20 January 2012

And now for that break

Back soon In the meantime I will leave you with a photo from 208, a cairn on one of the Paps of Anu in Ireland. I know it's apeared here before but what harm in the odd repeat!

Dances with (well on) Mullahs

Jump Rope from Firoozeh Bazrafkan on Vimeo.

Before I take my break here is one of a couple of things I couldn't resist posting. This video is by the supremely talented Iranian artist Firoozeh Bazrafkan. Firoozeh lives and works in Denmark.

Time for a break

Will take a break from posting for a little while. There is so much I want to write about,  particularly about Hungarian PM Orban and his increasing despotism but I am not in the mood.

Back soon.
Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani has appeared as one of a number of participants  in a film called Corps et Ames.

Like Aliaa El Mahdy did last year,  Gofishteh is making a powerful statement about cultural policies in Iran and particularly the status of women in that country.

The Iranian regime has had a hissy fit and she has basically been told not to return to the country.

Like Aliaa El Mahdy I salute Golshifteh's action. It is her body, her right and her choice.

Under the weather

Robyn  has been under the weather. I took him to the vet on Tuesday but mercifully the vet  considered him to be in good shape for a cat who is not far off being an eighteen year old!

17 January 2012

At 6:30 on a July Morning after a night of drinking

Four revised views of the Perfidious Madonna

A difference of opinion between Tim and Iggy Pop

Here Iggy tells the world that he wants to be a canine companion

And here my nephew makes it abundantly clear that he will NOT be a canine companion, even to his best friend!

Tim X3

© Shaun P Downey 2011, 2012

Tim Hijab July 2011

© Shaun P Downey 2012

Celena and wildflowers II

© Shaun P Downey 202

Against the wall

© Shaun P Downey 2011