‚ÄúDet er uhyyyygeligt‚Äù kinda translates to ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs unpleaaasant‚Äù And it is from Lars von Trier‚Äôs miniseries Riget, or The Kingdom. Those two retards are awesome and kinda creepy —Anonymous comment
Some of these I’ve never seen on screen as I tend to just automatically whip out my camera when I see something I want to see again. Each time I upload my pictures to this website or Flickr, I launch about 200 at a time.
I make sure to take out the images devoid of visual information or that contain images too explicit for my younger viewers. For the most part I don’t know what I’ve uploaded.
Chinese Guard in London History Museum
Windy Crags in Edinburgh, Scotland
The Best Shuarma (shawana shwarma?) I’ve ever had. Served by Habib at the Kebab King in Granada. Kebab con pollo picante pictured below:
The Escalera del Agua at the Alhambra gardens known as Generalife. The fountains and water displays the Alhambra was a braggable quality to even the richest muslim princes from arid nations in the good ol’ days.
The famed 700 year old cypress tree under which the Sultan’s (Habib Al-Sa) choice harem babe was caught in the act with another man. The calm reflecting pools RAN RED WITH BLOOD that fateful day in the sultan’s rage.
More goodies from the Alhambra Paradise garden. These are 15 foot high geometrically carved hedges tended by gnarled old men with scimitars.
Ridiculous Crowds on Rue St. Catherine in Bordeaux, France. This is the post-Christmas sales frenzy known as Soldes. I would walk down this street only when I didn’t want to understand a single word. My englishes are suffering.
Sunset in St. Emilion, France.
The consecrated earth of St. Emilion, France. About 2 meters below much of the dirt in this encient Roman wine land there’s a solid clay barrier that holds in moisture for those dry spells that makes the wine growers shed grape tears. Because irrigation is strictly forbidden for the top wineries, the structure of the soil is extremely important for a juicy grape and the more expensive juice rot that follows.
‘Casse Croute’ — a common farmers breakfast or lunch. Preserved meat (salami, pigs head, blood pudding, jerky-like sliced filet and pickels) lasts forever, but it was hard for this griengo to get down. The blood sausage was my favorite. Comparable to haggis I had in Scotland but tasted a little more like animal mystery.
Graffiti in Europe is a whole different ballgame. This is near the apartment in Bordeaux, France. Here’s more European Graffiti
A Tintin Tribute mural near the Comic store museum in Belgium, Brussels.