Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Notions and Potions: Non-Alcoholic Beer.


'Schlitz Malt Liquor: The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous.' This non-alcoholic version of the brew was commissioned for billboards destined for a country in the Arabian Gulf that prohibited the sale and drinking of alcohol.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Notions 53 - Nature: Portraits from a world taken for granted.



Painted Lady Butterfly (l. vanessa cardui).

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Notions 52 - Nature: Portraits from a world taken for granted.


A 'Harvestman' (phalangium opilia) preening herself. Note the hitchhiker on one of her legs! Harvestmen are not spiders, but do come from the same arachnid family.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Notions 51 - Nature: Portraits from a world taken for granted.


A Greenbottle (neomyia cornicina) investigating the corpse of a Flesh Fly (sarcophaga carnaria).

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Notions 50 - Nature: Portraits from a world taken for granted.


This 'Jumping Spider' wasn't too keen to have its portrait taken, and is just about to spring up and spread-eagle itself across my lens.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Notions 49 - Nature: Portraits from a world taken for granted.


Meadow Grasshopper ( l. chorthippus parallelus), handicapped, with only one rear leg, but still game!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Notions 47 - Nature: Portraits from a world taken for granted.


A cat had got at this Oriental Cockroach (l. blatta orientalis), and took fright as I came to investigate.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Notions 46 - Nature: Portraits from a world taken for granted.




Mediterranean Flat-headed Wood-borer (l. capnodis tenebrionis).

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Notions 43 - Nature: Portraits from a world taken for granted.



Daddy Long Legs is the common name for the Crane Fly (l. tipulidae oleracea).

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Notions 42 - Nature: Portraits from a world taken for granted.


House fly couple mating ( l. musca domestica).

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Places 36 - The Necropolis at Olympos.


This second century AD tomb of Aurelius Artemias' family is dedicated to the goddess, Alcestis (or Alkestis). The worn reliefs of the figure of Nike sit on each of the four corners, the figure of Eros and garlands of flowers are seen representing the four seasons. Artemias and her husband can be seen saying their farewells before entering the afterlife, and a club bearing Hercules is also represented standing beside a veiled Alcestis.


Friday, October 30, 2009

Faces 59 - Celebrating the Republic.


The Poinsettia plant is known in modern Turkey as 'Ataturk Cicegi', or Ataturk's Flower (Mustapha Kemal Ataturk being the founder of the modern Turkish Republic).

Faces 58 - Celebrating the Republic.


Yesterday, 29th October 2009.