Friday, June 05, 2009

A Few Pictures

In previous posts, I've written about the Rhinos.  These are armored buses that look like a Winnebago from a Mad Max movie.  Recently, I went out to Victory Base for some meetings at Al Faw Palace.  We rode this Rhino out there.  

Here's the dome in the center of the Al Faw Palace.  Mighty impressive.  Just don't look too closely at the structure underneath the marble cladding!

One of the popular attractions in the Palace is this chair.  It was given to Saddam Hussein by his good friend Yasser Arafat.  Since 2003, it has hosted the butts of thousands of American soldiers and civilians.  Add mine to that list.

Yes, I'm sitting around again.  This is our work area.  Rather stylish, don't you think?  We work in what was once a museum ... I don't know what for ... and we've crammed it full of cheap pressed-wood desks that passed their "sell-by" date a couple of decades ago.  Still, it works.

Today started out clear, but this afternoon a heavy dust moved in.  This is the street in front of our compound.  You can barely see a block down the road.  

1 comment:

Giannagirl said...

Thank you for posting the pictures. The article really brings me there with the beautiful palace, the sand and the lovely pressed veneers desks. The work area is not bad ~ considering.

Tell me, will the sell the Rhinos as military surplus after Iraq...I need one! Four wheel drive perhaps?

Thanks again kind Sir, they are wonderful shots of your everyday life. Brings us comfort seeing how you live.