Monday, January 31, 2022

Snow Boinero

Mother and child building a snowman together in the 1930's or 1940's, United Kingdom.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Harry Joyce

Brighton, United Kingdom. 10th May, 2015. 

Harry Joyce who fought with 4 Commando Brigade received his Palestine Star medal at the VE day memorial service held at the Brighton War Memorial.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Gaucho with Mounted Dog

A tourist's guide gaucho on horseback with his dog in El Calafate, Argentina.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Sud Touraine Visual Diary

Sud Touraine is is located in the Indre-et-Loire department, in the Centre-Val de Loire region, central France.

Cutting firewood for winter
Here we follow the life of a Sud Touraine farmer.
 Loading baskets and half barrels onto tractor

Harvesting walnuts

Vineyard maintenance 

Vineyard maintenance

Pushing wine barrel on handcart 

Tying new growth in the vineyard

Sharpening the scythe

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Basque gentleman wearing a Bacardi Rum beret in Balmaseda, Spanish Basque Country. 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Heinz Dieterich

Heinz Dieterich (born 1943) is a German sociologist and a political analyst residing in Mexico. He is best known for his leftist ideals. 

He contributes to several journals and has published more than 30 books about conflict in Latin America, global society and the ideological controversies that characterised the 20th century, among other philosophical and social scientific topics.
 Here Heinz Dieterich shows a beret given to him by Venezuelan President Chavez in 1999.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Lingerie Models on the Catwalk at Moda

Lingerie models on the catwalk at Moda. 

Moda, the UK's biggest trade fashion show for independent fashion buyers, took place between 19th-21st February 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Father J. Baeten

Father J. Baeten s.j. (center with beret) busy setting up a prayer room for continuous workers in Vlaardingen.

Baeten was a corporate chaplain for Rotterdam, Schiedam and Vlaardingen.

Photo published in Rotterdams Nieuwsblad 6-9-1958 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the monastery at the Jesuit fathers.

Saturday, January 22, 2022


Spanish-Basque singer Iñaki Igon Garitaonaindia aka "Gari"(Legazpi, Gipuzkoa, 1964) is a basque language singer and songwriter.

He was the singer of the band "Hertzainak" from 1983 to 1993. When the band broke up, he started his solo career in 1995 with a self-titled album "Gari".

In December 2008 American singer Patti Smith gave a poetry recital at the Artium museum in Vitoria and Gari accompanied her on guitar.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Grant Drumheller #2

Years ago, I first published a post on the work of New Hampshire artist and boinero Grant Drumheller, whose work I much admire. 

Grant & Fanny

Grant  Drumheller has been the recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Grant in Painting to Italy.

Point with Dogwalkers

Drumheller has been a professor at the University of New Hampshire since 1986. Other teaching and speaking engagements have been at Boston University, Dartmouth College, Amherst College, the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley College, Maine College of Art, Monserrat College of Art, and Gordon College. 

Karina & Grant

He has taught for several summers at the UNH in Italy Program in Ascoli Piceno, Le Marche and at Art New England Workshops at Bennington College, but stopped teaching in 2019.

Much of Grant's work can be viewed here

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Wednesday, January 19, 2022


Such a common sight, only a few decades ago: the coalman, delivering coal from door to door.

It is a sight that is not seen much anymore, although I found this recent photo of a coalman in Soweto, South Africa.
Like the actual coal miners, Basque berets were the typical headgear for coalmen, the black felt immune to smudges and dirt.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022


Photos taken at the National Armed Forces Day in Cleethorpes, United Kingdom, 2016.

Monday, January 17, 2022


Pétanque is a sport that falls into the category of boules sports, along with raffa, bocce, boule lyonnaise, lawn bowls and crown green bowling. In all these sports, players or teams play their boules/balls towards a target ball.

In pétanque the objective is to score points by having boules closer to the target than the opponent after all boules have been thrown. This is achieved by throwing or rolling boules closer to the small target ball, officially called a jack but known colloquially as a cochonnet, or by hitting the opponents' boules away from the target, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground.

The game is normally and best played on hard dirt or gravel. It can be played in public areas in parks or in dedicated facilities called boulodromes.

The current form of the game originated in 1907 or 1910 in La Ciotat, in Provence, France. The French name pétanque (borrowed into English, with or without the acute accent) comes from petanca in the Provençal dialect of the Occitan language, deriving from the expression pè tancat, meaning 'foot fixed' or 'foot planted' (on the ground).