11 December 2009

Namibian dune

Which reminds me of two verses:

In Sparkill buried lies that man of mark
Who brought the Obelisk to Central Park,
Redoubtable Commander H.H. Gorringe,
Whose name supplies the rhyme for “orange.”

and this even shorter one:

The four eng-
ineers wore orange

Some other time we should blog the Namibian Diamond Coast where, according to National Geographic (October 2009)
"in the early 1900s an explorer named Ernst Reuning made a wager with a companion about the amount of time it would take to fill a tin cup with gems found loose in the sand. The job took all of ten minutes."
Photo from Pixdaus, via Titam et le Sirop d'Erable.

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