Wednesday, October 19, 2005

on the road again

on the road again, originally uploaded by sigh clone.

parliment building bishkek

Originally uploaded by sigh clone.

well I am still managing to get to those out of the way places... this place was the scene of a major "peacefull" democratic protest recently... whilst the town is pretty run down... bishkek and the surround countryside has massive tourist potential, quiet a hidden secret... buggar have I let the cat out of the bag

Sunday, October 16, 2005

The Russian Compound

The Russian Compound
Originally uploaded by sigh clone.

Instead of being a the caulfield races ... i find myself looking for a guy who is following migrating birds across central asia ... such is life

Friday, October 14, 2005

Be Right Back

Be Right Back
Originally uploaded by sigh clone.

post might be less regular... and by cameraphone

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Are you game... ?

those that know me... and especially the flickr side... will know I am easily distracted and love to play with new stuff... especially the toys & games over in flickr... well here is a really reall great one...

click here to play yur own nude sudoku

nude sudoku... all you need to do is click on the image above it will take uou to a new game...

if you are not a sudoku addict already maybe try out on the normal numeric puzzles that seem to be everywhere these days... its a fraction harder with images... but so much fun

Flickr sudoku was created by becky

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

waiting at the pass

waiting at the pass
Originally uploaded by sigh clone.
Rescuing the we are up really high up on the slopes of the western side of the himalayas, waiting for a lorry to arrive to with an earthquake relief team... we will then ferry them with some fresh avgas to their grounded chopper... it is cold and the air is so rarified you can not walk and talk at the same time... and one who tries gets giddy... I think I'll just sketch as i wait... out of the wind

bloody hell a signal on my mobile (wonder what this will cost)

There is massive earthquake damage around here, but people are turning up to help (so in some ways they are luckier here than in new orleans)

at the pass
I've re-scanned this

Monday, October 10, 2005

escape to the movies

back down in udaipur... thankfully the supplies are moving up nicely and the damage we saw was not so great... time for a break... well a night in a proper bed... there is even a cyber cafe...

one thing that struck me dumbfold was the big posters for bollywood blockbusters... they were everywhere, even the most run down village...

Cyclone Season - Poster 1 Cyclone Season - Poster 2

I was really taken aback by how much my sketches of aarthyr could have easily been on any one of those posters... so i just had to make a couple with fd's Flickr Toys.

BTW: with appologise to Norman lindsay and his novel the age of consent, which is the source of my ficticious plot well more the inspiration (well I think it is at least similar)...

Saturday, October 08, 2005

that was the shortest every break

I'm back over the equator again... this time getting fuel for chopper up into rajasthan & kashmir... although the earthquake damage may be light here... at present no one knows so... and getting up high into the mountains is going to be a logistics challenge.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Next lesson

Next lesson, originally uploaded by sigh clone.

After the comments on the difficulty of photographing the sunrise from africa ... i though i should continue the geography lesson ... this is late in the afternoon (approaching sunset ) looking out over bass strait on the southern australian coast is this possible ?

Thursday, October 06, 2005

my (virtual) publishing empire

Issue 2, originally uploaded by sigh clone.

reflecting on my journey into blogging over the past year or so... i started thinking of the places I have been (both on the net and in the real world) and just how many remote places I have sent posts from... then i realised how much I had learnt and just what a powerful tool... well tools kit, since their are several individual tools... i had manage to build up for myself... i don't pretend to know much about computers... but I certailny now have a very real and power private publishing empire at my command. some parts are still not quite contributing and a few self opioinated little hypocrites in flickr I could do without... yet i can see real progress

Am I using it wisely?

well i think I am... art and beauty, specifically of real sized & big beautiful women... needs to be viewed, that is the easy bit... I trust I am doing that honestly and tastefully

now I guess the next challenge will be to earn some money with this publishing empire.

a good idea at the time

a good idea at the time
Originally uploaded by sigh clone.
the last post got a lot of interest that I was able to take it with my cameraphone... so I had the idea to take a picture of me taking a picture of myself with the camera phone... well it did seemed like a good idea at the time

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

a new day

a new day
Originally uploaded by sigh clone.
Africa is teasing me ... my last dawn is unforgetable ... even seems i am getting a lot better with my camera phone ... i have even worked out how to store this as my phone's wallpaper... next stop singapore then hopefully australia!

Monday, October 03, 2005

good outcome (at last )

good outcome (at last )
Originally uploaded by sigh clone.
The bali bombings and the continuing need to evacuate the seriously injured have dominate things for of over the part 18 hours ... so the positive outcome here came as a surprise ...while others are partying and enjoying the sun ... i do want to get out of this place ... well maybe after a beer or two...

Sunday, October 02, 2005

more bombs

whilst i an no where near bali or singapore... the simultatneous bombs at jimbaran and kuta on bali have kill and maimed many innocent people... well I hope the medical evac can lives and help those injured recover...

Saturday, October 01, 2005

If only the courtyard doors could speak?

the doors of old zanzibar are really amazing... obviously they were

design to keep out marauding pirates, slave traders and assorted

mercenaries... every courtyard has two thick heavily studded doors to

the outside world ... most villas have no lower storey windows... they

present the street, and outside world with a high wall... a domestic