Tulagi Island

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This little gem in the Solomon Islands sits in a beautiful and historic part of our emerald world. But best of all, Tulagi’s people are very friendly–in spite of the Great War that raged around them 75 years ago. But before we look at some more of these great, but very poor people, how about a quick look around this little jungle island?But when you think about it, it’s me that’s separating these people and their jungle island. So how about we just watch all of this in its peaceful, poor, rich, hot and humid existence together?This Japanese seaplane was moored at an offshore airbase just off the Tulagi coast. An American air attack sunk it into 30 meters of water in 1942. 


Honiara, Guadalcanal

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Just dropped into the Solomon Islands and can say the infrastructure is pretty rough. But surrounding this rough, small city (approx. 80,000) are short, jungle-covered mountains. So, with just a short time to post, let’s take a look….

These two photos show the contrast of the two worlds–city and not-city.


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FRANKFURT, Germany

Last trip in Europe I made a point to swing through a couple of its tax haven/money hideaway places. What struck me was that these barons of banking hang out in very subtle cities. Somehow they hide away billions of international dollars, but don't create a big splash. Let's take a look at how low-key four of Europe's money centres are:


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Greetings again from Planet Europe. These photos and thoughts are from the fall of 2015.

That was one of the many volatile times for the great people of Europe. Here's what some of it looked like…

 



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About This Place…

"This website is dedicated to the many people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who have suffered and died."

 

The writer was a journalist, prosecutor, and Canadian soldier who is now trying to help the people who live in the DR Congo.

 

The photographs and the commentary here are solely those of the writer and his pet dog named "Bark." The United Nations and MONUSCO have nothing to do with this website.

Similarly, the township of Puskokum in eastern Tennessee is equally not interested.