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Pictures from Ghana

by Bill Osler / September 6, 2008 12:38 PM PDT

I didn't feel like assembling a web site, but there is a photo album at:
http://doctor-bill.spaces.live.com/
I have put some brief annotations on the pictures.
I also put some of the pictures up on Panoramio:
http://www.panoramio.com/user/259268/tags/Ghana
That site includes a map that shows where the pictures were taken.
Mine won't win any awards, but that is hardly the point.
Just for grins I put up two short video clips at:
http://cid-2c0b902e418e26a1.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Public
The catch is that even short video clips are huge and I don't know anything at all about compressing or optimizing video. I was impressed by how orderly the children were while we passed out treats at the orphanage and I was interested in how the cassava is pounded out but I'm not sure downloading the videos is worth the wait. You'll just have to take my word for it. The kids were VERY orderly, and pounding the cassava looks dangerous to me. Reaching a hand in to manipulate the ball of mash while somebody is pounding with a big piece of wood looks like an invitation to broken bones.

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Very cool pictures...
by EdHannigan / September 6, 2008 12:49 PM PDT
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Might check out the videos tomorrow.

What was the weather like?

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It was humid and warm ...
by Bill Osler / September 6, 2008 8:38 PM PDT
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We had rain storms 2 of the days we were in kadjebi. The wet season apparently is not quite finished. The rain was impressive when it came. The nurses felt like they were swimming from building to building.

It was actually warmer here at home than it was there, but with higher humidity, poor ventilation and no air conditioning (at least in Kadjebi) it felt warmer there.

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almost like being there, thank you!
by jonah jones / September 6, 2008 8:48 PM PDT
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the 'candy' clip was reported as "unrecognised format' 'do you want to repair' using VLC player, i said yes and it plays OK -but plays OK in Media Player Classic with no problem

amazing to see the 'curtsy' as the children were given the candy

thanks again!

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I found a better file format for the videos ...
by Bill Osler / September 7, 2008 3:45 AM PDT
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The original files were AVI format, and they were huge. I've replaced those with MUCH smaller files in WMV format. I'm not sure if WMV is proprietary for Windows, though. If anybody has further problems viewing them please let me know.

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(NT) no problems, both played OK
by jonah jones / September 7, 2008 4:09 AM PDT
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Thank you for sharing! My particular comment
by Angeline Booher / September 8, 2008 3:21 AM PDT
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...... is regarding the foods.

I especially noticed the one on a skewer (As I recall, Cynthia was displaying it) , and I am not sure how adventurous I would be to sample some local fare. Happy

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