Living Vicariously As A Peripatetic Shutterbug

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Monthly Archives: April, 2015

Of objets d’art and their owners

My journalist-sister taught me a valuable lesson when meeting new people, or when something significant has happened in someone’s life: ask lots of questions. Listen, and then ask even more questions. … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 5 Comments

About a trip to town and a tower of cups

Nothing much to report on this day where I’m heading off to the dentist across town. For us, this is an outing, an adventure. A trip that would take half an … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 4 Comments

Single Snapshot: Typical Transport

Just a typical scene on the streets of Antananarivo, Madagascar.

April 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Where’s home? According to a 19-month-old.

Asking the 19-month old yesterday where certain people live: Where does Ezekiel (the boy just a bit older than her who lives a stone’s throw away down the road) live? … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · 4 Comments

Why I don’t go out at night (much)

I don’t go out at night. Much. While living in Canada I did. A lot. If I wasn’t going to be fed somewhere, going to the movies, to take photos, or … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 5 Comments

A bumper crop of chameleons

For weeks I had been searching for chameleons to shoot (with my macro lens, silly). And for weeks I saw none – except whenever I didn’t actually have my camera … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 5 Comments

A few reasons I’m not blogging much right now.

Based on a true story. Names, places and details may have been changed to make it ever-so-slightly more entertaining than it really was. Teen 1: “Uncle Rob, why aren’t you … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 4 Comments

Close encounters in the dead of the night

On our last evening in Antsirabe, having eaten way too late, I took to the streets at 10pm because I couldn’t sleep. There was a huge street party in town, where … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

Silly Sunday: the sweet-smelling lemon

I discovered something very interesting about the Lemon this week. (The Lemon is my scooter, otherwise known as Buttercup when she is serving me well.) It turns out that she is powered by an air-cooled two-stroke 49 cc … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · 6 Comments

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