Saturday, March 30, 2013

Pompeii brothel art



Lathmar Holi

A man looks through a cloud of colored powder inside a Hindu temple during the festival of Lathmar Holi in the village of Barsana in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Animal portraits

Yago Partal is a photographer based in Barcelona who has a sense of humor.  He pairs animal heads with human bodies.  See more of his work here

Dancing in the street

Bac Son Valley, Vietnam

Gum tree


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Career criminal ??

Booking photos from 2007 through 2013.  One has to wonder if Lindsay is ever going to get it together?

High risk gamble

A person would have to have a lot of confidence in the horse and rider to participate in a stunt like this.

Biggy Small

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mark Kroos concert

Once again I find a problem getting the video to play on a tablet.  I don't know what the problem is and I have only had it twice; both times with Mark Kroos videos.  The video can be viewed at

I attended the Mark Kroos concert tonight at the Westwood United Methodist Church in Cincinnati.  Nice early evening event with about 50 people in a chapel for an hour of music.  I think Smoke and Mirrors was my favorite.

A very talented musician and a nice person.

The world as 100 people

The World as 100 People
The World as 100 People infographic by JackHagley.

click on the image to enlarge it.....

White service


Hauptbahnhof Station, Berlin


Lavender field, Somerset, England

Mosaic artist

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Winners !!

These young ladies were the group winners in a swimming suit style contest held at the tidal basin bathing beach in Washington D.C. in 1922

Heads will roll


Nils Eisfeld photos

Nils Eisfeld is a German photographer with an interest in staircases; all types of staircases.  He has captured some amazing images.  View many more at flickr.

Monday, March 25, 2013

High wire work

Workers in Bengbu, Anhui Province, China

Far Side / Calvin and Hobbs

I used to look forward to seeing the daily paper because of the Far Side by Gary Larson as well as Calvin and Hobbs by William Watterson.

The last Far Side was published on January 1, 1995. Calvin and Hobbs ended on December 31, 1995.  I have never found any replacements.

click on any image to enlarge it

It not over until its over....

Winter smacked us again overnight, but not the 5" of snow they had predicted.  I don't like to complain about the weather, but really.. it's March 25 !!

Anna Paulowna, Netherlands; tulip fields

Sunday, March 24, 2013


Primate Badass

1957 Chevrolet convertible

With a little over 3 days to go on this auction the current bid is $7100.   Lots of photos of this barn find "classic" on the eBay listing.   I find it very entertaining to watch this type of auction and marvel at how much cars like this are apparently worth.  If you would like to see more of this car click ->here <-

EDIT:  Just for the record this car sold for $10,100

Mark Kroos- tap guitar

I have never understood two necked guitars.  Why would you need two necks?  Of course I have limited exposure, but my experience has been that a player simply alternated from one neck to the other.

Meet Mark Koos.  He stays busy working both necks... at the same time.  While looking over his webpage I see that he is playing in Cincinnati on Wednesday, March 27th (6:30PM) at the Westwood United Methodist Church located at 3460 Epworth Avenue.  Tickets are FREE with donations accepted.

EDIT:  I don't know why but the video is not displaying on my tablet.  If you are not able to see the video on your device use this link:

Saturday, March 23, 2013

A knight of old

Apparently there are a lot of people digging up the UK.  They have found the grave of a medieval knight under an old city parking lot in Edinburgh.  In addition to the knights grave they found the foundations of a monastery built by a former king of Scotland.

Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia

Lake Baikal is located in southeastern Siberia.  It is the oldest fresh water lake on Earth at 20-25 million years old.  It is also one of the largest and deepest lakes holding 20% of the freshwater on the planet.

Working elephant

An elephant is used to demolish an illegal house in Guwahati, India.

Friday, March 22, 2013

It's only water... right?

Little India, Singapore


Street art

By Nuxuno Xan.  The art is in Fort De France, Martinique

1950 Lanz Bulldog (Germany)


Elliott Erwitt

Additional examples of Elliott Erwitt's work can be viewed at his webpage.

Country morning


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Primate addiction

On the road

A day at the beach


Team work


My mother lived on this farm as a child.  I took this picture in the mid '70's near Lisbon, Ohio.  The owner at the time still used horses.  Plowing with horses was never easy work, but a helper came in handy when it came time to turn the horses at the end of the field.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Going bananas


Vespa January

Apparently in 1960 Italian women were bathing in wooden tubs in spaces they shared with their Vespas and trays of fruit.

Primate consternation

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Lone survivor

Japan just marked the second anniversary of its earthquake, tsunami and nuclear catastrophe, that killed almost 19,000 people.  This 27 meter tall tree was a single survivor among 70,000 trees in a forest along the coast.  It has just been restored in a project to preserve it as a memorial.

Spotted pals

Brick barn


This structure is near Greenville, Ohio.  While brick and mortar barns are not uncommon in central Pennsylvania I can not recall seeing one in Ohio before.  Perhaps it has an interesting story associated with it.

Sakurajima Volcano

German photographer Martin Rietze captured some outstanding images when Sakurajima Volcano in southern Japan was erupting February 21-26.  Additional images and a video can be seen at

Monday, March 18, 2013

Primate meditation

Sea Urchins- Planktonic Origins

Sea Urchins - Planktonic Origins from Parafilms on Vimeo.

Barely visible to the naked eye, sea urchin larvae grow and transform into bottom dwelling urchins.

If you enjoyed this video you might also enjoy a post from December that featured a video on plankton:

London street scene


This is an image from the 70's.  I was told that this was an "invalid car".

Crooked Forest

A forest of about 400 trees in Nowe Czarnowo, Poland.  Believe to have been planted around 1930 and allowed to grow 7 to 10 years before being held down in some way for an unknown period of time.  Not believed to have occurred naturally but rather some form of human manipulation.

Primate boredom


Sunday, March 17, 2013



Black Death plague pit

Archaeologist Sam Pfizenmaier from the Museum of London's Archaeology department working in a 14th century plague pit that was discovered in Farringdon, London.

Read the story in the Telegraph.