Underwater is always strange.

If you’re a fish, then that is not correct. (Even though you, as a fish, are always stressed about a bigger fish eating you).

But if you’re human, and since you’re reading this, I’m assuming you are, then underwater is a strange place you can go. This is a story about the great people who can take you there: looking up at your air bubbles floating up 100 feet; watching a turtle float through the sea; or perhaps seeing, for the first time, how many, many lives are lived on a coral reef.

So, here we go…..


Tulagi Island

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.


Honiara, Guadalcanal

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.


 


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:










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.