Happy new year to my small band of regular readers!
Instead of stealing a load of fancy graphics and greetings from elsewhere on the web ... and lacking the talent and inclination to attempt an original ... I offer you a trio of photographs from the 2013 Pirelli Calendar which was the first ever where the beautiful models kept most of their clothes on.
These were shot on location in Rio. I was saddened to see from TV coverage that the crappy parts of Rio [and Cuba too] are even crappier than I remember them from my happy times in both places during 1956. Ye Gods! I was an [almost] innocent teenager and yet the memories are as fresh as ever, OK, maybe time has added a little sparkle of fairy dust but.I certainly enjoyed coffee and company in a bar like this!
But the end result was well worth it. May the end result of all that you aspire to in 2017 bring you