Alright, Silvana and I got back to Boston a couple of days ago, just in time for Evan and Lisa's wedding. We're back for good, so I won't be updating this blog any longer. I look forward to seeing all of you again.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Not exactly an earth shattering find, but here are two proofs (not actual coins used for exchange, tests if you will) from 1927, Albania. I found these in two different shops:
This is an italian coin from 1928. The inscription is interesting, it says "Better to live one day as a lion, than 100 years as a sheep".
On these two it helps to think the ship is in the middle of the sea. And by "helps" I mean freaks you the hell out:
We're takin' in water cap'n!
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
This past Sunday we came across the skeleton of a fairly large shipping vesel sitting right on the beach. I promise to keep this post free of comments about post-industrial decay.
Once inside, you notice that it's just a shell with various holes on the floor and on its side. My friend's silhouette in the backgroung should give an idea of scale. As the waves pound the side of the ship on the left, water rushes in and up from the holes on the floor.
The wave you see rushing in almost soaked my camera as I was trying to keep from slipping into what would certainly be an unpleasant experience.
This is taken in what use to be the engine room. For some scale, the holes in the gear are approximately 8 inches in diameter. I heart gears.
Photo of the side of a ship through a hole in the side of a ship.
Friday, August 31, 2007
These photos are from a nice little beach about one hour north of Tunis:
Some fish and squid cought by Armand, who has skillz, ya hear me, skillz:
This is the shell of a sea creature after we cut it open and ate its orange whatchamacallits. Not entirely lacking in taste, but a definite WTF factor.
And finally, a close-up of one of the squids. Not sure if it's angrier about the decorative shell I put on its head, or about the fact that it's, you know, dead.