I once had a dream like this. A ball game played by players attached to helium balloons in balance so flapping wings could make you fly around the warehouse pitch.
Upon waking i calculated the needed amount of helium and figured the game impossible coz the balloons would be too big.
And i think that's true still. Couldn't really play a ball game with balloons this big.
Would still be a cool time though. Flapping about. Perhaps one day the ball game can be played with smaller balloons on the moon.
Tonight's hotel view of lake titicaca. Arrived just in time for it to get dark.
Highest point about 5km above the sea level. The Inca make these piles of stones with offerings for their gods. Now tourists do it for luck making wishes. I wished for a successful kickstarter in November.
This llama found my biscuits very tasty. Had the cutie eating out of my hands.
Lots of time in a coach going up mountains in #peru again today. This time to where the condors hangout. They flew around with hardly any flapping over this 3km deep valley.
The Spanish colonized the whole country like 500 years ago. Replacing the Inca almost completely so those churches are all Christian ones with only the vaguest hint at the Inca culture.
The Inca worshipped the sun and the moon and the rain and the lake which all do at least exist. But the Spanish killed them until they worshipped jehova instead.
And for what? Gold? The Spanish pretend God beat out the Inca pretend gods through violence and oppression, but the Inca were killing each other pretty effectively even before that.
Both their gods love blood and death.
An afternoon on my own now. Will have to eat at some point and should try and avoid staying in the hotel room pressing buttons or watching star trek.
Wonder what i should do? Anyone got any ideas? Is anyone from arequipa on fedi? Or been here? What's cool?
Breakfast on the hotel balcony looking over the town square.
They've cancelled the weather forecasts out of respect for the dead old lady.
Fucking madness of the uk is reaching critical levels. We must stop the insanity before it passes a tipping point and collapses under it's own weight to form a black hole.
Bookmarked by @pre: Craig Murray on royalty
There can be no clearer example than the monarchy of the unrelenting media propaganda by which the Establishment maintains its grip.
One more time for those at the back: fuck the #monarchy. It's stupid and wrong and unjust and all you obsequious wankers who are supporting it right now out of reverence and respect are insane stupid and wrong.
If you are a liberal and you are writing respectful eulogies instead of campaigning for justice and equity you are losing my respect right now.
Learning a lot about people who are saying we should be respectful and reverent at the moment because an old lady did what old ladies do and die.
Where were they when that old lady was wearing a diamond and gold hat and sitting on a gold chair while her subjects queue at food banks?
Their respect and reverence is clearly aimed at wealth and power, not human dignity.
I am indeed more drunkener than i would normally expect on one cocktail and one glass of wine. Seemed to be the single cigarette that really tipped the balance.
But I'm still well and probably gonna have a night cap now as i go to bed.
Today i flew half way up the mountain to the interior of peru. 2500m high. Highest I've ever been outside a plane. Everyone is saying not to smoke or drink booze cuz of the altitude sickness but I'm keen to test if it'll be any different.
Had a window seat as we flew over the mountainous desert.
The mountains are brown and lifeless. They have channels running through them like rivers but are empty of water. They have large flat planes and deep crevices. But no houses or roads or plants or infrastructure or trees. Beautiful but an empty void barren of life like Mars or the moon. They stretch into the distance, becoming more indistinct and washed out by the effects of atmosphere. There is no horizon, only the grey wash into the sky.
There's a big lake, edges looking salt encrusted, not filling it's own lake bed.
Nicer view from this hotel.
Off for dinner in a bit.
Made it to Peru. Here is the Pacific ocean. It's grey and wavey.
Lima is chock full of cops right now. All the different types, quite a rainbow of different uniforms. Black ones. Camo ones. Blue ones.
There were food riots a while back. The president is locking down against protest.
But it is also beautiful and modern and the big institutional buildings are Gothic and ornate and incredible.
Saw a monastery with catacombs filled with human bones, and also amazing carved cedar wood walls.
Tired like a zombie. No sleep on the overnight plane. No chance for naps.
Going to enjoy the hell out of some sleep now.
Wondering if she'll make it though to about 11pm. I could head off on holiday as an Elizabethan and come back a Proper Charlie.
Once again I made a tarot show that I'd quote-tweet from my alt at @wordcloudtarot if I could but just have to quote instead since I can't.
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