Archive for January, 2013


YES, I FELL AND CRACKED THE GLASS BAD ON THE UV FILTER OF MY CANON  EF 24-105 1:4 L ZOOM LENS, which was mounted on my Canon 7D camera!  I wasn’t able to tell the difference on this photo, but obviously the filter needed replacement!  Definitely minimal damage for the other options.  Removing filter and replacing it cost me 2,00o tk ($25) at Orient Cameras & Photos in Plaza A.R. on Mirpur Rd.

Brick Wall!

Brick Wall!

WHILE I AM FEATURING THE OUTING WITH THESE LADIES I’LL GO AHEAD AND POST THIS PHOTO!  This was taken during our stroll along Dhanmondi Lake after lunch!

It looks like a photo-op!

It looks like a photo-op!

 

I HELPED THESE TWO YOUNG LADIES FIND A HANDICRAFT SHOP AND A SHOP THAT HANDLES BLOCK PRINTING SUPPLIES!  From Iqbal Rd to Farmgate to Gausia Market, Midnight Sun Restaurant and back to Iqbal Rd.  The only mishap we had was when I tripped a fell smashing to the ground with my camera in hand.  My uv filter had a ding in the side and crushed glass but my camera, the lens, and my body had no ill effects!!! A miracle at best.

Rosanna & Emily

Rosanna & Emily

IT EVEN TASTED BETTER THAN IT LOOKED!

Steak, veggies and Fries!

Steak, veggies and Fries!

THIS BANGLADESHI GIRL AT THE BIHARI CAMP IN MOHAMMADPUR DIDN’T MIND HAVING HER PHOTO TAKEN.

Nice Smile!

Nice Smile!

Our friends wanted to buy my wife some flowers so this is the arrangement she wanted.  Available on the sidewalks of Dhaka for $1.75!

Thoughtful and Colorful!

Thoughtful and Colorful!

WHILE THE WOMEN SHOPPED TILL THEY “DROPPED,”  I DECIDED TO RELAX TILL WE MOVED TO THE NEXT STORE!

Here I am enjoying the rest!

Here I am enjoying the rest!

 

BENGALIS ARE ARTISTS, AND WOULDN’T JUST RANDOMLY DISPLAY THEIR VEGETABLES AT THE MARKET!

Lovely Vegetable Display!

Lovely Vegetable Display!

ALICE, JOYCE AND LEE IN A CNG (Compressed Natural Gas)!

Crowded in but still smiling!

Crowded in but still smiling!

IT WAS SPECIAL TO HAVE FRIENDS ARRIVE IN DHAKA FOR A VISIT!

Lee and Joyce

Lee and Joyce

THIS WAS  A PHOTO FROM THE STREET TOWARD OUR HOTEL IN THAMEL.  IT REMINDS ME OF HOW COLD IT WAS, OF COURSE COMPARED TO BANGLADESH.  ACTUALLY IT WAS ABOUT THE SAME AS COLD RECORDS WERE BEING BROKEN IN BANGLADESH. It’s nice to be back home but I miss it that our AC doesn’t put out heat like the one did in our hotel in Nepal!

Winter is here!

Winter is here!

THIS WAS MY LAST MORNING WALK IN THAMEL, SINCE WE HAD AN AFTERNOON FLIGHT. AS YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED I AM POSTING TO CATCH UP FOR THE FIRST DAYS OF 2013. I HAVEN’T COME UP WITH A BETTER IDEA THAN TO POST THE EQUIVALENT OF ONE POST PER DAY PER YEAR!

She has an apple and two children!

She has an apple and two children!