26 June 2013

See-through House

 It's not often I run into houses at this stage of construction-- just before the walls are filled in with artisanal mud.  Then again, perhaps this is the final design of a really avant-garde island architect.  I'm gonna go with the latter on this one.  Why hide yourself from the cool island breeze?  And the glassless windows are safer for the local birds too (and there are many, as you well know by now).
 (Nkombo Island, Rwanda)

25 June 2013

I always wondered what those circular things on tables were.  Now I know.
 (Kibuye, Rwanda)

24 June 2013

Shirt of many colors

The tailoring on this village chief's shirt was incredible.  
(Nkombo Island, Rwanda)

23 June 2013


My Saturday was mainly occupied by looking at the peace and astonishment of palm leaves.  
(near Gisenyi, Rwanda)

21 June 2013

The Big 3-0

 Sometimes we turn 30 on the island.  Or we turn 29 again.  This is kind of how I imagine it might feel like.  (Eyes on the prize, A.O., eyes on the prize.)  Happy Birthday to AO and the other AO too.

20 June 2013

Water and sky merge

Yes, the horizon is actually in this picture.  I don't think I've ever seen anything like this before.
                                                                                                       (Lake Kivu, Kibuye, Rwanda)

The Crowd

(Rwanda - Algeria World Cup Qualifier match)

(painting by Tony Cyizanye)

18 June 2013

What. Is. Up.

What.  Is.  Up.   (for A.O.)
                                                                                                 (Kaduha, Nyamagabe, Rwanda)


17 June 2013

Film People

 Because who doesn't like to cozy up to watch some Dalí films?  Love that scene at the beach.
                                                 (Dalí Exhibition, 21 November 2012 - 25 March 2013,  Pompidou Centre, Paris)

Cycling Goggles

For those times where sunglasses just won't keep everything out of your eyes.  Tinted for enhanced visual perception.  (London Tweed Run 2013)

16 June 2013

Happy Father's Day!

To Dad, Dad, Grandpa, Grandpa, Grandpa, and Poppop... and all you fathers out there.