Monday, August 3, 2015

Disappointing Fort Kochi

A sewer inhabited by humans with a single canon mounted upside-down.

Not worth the trip really.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Painting in India? Not a chance!

Any thoughts of doing a quick batch of Mysore troops has gone out the window. I did read an interesting title on the interminable journey to india though. It was entitled How the French Won the Battle of Waterloo (or at least think they did). It was not exactly a work of scholarly brilliance but it was a fun read. I don't disagree with the author's view that Napoleonic apologists have created a man far bigger  (napoleon accidental tallness joke) than ever really existed.

During this week I am planning on reading the three titles from Osprey on Waterloo if I get a chance. On the plane the biography of wellington should get a thrashing as well.

That's it from my horrid android phone!