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Cam.card folder: D539 - Init: 2019-10-10

Altamura Day 1

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19-09-22 - Nest on our window sill.

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19-09-22 - Mother pigeon, wary.

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19-09-22 - Tidying up round her doorway.

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19-09-22 - Neighbourhood.

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19-09-22 - A bus to wherever.

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19-09-22 - The Altamura sinkholes and museum today.

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19-09-22 - Framework digital map of the cave system.

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19-09-22 - We'uns, not spelunking today.

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19-09-22 - Serious caving gear.

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19-09-22 - He fell down into the cave long ago.

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19-09-22 - Viewing the sinkhole. We go on an extended walk cross-country.

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19-09-22 - Down.

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19-09-22 - Rudimentary steps.

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19-09-22 - Fig clinging to the cliffside.

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19-09-22 - We were over there. See cliffside figures near centre.

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19-09-22 - Looks like autumn crocus. But our guide says no.

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19-09-22 - Modern latifundium. The Romulans invented industrial-scale agriculture. Big farms, run by slaves, owned by senators and speculators. Ruined the country according to Pliny, the Elder.

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19-09-22 - Fido followed us for kilometers. Obviously weak and thirsty. He disappeared when we entered the next town.

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19-09-22 - Mantis.

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19-09-22 - Oh how the mighty have fallen. Column drum. A recycled bit of old architecture to make a crude fence. Could even have been Roman.

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19-09-22 - Back at the hotel for dinner - fantasy. I had grandiose plans to use this picture, and one of yours truly, to photoshop myself into a Henry VIII impression with gold-plated codpiece and bow legs, and my torso on top. I owe this absurd fantasy to a recent trip to the NASA facilities at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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19-02-19 - "I'm 'Enery the 8th ... I am, I am." Was an English pop song, way back.

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- Web: Henry 8th armour and codpiece.

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19-09-22 - Outside this evening's eatery.

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19-10-10 - Outside our hotel room window. Voluble teenagers at 1:00am.

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19-10-10 - Resident pigeon, sitting on her eggs. The container turned out to be a nesting box, containing, apparently, a kestrel. More pictures to come.

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