Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Sociable Weaver Birds Take Over The Telegraph Poles On The Kalahari Desert In Southern Africa But Never Make Any Phone Calls...

Photographer Dillon Marsh has been out in the vast barren landscapes of the Southern Kalahari Desert where the Sociable Weaver Birds assume ownership of the telephone poles that cut across their habitat.
They construct, using twigs and grass, enormous nests that literally teem with life. Not only for their own kind but the nests are welcoming homes for many other species of their feathered friends.
There's safety in numbers so they say.
You can see Dillon's Assimilation Series and other works here and more on these very sociable little weavers here...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Beautiful Images From National Geographic's Shot Of The Day...

Children playing cricket in Bangladesh.
Fun on a Carousel in Wales.
A Gelada in the Simien Mountains.
A young girl on a train in Canada. Young Gorillas playing in Rwanda,
Kangaroos in Australia.
Walking the dog in California.
A Zebra and foal in Botswana.
A Kuvale Herdsman in Angola.
Some of the recent beautiful images to be found at National Geographic's Shot Of The Day...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

More Simple Rustic Delights From Cabin Porn...

You know how much I like Cabin Porn.
And you know I've cut my visits back to once every couple of weeks.
It was becoming addictive but
that's another story.
The folks over at Beaver Brook have delighted me once more and I'm sure you'll be visiting Cabin Porn again sometime soon too.
But will you look at the beautiful stacks of firewood in the last photo.
They're enough to make a man almost, well, almost jealous...

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Monday, February 25, 2013

These New Zealand Housetrucks Are Still Living The Dream...

There's not many of these wonderful  bohemian styled gypsy housetrucks around any more.
But the ones that are certainly make heads turn as they continue to make their way on the road least travelled.
It's so good to see them, still living the dream...

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Prince Anders Of Sweden Wins The Medieval Jousting Tournament At Ahipara Beach...

It was thirty degrees celsius in the shade and far too hot yesterday to be jousting on the beach in full body armour.
But that's just what these medieval jousters from England, Canada, Sweden and New Zealand did, and the winner was the handsome blond haired Prince Anders of Sweden.
Naturally he won the hand of the beautiful Princess Annalea and they will of course live happily ever after.
Prince Anders, he's not really a prince, I was just jesting, and his gorgeous damsel travel the world and take part in perhaps fifteen jousts a year.
No wonder he's so good.
And a couple of hundred beachgoers couldn't believe their luck enjoying a couple of hours of unexpected and very unusual entertainment.
Medieval jousting is not something one sees every day, even in New Zealand's surprising and beautiful Far North...

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Tiny Sleepbox Is A Big Deal For Travellers In Russia...

So you arrive in Moscow without a hotel booking or you've got some hours waiting around between travelling further by bus, train or plane.
You're on a budget and you're tired and you don't want to be parted from your luggage.
Originally designed in 2009 by the Arch Group, the first Sleepboxes opened at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport two years later.
Now the Sleepbox Hotel Tverskaya is open for the weary traveller who wants no more than a comfortable and safe place to stay and rest for anytime between half an hour and many hours.
The concept is based on backpacker prices with many hotel facilities.
Sorry there's no room service.
Each Sleepbox is 2m long x 1.4m wide and 2.3m high.
The bed is 2m long x 0.6m wide.
Each unit is equipped with a ventilation system, sound alerts, LCD, TV, WiFi and sockets for a laptop and phone charging.
Sound like fun doesn't it.
I can see you packing your bags already.
Before you hop on the plane,
there's more to know here...

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