Wednesday, July 22, 2009


GG is sphinx-like today. We're mulling over doings in Darfur & elsewhere. Today, no comment from us but from Don McMullin, the great British photographer.

"It's very difficult to talk about the Spinx because it is so well known.This is a very simple, almost postcard-like image, but nevertheless if you look into it you see more and more. It's extraordinary. This is a remarkable photograph and here it is in this album, hidden away. It deserves a better place in the world really."

[Henri Béchard (active 1870s & 80s); 'Le Sphinx Armachis, Caire' (The Sphinx Armachis, Cairo), about 1880; Albumen print; 21 x 27cm/credit & copyright use. Which some people need desperately to review for their blogs. Seriously.]