Toy Boats

March 17, 2007 By: erik Category: Beach, Family, Flickr, Photos, Stuff I Found 2,242 views

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A couple months ago, Marga’s Aunt Manoli and Uncle Antonio came to visit for the first time. While they were here, I showed them some of my photos on my computer, especially of when my parents visited last August. Antonio recently told me that he remembered one picture, in particular, from my collection…

Toy Boat

Toy Boat – Paul plays with his toy boat at the beach in Laredo, Spain.

Posting this, just now, I was reminded of a picture on sgazzetti’s blog (I mean, website) that I saw recently. For those of you that haven’t noticed his superb comments, sgazzetti is my newest blog fan. Anyway, a friend of mine saw the following picture the other day and told me that it looked like the kind of picture I would take. So, without further ado, let’s take the toy boat perspective tricks in the opposite direction…

He’s got a whole Flickr photoset of attempts to make his tiny Venetian souvenir pay for itself. I think it did.

Also, check out his blog website entry about it.

  • I feel like a jackass to admit this, but I had to look a second time AND read the post again to realize that Paul is not holding a toy boat (or a toy anything) in his hand. Beautiful trompe l’oeil !

    Thanks for pointing to my gondola pictures, but I need to emphasize that they are a blatant rip-off, and for the real picture (so to speak) your readers owe it to themselves to go the source: ‘Souvenirs’ photoset at Flickr. Great fun from all over the world.

    And finally, I gave up on the whole ‘website’ vs ‘blog’ thing a long time ago. My bride relented.

    (I’ve tried submitting this several times, but it appears to disappear; please delete the comment if it’s a duplicate, and this line if not)

  • Yes, sorry about that. You’re inclusion of a link flagged you as spam. And my email client apparently flagged WordPress’ attempt to tell me about your comment as spam, etc. etc.

    I’m sure there’s a good parallel between reducing comment freedom to combat spam and reducing freedom to combat terrorism. In the end, your honest comment was defeated by the security measures designed to protect you.

    Now that I’ve disabled trackbacks, the main source of my spam problem because it allows bypassing the ‘you have to sign up’ rule, I think I’ll turn off the spam filtering. So hopefully it won’t happen again. 😉

  • Oops, forgot to “delete this line” like you asked. Sorry ’bout that.