To graffer: A bit different...........tyro::2008-07-04 2:21
Thank you, Peter, for your encouragement yet again. I hope you weren't offended by the content of my picture!

I do hope it's not removed but I suppose it might be. I thought, however, that it was quite interesting, especially as I was not aware of some of the very strange celebrations which some of the Malagasy people have with their dead until I went there and read up about the various cultures. The celebration of the "Turning of the Bones" is a strange affair in which, usually about 8 or 10 years after the dead person is placed in a tomb, their body is exhumed and carefully re-wrapped in a new shroud and brought out to join a party of drinking and dancing before being laid to rest for another few years. The idea is that those living receive some of the wisdom of their dead ancestors by doing this.

Pity about the image quality, though. I'm quite vexed with myself for having taken that lousy film with me on what was a trip of a lifetime. Oh, to have had my Canon with me then - and some sort of solar-powered charger for its battery!

Kind Regards,

John.

P.S. On the subject of policing of these sites, one of my daughters put a picture of an exotic flower on TN and it was removed because she had taken it in a botanic establishment in Wales called "Plantasia". I knew that garden flowers and the like do not fit in with the terms and conditions of TN, but is that any different to taking a picture of an exotic bird in a zoo? They seem to be allowed.
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To graffer: A bit different........... tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 93 N: 875] (4422)::2008-07-04 02:21