Living Vicariously As A Peripatetic Shutterbug

{ More musings from the Cantankerous Old Mule }

Monthly Archives: March, 2015

Single snapshots: Crossed lines

Do you remember the days when you used to get crossed lines? You would be chatting to someone on the phone and you would hear someone else on your line? … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

Of adventures, slaying monstrous fruit and wading through black waters

There we were, our regular handful of guys, praying together outside the compound’s fence on a crisp, sun-drenched morning last week. Outside the fence where the swampy marshland stretched out before … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · 3 Comments

Stop Elabola!

Spotted at the national departures area at Ivato airport here in Antananarivo, Madagascar, a few weeks back. Can you see what we saw? What an unfortunate name for a restaurant, … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Lodged in an abattoir (of all places)

I know I have been posting a lot recently about the flood relief centres here in Antananarivo, Madagascar, but they are still very much a reality to the city’s inhabitants. … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · 3 Comments


I shot this for the final photo challenge this month: Triumph. No, it wasn’t photoshopped, he’s just a livewire. And then, that got me thinking of one of those funky levitation … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · 5 Comments

The dirty-faced kid that made me cry

Days like yesterday leave me a bit more broken than normal. I even cried (but not where anyone could see me – that would have been plain inappropriate.) Anri-Louise of … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

W(edge)d between the light.

Today’s photo challenge from WordPress: “… show us an edge — a straight line, a narrow ridge, a precipice”. They also recommend that you make sure that any horizons are straight – … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 7 Comments

Single snapshots: While trespassing

Actually, let me make this clear, before the gendarmes come a-calling, I wasn’t actually trespassing, in the strict sense of the word. On Saturday afternoon, on my way home from … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Reflections on a drive across the city

This morning we braved the drive across town to Ankorondrano to go shopping for a few things that can only be found on that side of town. I had read … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

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