I found some old photo disks at the bottom of a box yesterday and uploaded them to my computer today. There are quite a few photos that i thought i'd lost when my cat destroyed the hard drive on my computer two hours before moving from buenos aires to valparaiso. i almost left him behind. anyway, although most of these photos will interest no one but myself, i thought i'd post a few of them. at some point i might get around to posting some more info about Valpo and history and stuff which was the original idea of the blog. in the meantime, bore yourselves stupid with photos (not in chronological order in case you're wondering) of my life from the past 3 years or so...
Georgie, my kittycat back in England. About to have one of his ears chopped off for some sort of polyp or something.
Tonto, one of my 2 cats from Argentina (now in chile where they can't understand a word of chilean spanish, cachai?) after he fell (or was pushed by the girlf, it's all still a mystery) from the 3rd floor window of our old flat in BA. 5 days in hospital on a drip.
These photos are from when we went to Salvador, Bahia (Brazil) for a couple of weeks almost 2 years ago now. I'd forgotten that it bears a vague resemblance to Valparaiso in that the port area and the lift are similar. Food's better in Salvador, of course and it's steamier...Valparaiso's lifts are all funiculars but there's one vertical lift, the Polanco, shown below (not my photo, i nicked it from someone else's blog)
These photos are from the 30th anniversary (last year) of the last coup in Argentina that lead to the deaths of up to 30,000 people. I remember viewing the 2nd photo and thinking how similar the guy looking towards me is to the guy on the poster.
This could be pretty much anywhere on the Chilean coast...but it's Cornwall the day after my cousin's wedding last year...
But this is a photo from a couple of months ago that i took on Chiloe in the south of Chile. That's just Cornwall from 50 years ago isn't it? Weird, eh?
These are from a weekend trip we made to La Feliz (Mar del Plata) last winter. Winter at the seaside is brilliant. I'm almost looking forward to the cold and driving rain that's coming Valpo's way very shortly...
London on a cold winter's afternoon
Madrid on a cold winter's afternoon
Santiago on a cold winter's afternoon
Paris on a cold winter's afternoon
Reñaca, Chile on a cold winter's afternoon
Sturminster Newton on freezing cold night in a warm pub. With everyone completely sober
Baggie Bird, at the Shrine. boing boing, stand up if you hate the wolves...
Hallowe'en in Mendoza (that's not me in the Devil suit. Feasting on beef 5 days a week in Argentina did make me a bit porky but not quite that much)
The old home town
Where i was packed off to boarding school when my parents realised they didn't love me anymore...guaaaaa...
And finally...only in Buenos Aires