Jon Crispin's Notebook


Posted in Windows by joncrispin on 19/03/2010

The windows in Mymensingh have no screens, but since it’s the dry season, mosquitos aren’t too much of a problem.  I looked out this one every time I used the “facilities” at TARC.  This photo reminds me of my asylum project.


Posted in Construction by joncrispin on 18/03/2010

Whenever I see bricks, I think of Pieper.  There is  massive brick production is Bangladesh and he would love it here.  With a building boom going on, huge stacks of new bricks are everywhere.  The Bangla word on this one is crane, like the bird.

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Dhaka night

Posted in Travel by joncrispin on 18/03/2010

We arrived in Dhaka just as the sun was going down, but once it did it got dark very quickly.  Picked up by Jahangir who drove us up to Mymensingh.  Traffic out of town was very tight and the 100 km took well over 2 hours.

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Delhi airport

Posted in Travel by joncrispin on 18/03/2010

One thing I noticed in the Delhi airport is that most everyone with a job had a thick notebook.  They were mostly dog-eared and well used.  It could be a legacy of the Raj, as the Brits were well known record keepers.

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Hilton pool

Posted in Windows by joncrispin on 18/03/2010

It seems like ages ago when Cris and I had a layover at Heathrow, but it was less than a week.  We got a day-rate room and some sleep at the Hilton.  I’ll post chronologically though, now that we finally have broadband.

Friday evening

Posted in Windows by joncrispin on 05/03/2010

Cris and I grabbed a bite in town tonight.  It is nice to be out at the end of a day when there is still a bit of light in the sky.


Posted in Uncategorized by joncrispin on 01/03/2010

Ever since I shifted to digital and stopped shooting with my Leicas, I have been looking for a small camera with sharp lenses to use in place of them.  A few weeks ago I bought a Panasonic GF1 with the 20mm 1.7 and I am having a blast with it.

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