On Sunday, we decided to go to Santander with our weekend guests, Robert and Ania. The day was sunny and warm, with very little wind. We had no idea that the memorable experience from the trip would be enormous waves coming in from the sea. We were still a bit tired from our walk up Pico de las Nieves the day before, so we took it easy on our stroll through Santander.
And now, the video, with intellectual commentary from our regular nature commentator, Marga….
I could have stood there watching the waves come in all day. I loved it! This video is also available on Flickr, Vimeo, YouTube, Yahoo, Metacafe, Google, Revver, Break, DailyMotion, Blip.tv, Veoh, Imeem, Stupid Videos, Sclipo, Viddler and Howcast.
Images like this interest me. There is nothing inherently racist in showing a black child with white underwear. But I have no doubt that such an image, in some cultures (e.g. the US), would be denounced as horribly offensive. What is racist to you depends on how knowledgeable you are on possible connotations and connections to our racist past. Presumably the offended would cite the historic usage of black slaves on cotton plantations as the offensive connection depicted here. Interesting.
Overall, we had a wonderful visit with Robert and Ania. We had never really met Ania, except for during our hectic wedding day, and we were pleased, though not surprised, that Robert had chosen such a kind, funny, intelligent woman to marry. They are probably moving to Munich soon, and we are looking forward to visiting them some upcoming October(fest).