Advertisements
Archive | Anura Guruge RSS for this section

Concord, New Hampshire — Architecture, June 21, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.






As with the prior post on ‘Concord Art‘ there is not meant to be anything profound or thematic here. Just a collection of random shots I took, off Concord Main Street when we were there on Friday for their always vibrant Market Days. They just caught my eye.

Concord is a nice city. They truly try.


Related posts:
Search ‘Concord’.


by Anura Guruge


 

Advertisements

Concord, New Hampshire — Art, June 21, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.





Nothing profound or thematic. Just a collection of random shots I took, off Concord Main Street when we were there on Friday for their always vibrant Market Days. If I was trying I could have done this topic more justice. The light wasn’t great so I, in my head, was gong: ‘Ak, I will come back later this Summer when the light is better’.

But, for now, enjoy.

Concord is a nice city. They truly try.


Related posts:
Search ‘Concord’.


by Anura Guruge


 

Did You Know That India’s ‘Chennai’ (nee ‘Madras’) Is Running Out Of Water?

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access CNN story. Google ‘Chennai’ for more … much more.


Click image to access my post from last year.


I read about this a couple of days ago and was disturbed. This could become real serious. Yes, they are trucking in water but there is only so much they can bring in.

Chennai, with 4 million people, is India’s 6th largest city. Of those 4 million, at least half are what would be considered poor. They will not have money to buy water. IF the authorities cannot supply them with free water they are in real trouble — true danger. And that is the worry.

Hopefully the monsoon which has been both late and not up to par in terms of rainfall will cooperate and turns things around.

They are also looking at desalination but that is not a short-term fix.

Not good.

Last year, Cape Town, to my relief dodged the bullet.

I am hoping that Chennai does too. It is a city that I used to know and had friends living in. It is the nearest Indian city to Sri Lanka. I have flown there and also gone across by TRAIN — when we had a train service that crossed a now washed away causeway.

Fingers crossed.

I just wanted to make sure that you knew about this.


Related posts:
Search ‘India‘.


by Anura Guruge

 

Should I — Could I — Be Mad At West Indian Carlos Brathwaite For The Rush Of Blood To His Head?

by Anura Guruge



Click image to access post from 3-years ago when Carlos was THE MAN.


He, Carlos Brathwaite, with his quite brilliant & incredible maiden ODI century had got the asking rate down to BELOW a run-per-ball. They only had one (damn) wicket left.

They had a 7 balls in which to get 6 runs.

Oh, NO!

Carlos goes for the glory shot.

How stupid.

The private school in London I attended, 1969 to 1971, Mill Hill had an astute slang term for such behavior: Munda Logic (literally African logic).

This was classic Munda Logic. He can’t help it. He is programmed as such.

Now, I can empathize, though I as a cricketer was a true midget compared to Carlos’ occasional bouts of being an outworldly giant. Yes, I have swung the bat way too many times when I did not have too. But, I was never playing in the World Cup or in a match that we had to win.

This was so, so, so unnecessary and he knew it AFTER he did it. That is Munda logic. It never occurred to him beforehand.

Well, it would appear that my two favorite teams, South Africa and the West Indies are out of this World Cup.

C’est la vie. Both teams played liked pillocks. I am ashamed on both.

Good world cup. Good matches and more to come.

But, Brathwaite … WHY?

He will have nightmares for weeks to come. And he should.



Related posts:
Check Category ‘Cricket‘.


by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — June 23, 2019, Alton Bay.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

flora Anura Guruge Canon EOS RP


The also rans:







Related posts:
Category ‘Six Images’.


by Anura Guruge


 

Boats Of ‘Alton Bay’, New Hampshire — June 22, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.







Went to the ‘Bay‘, which is about 10-minutes from our house, to listen to the band playing from the bandstand in the water. Beautiful evening, albeit a tad temperature-challenged for what was the first day of Summer 2019. The band had not thought about setting up some wireless speakers on shore. So, they didn’t sound great. But, a few nice boats cruising around and the light was good. So, I snapped a few. Wanted to share. Enjoy.


Related posts:
Search ‘Alton Bay’.


by Anura Guruge


 

The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — June 22, 2019, Alton Bay.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

Alton Bay Bandstand Anura Guruge Canon EOS RP


The also rans:







Related posts:
Category ‘Six Images’.


by Anura Guruge


 

%d bloggers like this: