GEORGIA TRIP DIARY – DAY 3 – USHGULI – CRUST UPON CRUST OF MUD

by Antonio Gil January. 18, 2018 972 views
the ground was mud on mud on cow s**t

the ground was mud on mud on cow s**t

José Luis Picture - I'm the yellow wrapped guy ☺

José Luis Picture - I'm the yellow wrapped guy ☺

Fog was settling in

Fog was settling in

♫♫ Dirt to Mud ♫♫

As much mud in the streets as if the waters had but newly retired from the face of the earth, and it would not be wonderful to meet a Megalosaurus, forty feet long or so, waddling like an elephantine lizard up Holborn Hill. Smoke lowering down from chimney-pots, making a soft black drizzle, with flakes of soot in it as big as full-grown snow-flakes — gone into mourning, one might imagine, for the death of the sun. Dogs, undistinguishable in mire. Horses, scarcely better; splashed to their very blinkers. Foot passengers, jostling one another’s umbrellas in a general infection of ill-temper, and losing their foot-hold at street-corners, where tens of thousands of other foot passengers have been slipping and sliding since the day broke (if the day ever broke), adding new deposits to the crust upon crust of mud, sticking at those points tenaciously to the pavement, and accumulating at compound interest.

Charles Dickens, Bleak House

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Dawn Hester 3 years, 4 months ago

A very interesting battle but you survived..very nice.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Dawn Hester 3 years, 4 months ago

There was a kind of "fragrance" in the air when we finished smile

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Andi Saw 3 years, 5 months ago
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Antonio Gil Replied to Andi Saw 3 years, 5 months ago

Just more two posts and the misery ends smile

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Heike 3 years, 5 months ago

Great set, ! I wonder that the dog in #5 is still quite clean...grinning

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Heike 3 years, 5 months ago

Funny, I thought the same smile

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Paula Wallis 3 years, 5 months ago

Oh so dismal looking. Well done you for even bringing your camera out on such a day. My favourite is #6. Love the monochrome appeal of it all:)

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Paula Wallis 3 years, 5 months ago

Good or bad weather I have to take advantage of what lies before me. Thanks dear Paula

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
Russell Smith 3 years, 5 months ago

Do you remember those cartoons where the character's feet would start slipping and then they would wind up on their backs? That would be me in this mud lol. #5The shingles or rocks used as shingles amaze me . I wonder how they got them to stay .

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 3 years, 5 months ago

Hahahaha. I can imagine such a scene. This slate laying is a very ancient technique that still exists even in my country.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 5 months ago

#1 - nice portrait but very unconvincing. HOW is it possible to have such clean shoes and trousers in this mud? I'm sure, my rubber boots would be high up to my hips muddy and would look like solid fundaments for a skyscraper!
#3 - Let's buy it in green, his wife said, it will brighten up the whole area ... A photgraphers dream!
#5 - time travel (only some minor modern hints). Love the slate roof tiles.
#6 - this fog is a bliss for real estate photographers, because erverything looks therefore less rough and full of edges and harsh natural contrasts (snow, stones, earthy colors) - on the other hand the cows are still visible.

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 5 months ago

#1 - you should have seen them in the end smile #3 - Or they are just colour-blind. #5 - Exactly, that's how I felt it. #6 - More cows to come, fog or no fog. Thank you so much dear friend.

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 3 years, 5 months ago

I'm with Stephanie on these! As a young man, I've had my fill of tending livestock in bad weather......
Love the camera work, as always. Very powerful images of this less-than-glamorous lifestyle.....
The Dickens piece & "mud bike" video accompany these perfectly!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 5 months ago

When I read these lines from Dickens I said to myself - This is the perfect description of the place I'd visited in Georgia, and there it is. Thanks my friend.

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 4 months ago

I'm always amazed at how you find such apropo music & words to accompany your fine images.....

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 4 months ago

Sometimes I have to dig deep. smile

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 4 months ago

I certainly appreciate your tireless efforts, Amigo!

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Stephanie Hyde 3 years, 5 months ago

This just looks like misery to me...cold, wet, muddy, stinky animals.  You earned your photographers badge on these!

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Stephanie Hyde 3 years, 5 months ago

You bet I have smile Thanks dear friend

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
Francesc 3 years, 5 months ago

Great raining shots....I love the roofs

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 3 years, 5 months ago

Now that I'm warm and cosy i also love the shots smile

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
Joe Zink 3 years, 5 months ago

What an incredible roof on the building in #5 and #6!
For myself, I've never been a fan of walking through the mud and the cow manure...

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Joe Zink 3 years, 5 months ago

The roof is covered with schist slates.
Me neither smile

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Berckmans Peter 3 years, 5 months ago

Worlds biggest mudhole. #4 is my fav, mudling through cowssmile

3 years, 5 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 years, 5 months ago

Or as someone says - shithole. smile Those cows were looking at us in a very strange way cow2

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