21 Mar '11, 7am

The Annotated Budak: Through the looking glass

The Annotated Budak: Through the looking glass

In making this harbour, the steamer enters between the large island and a cluster of little islets, standing high out of the water with rocky banks, and covered to their summits by rich green jungle, with here and there a few forest trees stretching their tall trunks high into the air, and crowned at their tops by small compact clumps of leaves and branches. On several of the most lovely points of this entrance, residences, or rather watering-places, have been built by some of the merchants, which add to, rather than detract from, the beauty of the scene, their snow-white walls and porticoes peering out from the rich foliage which surrounds them, or looking boldly down from some chaste eminence which they surmount.

Full article: http://budak.blogs.com/the_annotated_budak/2011/03/corals...

Tweets

The Annotated Budak: For the birds

The Annotated Budak: For the birds

budak.blogs.com 21 Mar '11, 7am

The weather, in the way the rainclouds sneak over the grey-green canopy, or mere weariness from the burden of dogged tasks...