Saturday, June 17, 2017

#Photography on the Blog 6/17 | A Fish, a Wish, and, WTF, Vladimir

Scheveningen, The Netherlands

A visitor swallows a fish during Vlaggetjesdag (Flagday), the day on which traditionally the new herring is shipped into the harbour

Photograph: Lex van Lieshout/EPA

The Rockhouse has warned previously about Dutch cannabis since it has a notorious reputation for turning people into fish suckers.  Look for that homegrown cannabis; buy American; don't be a fish sucker.

Berga, Spain

Revellers take part in La Patum, a traditional festival where mystical and symbolic figures are carried through the city accompanied by loud music

Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images

When you're looking for your religion to be loud, proud, and in the city square then you need to be heading for Spain.

London, UK

The Queen meets firefighters during a visit to the Westway sports centre, which is providing temporary shelter for people left homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire

Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

At first Queen Elizabeth was shocked to find Putin working as one of her volunteer firefighters but she handled it with impeccable diplomatic aplomb.

How about we wrap this with a bug which can fly and a seagull which can't.

Tiszainoka, Hungary

Long-tailed mayflies (Palingenia longicauda) mate on the surface of the Tisza river.Millions of these short-lived mayflies engage in a frantic rush to mate and reproduce before they perish in just a few hours

Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

Mayflies are such extraordinary little creatures but don't say that around New York City where mayflies have come out by the squillions and the lights have been shut off on bridges because the air has been so dense with them it has been difficult and dangerous to use the bridges because the lights only attracted more of them.

West Wittering, UK

A young seagull’s failed flying attempts on a rooftop in the seaside village

Photograph: Jason Hedges/Barcroft Images

We're sure this seagull will one day fulfill its destiny to become one of the sky's flying rats and will be coming to steal your potato crisps but it does not look like that will be today.

The picture could be used for so many analogies relative to the modern political situation that the Rockhouse head swims ... and better than that seagull flies, I might add.

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