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FAV/LIKE,SANDRA FROM RIGA

Magnifica esta hermosa toma con un cielo plomizo de nubes, del bello escenario mallorquín del faro de Sóller amigo Pom'..LIKE y FAV, saludos Jose.

Thanks, Jos! It seems very hi-tech to me, but evidently the young have no trouble enjoying themselves in it when it is a little cooler outdoors!

Virginia seems now to be paved with military bases and military cemeteries, so for a pacifist it is a bit depressing, as well as time-consuming to visit. But we are the slaves of our own fears and aggression.

Thank you very much, Sr. Chinappi!

This photograph is of the newer "functional" lighthouse on Fort Story with the modern "coded" paint job, which was built long after the historic one in your photograph. The historic lighthouse is owned and operated today by a non-profit organization, Preservation Virginia, the oldest statewide preservation society in the United States, established in 1889 as the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.

I am delighted that you were able to visit Virginia, and I hope you had an enjoyable stay here!--I certainly enjoyed my week in France, and I wish I were able to return--1970 was a long time ago, and even as I, all the slides I took then are fading . . . .

Splendid work, Sr. Chinappi! Your visit to the Norfolk Hardware Depot is well rewarded! YSL!

Dear Bernard Chinappi,

I am delighted that you like my effort--your photograph of this subject at Google is I think much to be praised as a real work of art, and I am glad you made reference to it! This photograph--actually a stitched composite of two frames--was more a work of opportunity, as my wife and I had just boarded a cruiseship which was departing the Cruiseship Terminal in Norfolk adjacent to the berth of the U.S.S. Wisconsin at the Nauticus museum. Your photograph helps us see the elegance of the design (and your enormous skill in composition), whereas mine perhaps only suggests the enormity of the commitment to destruction which too often is manifest in the activities of the United States. Any commitment to peace would have reduced this warship to plowshares at any time after World War II.

Thank you as well for your praise of my gallery! It is an honor to have been able to welcome you to it, and I hope you may have time to return!

Best wishes for a much more peaceful world, Bernard! It is always the young who suffer most . . . but even the old may suffer painful regret for the wrongs that are done in war--and in peace.

Thanks a lot gianluigi.

With best wishes.

Bogdan

Don't know if the young lady was more surprised that the bird had landed than that she suddenly realized I already had my camera ready!

This is the area where in July 2016 an eight-year-old girl's body was recovered from the river after she had been drowned by a crocodile about two miles away up the Belize River. Full story at Google

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