Sunday, November 4, 2007

Back in Boston

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.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Coins from 1927 and 1928

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".

Photos from the Medina

Old mosque in the Medina:

Some guy, very friendly ad-hoc tour guide. Also note how well I hid the black bag behind the column. Retard!

Doorway detail:


Shops in the Medina:

Shipwreck Videos

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.

Downtown Tunis at night

These are a couple of photos taken in downtown Tunis at night. It's all so yellow.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Ras Angela

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.