Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Roll out that Barrel

I had almost forgotten about this shot. It's the barrels that the big yellow cab of the big yellow lorry was carrying (a previous blog). I cropped the shot rather tightly and made some adjustments. I was pleased with the way it came out. Beer is more than 9000 years old, believe it or not. So if you are worrying about your units, try to remember the ancient ones quaffing their merry brew. I am not sure they worried so much, but probably such drinking took place in a rather stouter container than today. The hierarchical warrior cast of Rwanda, the Tutsi, speaks highly of its beer making - banana beer to be precise. It would be drunk by the higher caste as indeed maize beer in Peru was the province of elders. Ancient Egyptians associated beer with immortality, and it is thought that this has something to do with the fermentation. But whatever the origins, beer is a most pleasurable brew. So make sure you drink responsibly now, you immortals!