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A West Cornish Barbary pirate and ghost-ship

Posted: December 9th 2009 14:00. Last modified: December 23rd 2009 01:17

"Discontented devil of a blackamoor, why canst thou not be satisfied to live here?" "Avast there; all our gold and diamonds can't procure us here the bright sunshine and joyous people, nor the rich fruits and wine, of my native clime."

Barcelona and the great European fire sale

Posted: August 5th 2009 16:58.

And an explanation of why "La gata sobre el tejado de zinc" is, in metallurgical-roofing terms, an inappropriate translation of "Cat on a hot tin roof".

Picture-posts

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