping will be tons of nice pics. Check you all later.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I found that the pic wasn't exactly what I wanted it to be. I also tried to take one of the moon alone to get a nice moon pic and could not. I relised that I still have tons to learn about the camera and photography. Baby steps.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
This was thr first grafitti I saw up close. It was just next to the hotel in Sao Paulo. It looked very informal.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Here a very proud dad is holding his daughter, while my sister threatened me with painfull torture and death if I post a pic of her on here.
The Rugrats obviously can't wait to see their cousin for the first time on the weekend. The Drama Princess haven't even seen her but already says that she must get a bit bigger so that she can play with her.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Some of the monuments in the park are historic monuments (as below), while others as the one above are newer "art" statues.
There are also huge play areas for the family to hang out in. Unfortunately it was a week day so there were no kids to get a different perspective on the equipment.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
The Cemetery includes graves of some of the most influential and important people of Argentina, including several presidents, scientists, and wealthy characters. Internationally, Eva Peron is the best known person buried in this cemetery. Just for those who don't know who she was:
Friday, September 5, 2008
A little collage I put together using Coral Draw. I don't have all the right programmes to do these things, so Coral Draw will have to do for now. Mmmm... I feel like another bowl of pudding.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I always wanted to try and take one of these rear view mirror self portraits and have just never gotten around to it. So today I though I will give it a go. For Birthday's sake. LOL. I just needed to get out the office and drove down to the beachfront and just did it. After making sure nobody was looking. Didn't know if I would look stupid taking a picture of myself in my cars side mirror.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I got the following off Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaapse_Klopse) just to explain what the Cape Coons are:
The Kaapse Klopse (or simply Klopse) is a minstrel festival that takes place annually in Cape Town, South Africa. Up to 13,000 minstrels in whiteface take to the streets garbed in shockingly bright colours, either carrying colourful umbrellas or playing an array of musical instruments. The minstrels are grouped into klopse ("clubs" in Cape Dutch, but more accurately translated as troupes in English). Participants are typically from Afrikaans-speaking working class "coloured" families who have preserved the custom since the mid-19th century.
Although it is called the Coon Carnival by Capetonians, local authorities have renamed the festival the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival, as foreign tourists find the term "coon" derogatory (there is some debate about this). coon carnival is a nation al event that coons get together and meet up and show their love for their country
I haven't had the pleasure to attend the actual festival, which is held annually in the first week of January, but I have heard small groups perform at festivals and events. They were so colourful and vibrant, I couldn't help but to take these guys' picture.
Monday, September 1, 2008
So to all my Southern Hemisphere readers, Happy Spring Day.
And to all my Northern Hemisphere readers... well... fall (or autumn as we call it) makes for nice pictures