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South Africa

Friday, 11 May 2012
Baldrick

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This is an African dog that I met on my recent trip to Cape Town.

Posted by bigblue on 11/05/2012 at 10:06 PM
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Friday, 04 May 2012
You know you’re in Cape Town when…

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You spot “healthy natural vegan petfood” in the health supermarket freezer.

Posted by bigblue on 04/05/2012 at 08:53 AM
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Monday, 30 April 2012
Maidens Cove

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The rocks on the seashore at Maidens Cove, near Cape Town. It was a grey and wet day today and the Twelve Apostles (part of the Table Mountain range) in the background are covered with cloud.

I was interested in the “knuckles” on this rock, which appear to be a natural formation.

Posted by bigblue on 30/04/2012 at 08:30 PM
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Sunday, 29 April 2012
An African Sunset

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This evening’s view over the harbour.

Posted by bigblue on 29/04/2012 at 11:17 PM
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Sunday, 07 August 2011
Hiroshima Day

Yesterday, 6th August, was Hiroshima Day.

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea’s two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).

Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen. Hashimoto, who began the project in 2003, says that he created it with the goal of showing"the fear and folly of nuclear weapons.” It starts really slow — if you want to see real action, skip ahead to 1962 or so — but the buildup becomes overwhelming.

Link: Isao Hashimoto, who writes about “1945-1998” ©2003/:

This piece of work is a bird’s eye view of the history by scaling down a month length of time into one second.  No letter is used for equal messaging to all viewers without language barrier.  The blinking light, sound and the numbers on the world map show when, where and how many experiments each country have conducted.  I created this work for the means of an interface to the people who are yet to know of the extremely grave, but present problem of the world.

(via Dean Whitbread).

Posted by bigblue on 07/08/2011 at 10:09 PM
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Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Clocolan bicycle portrait


A lovely video portrait of someone who enjoys her work.

Posted by bigblue on 15/06/2011 at 06:15 AM
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Monday, 31 May 2010
South Africa - World Cup



Today is the 100th anniversary of the foundation of South Africa in 1910, and recently Steve wrote some interesting words about this.  I also recommend reading what he wrote about his memories of the 50th anniversary

The video above is of the unofficial South Africa World Cup 2010 song. Why? Because someone told me it’s better than the official World Cup song….

Posted by bigblue on 31/05/2010 at 08:57 AM
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Saturday, 30 August 2008
ANC Express

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The three letter acronym ANC stands for a number of different things. One of the things that it can stand for, which is not mentioned on the Wiki page I link to is Anti Natal Classes.

Posted by bigblue on 30/08/2008 at 07:56 AM
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