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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Reverberation / Shipspotting (Order of Battle) / Giuseppe Ungaretti: Pilgrimage (Displacement)

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IRAQ - Iraqi families who were displaced by the ongoing operation by Iraqi forces against IS are seen gathering near Qayyarah. By @Kilicbil: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 24 October 2016



IRAQ - Iraqi families who were displaced by the ongoing operation by Iraqi forces against IS are seen gathering near Qayyarah. By @Kilicbil: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 24 October 2016




IRAQ - Iraqi families who were displaced by the ongoing operation by Iraqi forces against IS are seen gathering near Qayyarah. By @Kilicbil: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 24 October 2016



IRAQ - Iraqi families who were displaced by the ongoing operation by Iraqi forces against IS are seen gathering near Qayyarah. By @Kilicbil: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 24 October 2016
 


IRAQ - An operation to retake Mosul from IS takes place as displaced families flee areas of unrest at east of Mosul. By Ahmad Al-Rubaye #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 22 October 2016
 

Displaced families flee areas of unrest during an operation to retake #Mosul #AFP from the IS Photo By Ahmad Al-Rubaye
: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 23 October 2016




Displaced Iraqis near #Qayyarah, south of #Mosul, #food distribution @afphoto by @Kilicbil: image via Jean-Marc Mojon @mojobaghdad, 24 October 2016




Displaced Iraqis near #Qayyarah, south of #Mosul, #food distribution @afphoto by @Kilicbil: image via Jean-Marc Mojon @mojobaghdad, 24 October 2016




Displaced Iraqis near #Qayyarah, south of #Mosul, #food distribution @afphoto by @Kilicbil: image via Jean-Marc Mojon @mojobaghdad, 24 October 2016



Displaced Iraqis near #Qayyarah, south of #Mosul, #food distribution @afphoto by @Kilicbil
: image via Jean-Marc Mojon @mojobaghdad, 24 October 2016




SYRIA - Iraqi refugees who fled Mosul due to government forces offensive arrive in desert area of Rajam al-Saliba. By @Delilsouleman #AFP
: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 24 October 2016




SYRIA - Iraqi refugees who fled Mosul due to government forces offensive arrive in desert area of Rajam al-Saliba. By @Delilsouleman #AFP
: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 24 October 2016




SYRIA - Iraqi refugees who fled Mosul due to government forces offensive arrive in desert area of Rajam al-Saliba. By @Delilsouleman #AFP
: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 24 October 2016



#Iraq Displaced families arrive to a refugee camp in #Qarayyah during an operation to retake #Mosul from the IS #AFP Photo By @Kilicbil: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 23 October 2016  



#Iraq
A displaced boy holds a pigeon at refugee camp in #Qarayyah during an operation to retake #Mosul from the IS #AFP Photo By @Kilicbil: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 23 October 2016 


IRAQ - Iraqi forces stand on an infantry fighting vehicle loaded on a truck driving through the Al-Shura area. By Ahmad Al-Rubaye #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 24 October 2016

A member of the Iraqi government forces smokes a cigarette as they rest in the village of al-Khuwayn, south of Mosul, after recapturing it from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists on October 23, 2016, in part of an ongoing operation to tighten the noose around Mosul and reclaim the last major Iraqi city under IS control. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYEAHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

A member of the Iraqi government forces smokes a cigarette as they rest in the village of al-Khuwayn, south of Mosul, after recapturing it from Islamic State (IS) in part of an ongoing operation to tighten the noose around Mosul and reclaim the last major Iraqi city under IS control.: photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP, 24 October 2016

A member of the Iraqi government forces smokes a cigarette as they rest in the village of al-Khuwayn, south of Mosul, after recapturing it from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists on October 23, 2016, in part of an ongoing operation to tighten the noose around Mosul and reclaim the last major Iraqi city under IS control. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYEAHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

A member of the Iraqi government forces smokes a cigarette as they rest in the village of al-Khuwayn, south of Mosul, after recapturing it from Islamic State (IS) in part of an ongoing operation to tighten the noose around Mosul and reclaim the last major Iraqi city under IS control.: photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP, 24 October 2016


IRAQ - A member of the Iraqi government forces rests in the village of al-Khuwayn after they recapture it from IS. By Ahmad Al-Rubaye #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 24 October 2016
 

SYRIA - The shoes of a victim filled with personal belongings are seen at a make-shift hospital in Douma near Damascus. By @AbdDoumany #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 24 October 2016


SYRIA - The body of a child is seen at a make-shift morgue following a cluster bomb attack on the rebel-held town of Douma. By @AbdDoumany #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 24 October 2016

A woman walks past semi-finished clay idols of the Hindu mythological characters 'Dakinis' and 'Yoginis', who will be worshipped along with the Hindu goddess Kali, at a roadside workshop ahead of the Kali Puja festival in Kolkata, India October 24, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A woman walks past semi-finished clay idols of the Hindu mythological characters ‘Dakinis’ and ‘Yoginis’, who will be worshipped along with the Hindu goddess Kali, at a roadside workshop ahead of the Kali Puja festival in Kolkata, India: photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters, 24 October 2016

A woman walks past semi-finished clay idols of the Hindu mythological characters 'Dakinis' and 'Yoginis', who will be worshipped along with the Hindu goddess Kali, at a roadside workshop ahead of the Kali Puja festival in Kolkata, India October 24, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A woman walks past semi-finished clay idols of the Hindu mythological characters ‘Dakinis’ and ‘Yoginis’, who will be worshipped along with the Hindu goddess Kali, at a roadside workshop ahead of the Kali Puja festival in Kolkata, India: photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters, 24 October 2016

An Afghan refugee girl stands on the debris of a demolish house in khazana refugees camp outskirts of Peshawar on October 24, 2016.  More than 350,000 Afghan refugees have returned to their war-torn homeland from Pakistan this year, UN data show, with the torrent of people crossing the border expected to continue / AFP PHOTO / A MAJEEDA MAJEED/AFP/Getty Images
AFP/Getty Images
An Afghan refugee girl stands on the debris of a demolished house in Khazana refugee camp on the outskirts of Peshawar: photo by AFP, 24 October 2016

An Afghan refugee girl stands on the debris of a demolish house in khazana refugees camp outskirts of Peshawar on October 24, 2016.  More than 350,000 Afghan refugees have returned to their war-torn homeland from Pakistan this year, UN data show, with the torrent of people crossing the border expected to continue / AFP PHOTO / A MAJEEDA MAJEED/AFP/Getty Images

An Afghan refugee girl stands on the debris of a demolished house in Khazana refugee camp on the outskirts of Peshawar: photo by AFP, 24 October 2016


PAKISTAN - An Afghan refugee in khazana refugee camp near peshawar shifts bricks after demolishing his house before returning to his home land. By A Majeed: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 24 October 2016


AFGHANISTAN - A drug addict rests after smoking opium at a park in Kabul. By @shahmarai #AFP
: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 22 October 2016

Pilgrimage

APTOPIX France Migrants

Police officers stand by as migrants line up to register at a processing centre in the makeshift migrant camp known as “the jungle” near Calais, northern France, on Monday: photo by Emilio Morenatti/AP, 24 October 2016

APTOPIX France Migrants

Police officers stand by as migrants line up to register at a processing centre in the makeshift migrant camp known as “the jungle” near Calais, northern France, on Monday: photo by Emilio Morenatti/AP, 24 October 2016 


FRANCE - A migrant looks on at "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais as a major 3 day operation is planned to clear the camp. By Philippe Huguen: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 24 October 2016


FRANCE - Migrants queue for transportation by bus to reception centres across France from the "Jungle" camp in Calais. By Philippe Huguen: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 24 October 2016


#Migrants around a #bonfire in the #JungleCamp in #Calais today as #evacuation has begun @AFPphoto by Philippe Huguen: image via Isabelle Wirth @Isa_Wirth_Roux, 24 October 2016



#France #migrants walk past a makeshift church in the "Jungle" camp in #Calais on the eve of its demolition #AFP Photo by Francois Lo Presti
: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 23 October 2016
 


#France #migrants walk past a makeshift church in the "Jungle" camp in #Calais on the eve of its demolition #AFP Photo by Francois Lo Presti
: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 23 October 2016

 
 #France Building the 'Great Wall of #Calais  aimed at preventing #migrants and #refugees from reaching #Britain #AFP Photo by @DenisCharlet: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 21 October 2016


Migrants waiting to be processed in Calais, France, on Monday, before boarding buses to reception centers around the country: photo by Jack Taylor, 24 October 2016



Migrants waiting to be processed in Calais, France, on Monday, before boarding buses to reception centers around the country: photo by Jack Taylor, 24 October 2016


More than 150 #refugees and #migrants float in a rubber boat as they try to cross to #europe some 12 miles off shore #libya: image via Aris Messinis @ArisMessinis. 23 October 2016


More than 200 #refugees and #migrants float in a rubber boat as they try to cross to #europe some 12 miles off shore #libya: image via Aris Messinis @ArisMessinis. 23 October 2016


File:Melospiza melodia crataegus.jpg

Song-sparrow (Melospiza melodia) in a hawthorn (Crataegus), Léon-Provancher marsh, Québec, Canada
: photo by Cephas, 2009


Giuseppe Ungaretti: Pellegrinaggio

Valloncello dell'Albero Isolato il 16 agosto 1916

In agguato
in queste budella
di macerie
ore e ore
ho strascicato
la mia carcassa
usata dal fango
come una suola
o come un seme
di spinalba

Ungaretti
uomo di pena
ti basta un'illusione
per farti coraggio

Un riflettore
di là
mette un mare
nella nebbia



 

Searchlight beams, Malta: photo via Imperial War Museum

Pilgrimage 
Valley of the Isolated Tree 16 August 1916

Crouched in ambush 
in these twisted
internal passages
among broken things
hour on hour 
I've dragged
a husk 
through the mud  
an old shoe sole or
a seed of spiny whitethorn

Ungaretti man
of pain
an illusion
is enough to give you heart

Out there
in the fog
a searchlight
creates a sea

Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888-1970): Pellegrinaggio (Pilgrimage) from Allegria di naufragi, 1919; English TC
 

HAITI - Leolien prepares food next to what remains of her house destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Jeremie. By @hectorretamal#AFP
: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 23 October 2016




  #Haiti Damage after #HurricaneMatthew while the rain falls during a tropical storm #AFP Photo by @hectorretamal
: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 22 October 2016 

 


  #Haiti Damage after #HurricaneMatthew while the rain falls during a tropical storm #AFP Photo by @hectorretamal
: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 22 October 2016 

 


  #Haiti Damage after #HurricaneMatthew while the rain falls during a tropical storm #AFP Photo by @hectorretamal
: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 22 October 2016 


 

#Haiti Damage after #HurricaneMatthew while the rain falls during a tropical storm #AFP Photo by @hectorretamal: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 22 October 2016


#Hongkong during a signal eight warning for #TyphoonHaima #AFP Photo by @AntAFP: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 21 October 2016


 #haveaniceday #sunset over the western city of Saint-Nazaire on October 20 #AFP Photo by @LoicVenance: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLY, 21 October 2016


Under Gunmetal Gray Skies



Hillary Clinton after her arrival in Cleveland for campaign appearances on Friday: photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters, 21 October 2016


Hillary Clinton after her arrival in Cleveland for campaign appearances on Friday: photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters, 21 October 2016

AstroTurfing the Brand


 A kiss on the cheek while she's sticking a knife in the back" -- Clinton advisor Doug Band on Chelsea Clinton: image via WikiLeaks @wikileaks, 22 October 2016 


16 days: image via Hillary Clinton @Hillary Clinton, 23 October 2016

Shipspotting (Order of Battle)


Photo on left is from 13 days ago when USS Mount Whitney was going northwards. Photo of right is from today. Spot the difference. :-): image via Bosphorus Naval News @Saturn5, 23 October 2016


I love how the press decries #AdmiralKuznetsov as being unreliable, then forgets just how bad Type 45 serviceability actually is...: image via Tony Osborne @Rotorfocus, 22 October 2016   Edinburgh, Scotland


Uau...! Have SPS Juan de Borbon and HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen joined to Russian fleet, @steffanwatkins @LukeDCoffey @YorukIsik @Saturn5...?: image via Gibraltar Español @decolonize_gib, 22 October 2016 



F930 Leopold I, deeluitmakend van Standing Nato Maritime Group 1 volgt met argusogen de doortocht van de Kuznetzov-groep door de Noordzee: image via Belgian Navy @TheBelgianNavy, 20 October 2016

 

F930 Leopold I, deeluitmakend van Standing Nato Maritime Group 1 volgt met argusogen de doortocht van de Kuznetzov-groep door de Noordzee: image via Belgian Navy @TheBelgianNavy, 20 October 2016

#ForwardDeployed (Closely Watched Straits)


TN Preveze (209/1200) completes her journey thru Bosphorus. Spotted by #alperboler @Saturn5 @YorukIsik @KerimBozkurt: image via Serhat Güvenç @SerhatGuvenc, 23 October 2016


Flagship of @USNavyEurope, Blue Ridge class commandship USS Mount Whitney LCC20 departs the Black Sea and transits Bosphorus #ForwardDeployed: image via Yöruk Isik @YorukIsik, 22 October 2016


Flagship of @USNavyEurope, Blue Ridge class commandship USS Mount Whitney LCC20 departs the Black Sea and transits Bosphorus #ForwardDeployed: image via Yöruk Isik @YorukIsik, 22 October 2016


Flagship of @USNavyEurope, Blue Ridge class commandship USS Mount Whitney LCC20 departs the Black Sea and transits Bosphorus #ForwardDeployed: image via Yöruk Isik @YorukIsik, 22 October 2016


Flagship of @USNavyEurope, Blue Ridge class commandship USS Mount Whitney LCC20 departs the Black Sea and transits Bosphorus #ForwardDeployed: image via Yöruk Isik @YorukIsik, 22 October 2016


US Navy's Blue Ridge class commandship USS Mount Whitney LCC20 transiting southbound on the Bosphorus after 13 days in Black Sea: image via alper böler @alperboler, 22 October 2016


US Navy's Blue Ridge class commandship USS Mount Whitney LCC20 transiting southbound on the Bosphorus after 13 days in Black Sea: image via alper böler @alperboler, 22 October 2016


US Navy's Blue Ridge class commandship USS Mount Whitney LCC20 transiting southbound on the Bosphorus after 13 days in Black Sea: image via alper böler @alperboler, 22 October 2016


US Navy's Blue Ridge class commandship USS Mount Whitney LCC20 transiting southbound on the Bosphorus after 13 days in Black Sea: image via alper böler @alperboler, 22 October 2016


Flagship of USNavyEurope USS Mount Whitney, finished her Black Sea deployment and passed through Istanbul in a grey dull winter morning: image via Bosphorus Naval News @Saturn5, 23 October 2016


#USSMountWhitney enters the #BosphorusStrait Oct. 23: image via Naval Forces Europe @USNavyEurope, 23 October 2016 


Flagship of @USNavyEurope, Blue Ridge class commandship USS Mount Whitney LCC20 transited Bosphorus 05:00GMT @USNATO: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik. 23 October 2016


Flagship of @USNavyEurope, Blue Ridge class commandship USS Mount Whitney LCC20 transited Bosphorus 05:00GMT @USNATO: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik. 23 October 2016


Flagship of @USNavyEurope, Blue Ridge class commandship USS Mount Whitney LCC20 transited Bosphorus 05:00GMT @USNATO: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik. 23 October 2016


Flagship of @USNavyEurope, Blue Ridge class commandship USS Mount Whitney LCC20 transited Bosphorus 05:00GMT @USNATO: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik. 23 October 2016



Flagship of @USNavyEurope, Blue Ridge class commandship USS Mount Whitney LCC20 hoisted US, Turkish Q and maritime pilot on board flags: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik. 22 October 2016

 


Flagship of @USNavyEurope, Blue Ridge class commandship USS Mount Whitney LCC20 hoisted US, Turkish Q and maritime pilot on board flags: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik. 22 October 2016

 

Flagship of @USNavyEurope, Blue Ridge class commandship USS Mount Whitney LCC20 hoisted US, Turkish Q and maritime pilot on board flags: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik. 22 October 2016

 


Flagship of @USNavyEurope, Blue Ridge class commandship USS Mount Whitney LCC20 hoisted US, Turkish Q and maritime pilot on board flags: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik. 22 October 2016


Blue Ridge class @USNavy commandship USS Mount Whitney LCC20 departed BlackSea after 13 days, transited Bosphorus and entered Marmara: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik. 22 October 2016 


Blue Ridge class @USNavy commandship USS Mount Whitney LCC20 departed BlackSea after 13 days, transited Bosphorus and entered Marmara: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik. 22 October 2016



Blue Ridge class @USNavy commandship USS Mount Whitney LCC20 departed BlackSea after 13 days, transited Bosphorus and entered Marmara: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik. 22 October 2016


Blue Ridge class @USNavy commandship USS Mount Whitney LCC20 departed BlackSea after 13 days, transited Bosphorus and entered Marmara: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik. 22 October 2016



Project861M
#ВМФ #ЧФ BSF Moma-class AIG intelligence ship Liman has small structures aft for ELINT gear and a NEW radome similar to Kildin's: image via: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik. 21 October 2016
 

Project861M #ВМФ #ЧФ BSF Moma-class AIG intelligence ship Liman has small structures aft for ELINT gear and a NEW radome similar to Kildin's: image via: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik. 21 October 2016



Coming from #Tartus #Syria, Togo flag cargo vessel Lily-Ha transits Bosphorus en route to Varna: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik. 20 October 2016

 


Coming from #Tartus #Syria, Togo flag cargo vessel Lily-Ha transits Bosphorus en route to Varna: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik. 20 October 2016

 

Coming from #Tartus #Syria, Togo flag cargo vessel Lily-Ha transits Bosphorus en route to Varna: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik. 20 October 2016


 #ВМФ #4Ф BSF Moma-class AIG intelligence ship Liman #Лиман transits southbound Bosphorus en route to Mediterranean: image via Yöruk Isik @YorukIsik, 21 October 2016


 #ВМФ #4Ф BSF Moma-class AIG intelligence ship Liman #Лиман transits southbound Bosphorus en route to Mediterranean: image via Yöruk Isik @YorukIsik, 21 October 2016


 #ВМФ #4Ф BSF Moma-class AIG intelligence ship Liman #Лиман transits southbound Bosphorus en route to Mediterranean: image via Yöruk Isik @YorukIsik, 21 October 2016


A few more shots of Moma-class AIG intelligence ship Liman on Bosphorus Strait: image via alper böler @alperboler, 21 October 2016


A few more shots of Moma-class AIG intelligence ship Liman on Bosphorus Strait: image via alper böler @alperboler, 21 October 2016


A few more shots of Moma-class AIG intelligence ship Liman on Bosphorus Strait: image via alper böler @alperboler, 21 October 2016


A few more shots of Moma-class AIG intelligence ship Liman on Bosphorus Strait: image via alper böler @alperboler, 21 October 2016

The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Carney sets sail in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Black Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey, October 24, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Carney sets sail in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Black Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey: photo by Murad Sezer/Reuters, 24 October 2016

The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Carney sets sail in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Black Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey, October 24, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Carney sets sail in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Black Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey: photo by Murad Sezer/Reuters, 24 October 2016



Destroyer #USSCarney belongs @USNavyEurope Destroyer Squadron Sixty, 1 of 3 squadrons permanently based outside the U.S. in @NAVSTA_Rota: image via Yörük Isik @Yorukisik, 24 October 2016

 


Destroyer #USSCarney belongs @USNavyEurope Destroyer Squadron Sixty, 1 of 3 squadrons permanently based outside the U.S. in @NAVSTA_Rota: image via Yörük Isik @Yorukisik, 24 October 2016

 


Destroyer #USSCarney belongs @USNavyEurope Destroyer Squadron Sixty, 1 of 3 squadrons permanently based outside the U.S. in @NAVSTA_Rota: image via Yörük Isik @Yorukisik, 24 October 2016

 

Destroyer #USSCarney belongs @USNavyEurope Destroyer Squadron Sixty, 1 of 3 squadrons permanently based outside the U.S. in @NAVSTA_Rota: image via Yörük Isik @Yorukisik, 24 October 2016 



Arleigh Burke-class @USNavyEurope guided missile destroyer USS Carney DDG64 transited Bosphorus and entered the Black Sea 13:40GMT @USNATO: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik, 24 October 2016




Arleigh Burke-class @USNavyEurope guided missile destroyer USS Carney DDG64 transited Bosphorus and entered the Black Sea 13:40GMT @USNATO: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik, 24 October 2016




Arleigh Burke-class @USNavyEurope guided missile destroyer USS Carney DDG64 transited Bosphorus and entered the Black Sea 13:40GMT @USNATO: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik, 24 October 2016


Arleigh Burke-class @USNavyEurope guided missile destroyer USS Carney DDG64 transited Bosphorus and entered the Black Sea 13:40GMT @USNATO: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik, 24 October 2016



Arleigh Burke-class @USNavyEurope guided missile destroyer USS Carney DDG64 transits towards Black Sea #ForwardDeployed #PresenceMatters
: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik, 24 October 2016




Arleigh Burke-class @USNavyEurope guided missile destroyer USS Carney DDG64 transits towards Black Sea #ForwardDeployed #PresenceMatters
: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik, 24 October 2016



Arleigh Burke-class @USNavyEurope guided missile destroyer USS Carney DDG64 transits towards Black Sea #ForwardDeployed #PresenceMatters: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik, 24 October 2016


US Navy's Arleigh-Burke Class Destroyer "USS CARNEY" DDG 64 northbound on the İstanbul Strait towards Black Sea (4:00 pm local): image via Leucothea @Leucothea_ra, 24 October 2016


US Navy's Arleigh-Burke Class Destroyer "USS CARNEY" DDG 64 northbound on the İstanbul Strait towards Black Sea (4:00 pm local): image via Leucothea @Leucothea_ra, 24 October 2016



Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Carney DDG64 hoisted US, courtesy Turkish, 'maritime pilot on board" flags during its Bosphorus transit: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik, 24 October 2016



 #Bosphorus: Arleigh Burke-class destroyer @USNavyEurope USS Carney DDG64 makes 45°turn in heavy currents at Kandilli Point, Edib Efendi yalı: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik, 24 October 2016



 #Bosphorus: Arleigh Burke-class destroyer @USNavyEurope USS Carney DDG64 makes 45°turn in heavy currents at Kandilli Point, Edib Efendi yalı: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik, 24 October 2016



 #Bosphorus: Arleigh Burke-class destroyer @USNavyEurope USS Carney DDG64 makes 45°turn in heavy currents at Kandilli Point, Edib Efendi yalı: image via Yörük Isik @YorukIsik, 24 October 2016



US Navy's ArleighBurke Class Destroyer USS Carney 64 northbound on the Bosphorus towards BlackSea: image via alper böler @alperboler, 24 October 2016




US Navy's ArleighBurke Class Destroyer USS Carney 64 northbound on the Bosphorus towards BlackSea: image via alper böler @alperboler, 24 October 2016




US Navy's ArleighBurke Class Destroyer USS Carney 64 northbound on the Bosphorus towards BlackSea: image via alper böler @alperboler, 24 October 2016



US Navy's ArleighBurke Class Destroyer USS Carney 64 northbound on the Bosphorus towards BlackSea: image via alper böler @alperboler, 24 October 2016



USS Carney of @USNavy @USNavyEurope in front of Galata Tower. The Genovese tower built in 1348 #BosphorusNavalWatch: image via alper böler @alperboler, 24 October 2016 


Les "chasseurs de navires" du Bosphore à l'affût de la Marine russe par @FulyaOzerkan: image via Agence France-Presse @afpfr, 23 October 2016


A sad love story from my office window in Beyoğlu. They are countries apart, that house is on French soil. Seriously.: image via alper böler @alperboler, 19 October 2016

6 comments:

TC said...

Roky Erickson & the 13th Floor Elevators: Reverberation (from Easter Everywhere)

Hanson: MMMBop (1997)

Amiri Baraka: Who Will Survive America?

Tjinder Singh / Cornershop: Brimful of Asha on the 45 (live 1997)

Caetano Veloso: Cucurrucu Paloma / Hable Con Ella

Paloma San Basilio: No llores por mí Argentina

Ibrahim Ferrer & Omara Portuondo: Quizás, Quizás,Quizás

Ibrahim Ferrer: Perfidia

Sandra said...

hermoso poema !

Wooden Boy said...

Everybody's flashing their ships about these days. Do the apolkalypse, baby!

TC said...

Thanks very much, Sandra.

At least the Russian mothership is so politically incorrect as to smoke constantly.

There is an obscure fascination that develops after three or four nights of Shipwatching on the Bosphorus with Yörük Isik and alper böler.

One grows to understand that each has his own distinctive perspective on these curiously intimately scaled maritime chuffings and puffings and comings and goings.

Yörük is on the European side of the Straits, alper on the Asian.

This powerfully affects the POV.

I believe it was Yörük who recently sussed out the interesting subterfuges of the "innocent" seeming cargo vessels transiting in and out of the Black Sea were actually military resupply ships in (not very good) disguise.

The Royal Navy (retired) types are having a fine time rollicking and bollocking about re. the embarrassingly smoke-belching carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, which has lately passed through the English Channel en route from Barents to, ultimately, Syria,

The poor old tub is in trouble in the Med, and now The State Dept has even leaned on Spain via NATO so that the emergency pit stop at Ceuta, requested by Russian Naval Command, has been refused them.

A bit of an affront I'd say speaking of apokaliptik.

Wooden Boy said...

Somebody's doing well out of all this. They've been doing well for a long time..

TC said...

Duncan, once again grand thanks and, yes, that has to be the backdrop. Robert Wyatt's beautiful bittersweet version. The song has been in my broken old head along with the Shipspotting views over these past weeks -- see keel-laying.

I remember a few days spent Tyneside, '64 or so, as that industry was dying.

The song feels so relevant now, again. Every tech worker in the West, diving for pearls, every day.

Looking at the present heavily armoured guided missile destroyers and corvettes, we can look back at that Falklands object lesson in why the armour should be so thick. Almost as thick as the politicians.

Is it worth it?
A new winter coat and shoes for the wife
And a bicycle on the boy's birthday.

It's just a rumor that was spread around town
By the women and children, soon we'll be shipbuilding

Well I ask you
The boy said 'Dad, they're going to take me to task
But I'll be home by Christmas.'

It's just a rumor that was spread around town
Somebody said that someone got filled in
For saying that people get killed in
The results of their shipbuilding.

With all the will in the world
Diving for dear life
When we could be diving for pearls.

It's just a rumor that was spread around town
A telegram for a picture postcard
Within weeks they'll be reopening the shipyard
And notifying the next of kin
Once again.

It's all we're skilled in
We will be shipbuilding.

With all the will in the world
Diving for dear life
When we could be diving for pearls.

Shipbuilding: Clive Langer / Elvis Costello, 1983

Shipbuilding, Elvis Costello, live on Swedish telly, 9 March 2014

Shipbuilding, Elvis Costello, from Punch the Clock, 1983 (w/Chet Baker & bits of Falklands vid)