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Lines of Latitude and Longitude

These two nautical charts show different parts of the Fijian islands. Above, in addition to the lines of latitude and longitude on the chart, you can see the line of the path ‘Tenacious’ took through the area.

Posted as part of October Squares Lines&Squares

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Random Fridays: Two cats in Fiji

What caught my eye about these two cats was how well cared for they looked, which is not exactly common in Fiji where cats are generally scrawny and rough looking. Then I spotted how alert the one cat is, in contrast to the black one that is fast asleep!


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Defunct fountains: Fiji

Defunct fountain in Thurston Gardens, Suva Fiji

Only the legs are left!

In Suva (the capital of Fiji), there is a lovely garden named in honour of Sir John Bates Thurston, governor between February 1888 and March 1897. While the lawns, trees and plants are well looked after, the monuments and fountains have had a tougher time. This fountain must have been very impressive when it was new and the basin was full of water. I can imagine children running through the water on a hot day, splashing each other and laughing with glee.

Defunct fountain in Thurston Gardens, Suva Fiji

Defunct, decrepit, destroyed …


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