Month: January 2015

The Porch of the Caryatids

The Erechtheion (or Erechtheum) is one of the ancient temples at the Acropolis. On it’s south side you will find a large porch, the “Porch of the Maidens”, with the famous statues. Six draped female figures (caryatids) which are supporting columns. One the original six figures was removed by Lord Elgin […]

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The door of no return

It is said that, through this door, passed 20 million men, women and children. Slaves. Bound for America. After being held in the cells of the Maison des esclaves (House of Slaves) they walked down this corridor, through this door and boarded a ship for transportation. Not to diminish the […]

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Sea Cottage

This rustic stone cottage is attached to land on one side and rests in the ocean on the other and it looks to me like it has weathered many a storm. It comes complete with a ‘sea door’ for streamlined access to the water. I imagine this […]

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Time for Sundowners

The best sunsets in the world happen in Africa. I’ve seen some spectacular ones at sea too, but there is something very special about an African sunset. Perhaps it’s not so much the landscape nor the sun, but the tradition of Sundowners. Making time to celebrate […]

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Meet Poco

Poco was born around 1980 and, sadly, he was abused for the first 9 years of his life. He lived in a tiny cage suspended above a garage, where he sat day after day. His purpose was to attract potential customers. The cage was so small he […]

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Shadow Tree

The unrelenting sun dominates the Namibian landscape and creates a riot of saturated orange shades. Some scenes, like this one, are bare bones simple. A wall, a dead tree, some sand and rocks. Add the sun at the right time of day and you transform […]

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How do you take your coffin?

Welcome to The Coffin Centre in Accura:) These coffins, produced by skilled carpenters, presented in a curious lineup of fish, lions, cars, books, planes and more. A cultural tradition where the coffin usually celebrates the life work or favourite pastime of the deceased. What would your coffin be? Location Accura, […]

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