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6 Billion variations on a theme……

Thought for the day…” You will never find a rainbow if you are looking down”s

” Go to Heaven for the climate, and to Hell for the company”.

It is amazing the variations that are possible with just 2 eyes, one nose and one mouth.      And add to that emotions and the variations become endless.    The English language has more than 400 words which describe emotions and sentiments, and studies have shown that when people are trying to conceal emotions, that they subconsciously show ‘micro emotions’ very rapidly.    For smiles, there are around 18 different types of smile, ranging from polite to cruel and false.   And body language also reflects our emotions, for instance, touching the nose often indicates that the person is hiding something.    Studies have estimated that the human face can make over 10 000 facial expressions, although most are too small to notice.      Few people are said to posses the perfect face, that is where both halves of the face have perfect symmetry, yet there are some 6 billion faces worldwide.   6 billion variations on 2 eyes, one nose and a mouth……here is one of them, a few years ago in Pakistan….

LOW-RES-Pak-faceand another photo from the archives…

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The Streets of Pakistan – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…” Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity”

” If you want to shine like the sun, then you have to burn like it”.

Off to Pakistan for today’s photo, and to Peshawar, the capital of the Khyber area of the North West Province.   This area is a centre for tribal groups, and because it is not far from the Khyber Pass into Afghanistan, then traders from Afghanistan are often seen on the streets there.   Once part of the British colony, it became part of the newly created Pakistan in 1947, although due to its position on the routes into Afghanistan and northern Pakistan, then it has seen conflicts for centuries.   Hot and dusty, with temperatures reaching into the 40 degrees during the summer.  Despite a population of around 2.5 million people, it is mostly men that are seen on the streets of Peshawar (as in much of Pakistan).  Pakistan is still very much a male orientated country, except in the Hunza province in the far north, where things are much more equal.    Seen here in the photo are Afghani street traders, a common sight on the pavements in Peshawar.

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and a photo out of the archives….a Ground Eagle seen in Zambia……..

LOW-RES-Ground-Eagle

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Heading to market in Pakistan – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day….” Those who forget where they came from tend to get lost where they are going”.

” Sometimes you have to take a leap at life and build your wings on the way down”

After all the stress and frustration of Emirates Airlines (see the last post for the details), I ended up cancelling the ticket completely.   No more bookings with Emirates Airlines, lesson has been learnt. But life goes on, just that I will never buy another ticket with an airline that has such bad customer ‘service’.

Today’s photo comes from the northern part of Pakistan, not far from the border with Afghanistan.   Another one of those lucky photos that you just have to take without thinking, yet the position of the donkey and cart and also the beggar were great for the photo.   As usual, another shot taken with a cheap Panasonic camera.

LOW-RES-Donkey-&-cart

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Photo of the Day Tuesday 24th July 2012 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell

Thought for the day….”  When dreaming of the future, don’t let the present slip by.”

Pakistan again for the photo today, and to a typical Pakistani scene, the colourful local buses.    Pakistan has a population of about 177 million, and more than 60 different languages are spoken (Urdu being the main language).  Many of the buses have separate enclosed areas only for women,  and often separate entrances for men and women.   The local bus stations are great for getting colourful and unusual photos, as each bus is decorated differently.  The drivers are prowd to show off their buses too.

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Photo of the Day Thursday 5th July – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel in Norefjell.

Thought for the day….”  Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. “

Off to the western part of Pakistan for today’s photo and to the Bolan Pass, just 120k from Afghanistan.  This is still a tribal area, controlled by the Baluch.   On a hot, dusty day, this tribesman was photographed in one of the local towns.  Not many tourists pass this way, although there is a railway line up through the pass and down to Quetta.  It is currently considered too dangerous to travel in this region, but a few years ago, it was no problem at all.

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