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Feb 28, 2012

view from the bottom

view from the bottom by bluewavechris
view from the bottom, a photo by bluewavechris on Flickr.


Feb 24, 2012

FRANK GEHRY . Inner Sanctum

Inner Sanctum by twoeyes
Inner Sanctum, a photo by twoeyes on Flickr.

On of the auditoriums at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles.

Feb 23, 2012


Colours from Cusco by Zé Eduardo...
Colours from Cusco, a photo by Zé Eduardo... on Flickr.

Cusco, Peru

Feb 19, 2012

Etna, ash, fire and snow


This photo was taken on February 10, 2012.

Feb 18, 2012

DeaR cLouD...

DeaR cLouD... by Manu World
DeaR cLouD..., a photo by Manu World on Flickr.

b mY vaLenTine!!!

Feb 17, 2012

MIT Stata Center

MIT Stata Center by andrewjsan
MIT Stata Center, a photo by andrewjsan on Flickr.

Frank Ghery architecture!!

Feb 15, 2012

Way Away

Way Away by Charles Gaisano
Way Away, a photo by Charles Gaisano on Flickr.


Feb 13, 2012


highway by CoolbieRe
highway, a photo by CoolbieRe on Flickr.


Moorea 2010

Moorea 2010 by firefly242
Moorea 2010, a photo by firefly242 on Flickr.


Feb 12, 2012


Grundarfjordur by Dylan Toh (moving)
Grundarfjordur, a photo by Dylan Toh (moving) on Flickr.

An oldie for today - this was a panorama I took seemingly ages ago during our 2010 trip to Iceland. I had forgotten that many of those files edited on the fly needed redoing on our return due to laptop screen issues. This was taken at the tail end of a very bleak 2 days at Snaefellsnes when the weather finally cleared!
ps. that's our fondly remembered suzuki vitara on the right of image - we considered getting one but for the purposes of transporting kids, we might have to settle for something larger like the Ford Territory!

Anthias madness - Pulau Weh

Indonesia :)

Feb 11, 2012


Mid by Janice O'Donnell
Mid, a photo by Janice O'Donnell on Flickr.


Huahine - Polinesia

Huahine - Polinesia by Eden Viaggi
Huahine - Polinesia, a photo by Eden Viaggi on Flickr.

Sunset dinning...

Sunset dinning by Toby Garden
Sunset dinning, a photo by Toby Garden on Flickr. Santorini.


Singapore by Eden Viaggi
Singapore, a photo by Eden Viaggi on Flickr.


Rurutu - Polinesia


Feb 6, 2012

Feb 3, 2012

10 years ago: The Bocca Nuova

On 30 January 2002, I climbed to the summit craters of Etna with two friends, on a rather mild, sunny day with almost no snow. Five months had passed since the spectacular eruption of July-August 2001, which had mostly affected the south flank of the volcano, but some vents had also opened on the upper northeast flank. That eruption had brought a sudden end to the nearly continuous activity that had occurred at all four summit craters of Etna for six years (1995-2001). No glowing lava had been seen anywhere on Etna since 9 August 2001. However, deep within the Bocca Nuova, deep rumblings were heard a few weeks after the end of that eruption, and this was again the case when I visited that crater on 30 January 2002. We were standing on the rim of the huge pit in the western part of the crater, and every few minutes a loud bang rose from the tremendous throat, along with a volume of white vapor and bluish sulfur dioxide. The ground was covered with fine, light brown ash, a sign that some ash had been emitted lately, but this was all pulverized old rock, no sign of new magma rising to the surface.

In this view, you can see the countless layers of lava and loose (pyroclastic) rock material, which led to the filling of the Bocca Nuova between 1995 and 1999. The steaming peak in the left background is the western rim of the Voragine, and the steep crag in the right distance is what remains of a small cone formed within Etna's former Central Crater in 1964. Not much of the features visible here remain today.

Etna remained essentially silent for another two months, then ash emissions started from the Bocca Nuova and the Northeast Crater in late-March and early April 2002. Magma briefly appeared in the Bocca Nuova in mid-June, but more consistent Strombolian activity started within the Northeast Crater in July, and went on through late-September. Etna was coming back to life, and everybody was convinced that it would not take long until there would be another major flank eruption. The eruption of July-August 2001 had destabilized the volcano and ripped its flanks open, and it would not be difficult for new magma to issue through these wounds once more.

And that's exactly what would happen during the night of 26-27 October 2002.

Photo taken with a Canon AE1 and scanned from original Ektachrome color slide

reFlectioNs on the fLoor...

Cathedral floor,
Catedral de Santa Catalina de Alejandría, Cartagena de Indias,


Celestial blue ...

Celestial blue ... by Zé Eduardo...
Celestial blue ..., a photo by Zé Eduardo... on Flickr.

Monasterio de Santa Catalina ,