Amongst the interesting places in London the London Bridge is good to watch commuters. Especially bankers – every morning there’s an army of suspicous people walking from London Bidge Station towards the city. A true spectacle – a sad rat race.
It’s also a good starting point for places to visit near London.
This photo was taken in 2005 when I was working in the area.
If you’re into fried ants, Colombia is right for you! The ants being eaten there are rather big and are called Hormigas Culonas (~big ass ants). They are also available in lemon or barbecue flavour!
We had these ants for breakfast in San Gil, Santander in central Colombia. How gorgeous they taste!
“Each Indonesian child, newly born, carries the burden and debts of our past deeds… There is something good in thinking an apprehended thief is sent to jail, but it is more significant to ensure that children will not become thieves.”
Bayonet Babies by Haris Purnomo from Indonesia.
Seen in the Saatchi gallery London.
There are not so many Bavarian beer houses in London – although German beer is available in most of the pubs. Checking a London restaurant guide you might find maybe 3-4 proper German restaurants in London (the rest is rubbish bratwurst fake, mind you there’s a new one in Soho where I had Bratwurst Nachos the other day).
This picture was taken at the Great British Beer Festival held at Earls Court in London. It’s a shame there are no Oktoberfest costumes (dirndl dress) to see – this would have make me feel 100% like being in a Bavarian beer garden.
Sometimes in Colombia you come across signs of its violent past at common places.
There are now plenty of paramilitary groups in colombia, all a threat to human rights in Colombia. Amongst the most influential one is Auc Colombia.
Colombian paramilitary violence is overwhelmingly targeted towards peasants, unionists, teachers, human rights workers, journalists and leftist political activists.
The downfall of the Medellín and Calí cartels in the 1990s created an opening for paramilitary groups, which controlled northern Colombia (the key transnational smuggling route), to take over the international cocaine trade.
In 2001 Colombian government sources estimated that at least 40% of all cocaine exports from Colombia were controlled by far-right paramilitary groups, while only 2.5% were controlled by the FARC.
World Naked Bike Ride 2011: Coming to a City near You?
Hailed as “the world’s biggest naked protest,” the World Naked Bike Ride is staging events in 70 cities and 20 countries across the globe.
This picture was taken at the London Naked Bike Ride 2011 starting in Hyde Park.
This would be the terrestrial megadrile earthworm which are hermaphrodites, which means that each animal has both male and female reproductive organs. When two earthworms mate, both worms typically fertilize each other (no trouble in reproduction)
There are approximately 2,700 different kinds of earthworms. Even though worms don’t have eyes, they can sense light, especially at their anterior (front end). They move away from light and will become paralyzed if exposed to light for too long (approximately one hour). They even survive being frozen if the freeze is not too rapid.
Earthworms do not have hearts but have an organ that carries out the functions of the heart and it is known as the ‘aortic arch‘. Some say they have five hearts.
The great naturalist Charles Darwin wrote this:
…it may be doubted if there are any other animals which have played such an important part in the history of the world as these lowly organized creatures.
“Jesus with dirty feet”
Jesus had at some point dirty feet, we know that. He was also hanging out with Maria Magdalena (who was a prostitute but not necessarily even a notable sinner – and the idea, popularized by The Da Vinci Code, that Mary was Jesus’ wife and bore his child, sounds amusing).
I guess from time to time even the cleanest guy needs cleaning (no dirty joke – he was admittedly a sinner anyway)
Photo was taken in San Agustin, Colombia
Ho Chi Minh died on the morning of 2 September 1969, at his home in Hanoi at age 79 from heart failure.
In Vietnam today, he is regarded by the Communist government with god-like status in a nationwide personality cult, even though the government has abandoned most of his economic policies since the mid-1980s. He is still referred to as “Uncle Ho” or just “Uncle” in Vietnam.
Taken of course in Ho Chi Minh City.