I have had a good few days photographically speaking…..at least I think so.
There is the dragon I saw used as the spigot of a fountain in a small shinto shrine in Shinagawa near Tokyo a few weeks ago. To me this is the way I imagine dragon to look like – fierce.
Then there is another image of Scripps Pier in La Jolla north of San Diego. I took the image from the Glider Port at UCSD just after sunset, when the sun was still illuminating the cliffs a little – exposure time was 4 seconds, I think. I have spent many hours on top of the cliffs watching the ocean and the setting sun – pondering life. I have also spend many most excellent hours at La Jolla Shores Beach, next to the pier surfing, watching dolphins and seals as well as suffering some very memorable wipe-outs.
As mentioned in Tuesday’s entry, I spent some time in GearWheel Alley in Bangkok’s Chinatown again. I really love it there, because of all the “engineering stuff”. Everytime I am there I go through the mental exercise of a cost-benefit analysis of working there instead of the expat life I lead right now – Happiness with dirt under the finger nails vs economic strife.
And, finally a twin shot of the abandoned little Fiat 600, hidden in a back-Soi in Chinatown.
So there you have it. Two posts in one day before 6:00AM – you need to thank the damned jet lag I am still suffering from. I hope my sleeping pattern is sorted out by the weekend.
Take care and perhaps, read up on the Moorsoldaten song (Peat Bog Soldiers) I mentioned in today’s fist blog entry. Think about the courage and defiance these guys showed in a place build on despair and hopelessness. And how many more Peat Big Soldiers do we want to tolerate in the world – in Syria, in Congo, in Rwuanda, in China, in Mali, all the other places where people are prosecuted and suppressed.