Dust flux, Vostok ice core

Dust flux, Vostok ice core
Two dimensional phase space reconstruction of dust flux from the Vostok core over the period 186-4 ka using the time derivative method. Dust flux on the x-axis, rate of change is on the y-axis. From Gipp (2001).

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Festival of Kundum

It's that time of year again. I'm not in Ghana yet, but should be before the end of the month. Here are some shots from the Kundum festival in Axim (western region of Ghana) in 2008.

Man in ent costume. Maybe from the back, but who can tell?

Regatta about to begin.

There is a lot of dancing and drumming, and although the festival lacks the polish of something like Carnivale, it is a good time in its own right.

The chief is carried by the crowd back to his home.

The chief returns to his house.

But it isn't just about carrying the chief home. There is a formal order to everything which is difficult to convey, particularly when you are wandering aimlessly through the crowd and are not aware of the symbolism of everything. This is not simply a harvest festival.

Crowd has gathered at the foot of Axim Castle to witness child acrobats.

Woman in "devil riddance" outfit.

Race. That just may be one of the Montreal Canadiens helping the team on the right.

Have fun.

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