Sunday, March 01, 2009

these noble dudes were absolutely ready to party on in to the next world







a horse startled by an elephant




i should imagine that italian social workers will take a dim view of this kind of informal fostering arrangement







on their way to the fancy dress ball











proof, if it were needed, that the romans introduced cricket to the ancient britons
























the self-appointed chairman of the jockey club




if you have tears to shed ...




just cos its amazing




when we close our eyes


bernini's "four fountains" in piazza navona ... with that crocodile drain, the fountain seems nicely allegorical of time's flow and renewal




ourselves when younger


oh, my aching feet !



the worst bit is coming down all those stairs from the cupola of saint peter's