The Clan House by Oceania (4488)
daddo (22352) 2014-07-28 15:52
Hi Tiffany. On our indigenous TV station I have seen the current carvers at work and it is satisfying to know that the tradition is alive despite the history of dispossession and persecution of the First Nations.Their art style reminds me of the Ainus, the tribal people of Japan who also held the bear in reverence. Nice to see this sort of photo on TE. Regards. Klaudio.
Arcade of Salim Chisti Mosque - Agra by swapankumarroy (127)
daddo (22352) 2014-07-28 15:43
Namaste Swapan. Your words "an appearance of chiseled, polished and fretted exquisiteness" say it all. A beautiful place in which to seek shade and relief from the heat and ponder about the transience of life and the Creator's many wonders and mysteries.At first I thought it was a photo in sepia but it really is the honeyed colour of the aged marble. Great exposure in difficult setting. Best wishes. Klaudio.
Sorry World, We Blew It by delpeoples (52289)
daddo (22352) 2014-07-28 4:55
Ciao Lisa. I didn't know about this latest act of wanton destruction but then I have stopped listening a while ago to anything the current government has to say due to total despair.We are going in the same direction as the Easter Islanders and the Pueblo Indians who chopped the last tree and then disappeared from the pages of history. Either a lot of people have given up hope as I have or are totally disconnected with their fellow man or the earth on which they depend.In the short time that the Caucasians have been in control of this continent, they have destroyed great rivers, lakes, forests and coastal ecosystems. The Aboriginal people have been caring custodians of this land for so long, yet we ignore their words.By contras, the Bible gives man dominion over the natural world- lots of rights to kill and plunder but no responsibility to preserve and that has been the mantra of the West wherever they went. I don't know if God does cry, but I wouldn't be surprised if he does when he looks down on his colourful and magical Barrier Reef and sees how unloved it is. In a Buddhist hell Mr Hunt would be forever tortured over a coal fueled fire while his lungs filled with coal dust. Let's hope such a hell exists for the scum on this earth. Con una furtiva lacrima. Klaudio.[+]
Little Big Bang by Waylim (24954)
daddo (22352) 2014-07-27 2:30
Hi Way. Good that you came back in one piece considering the dangers from both man and nature. What a wonderful prize you left with and ended up sharing on TE. Magical POV and top quality exposure. A real gem. best wishes. Klaudio.
When Will He Notice? by tyro (18286)
daddo (22352) 2014-07-26 20:08
Hi John. Well, the ice cream is a few centimetres form his mouth and his nostril and still no reaction- unless someone (in a skirt?)out of our line of vision is demanding his full attention.I love the title and it gave me cause to laugh. The daughter is enjoying the whole meltdown experience- there is a cheeky expression in those eyes. great moment. Excellent sharpness. regards. Klaudio.
Charming Tel-Aviv balcony by ikeharel (51473)
daddo (22352) 2014-07-26 17:10
Shalom Ike. Someone definitely has "green fingers' and I think with all the wind chimes is attempting to lure the forest ferries to visit or maybe the Dove of Peace. Charming concentration of greenery. Best wishes. Klaudio.
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