Monday, August 28, 2006

Anaconda in pictures

Anaconda is the base here in Iraq that I am spending my lovely all-expenses paid twelve month desert vacation at. Nicki says that I haven't shared enough pictures of what exactly Anaconda looks like. Well, when Nicki speaks, I listen. Most of the time. Yesterday was my day off, and I spent some of my afternoon wandering around taking pictures of things that you folks may or may not find interesting. I took over fifty pictures, all in all. I'll share a few of them, here and there, over the next few days. If the pictures are confusing or don't make sense, or you want clarification on something, feel free to post a comment and I will answer. I will call this series of photographs "Anaconda in pictures". Hopefully when it's all said and done you will have gained a better visual image of what I see and interact with on a daily basis.
I took this picture as I walked up to the bazaar. The bazaar operates on the weekends and allows LNs (local nationals) the opportunity to hawk their wares to the folks who live here at Anaconda. The bazaar is located on the back side of the pool, a few blocks away from our office and housing area. (the pool is located behind the t-walls, on the right hand side of this picture)


A shot of the bazaar, as you walk into it. The whole thing isn't that huge - less than one city block in length, with booths on both sides of the street. It has grown quite a bit since we first got here back in April - roughly doubled in size since then. The vendors try to obtain as much shade as possible - the heat is horrible.



DVD box sets, knives, 9MM holsters - the bazaar has it all! DVD's are the top seller - the discounts on what we pay here versus retail back home is fairly significant. For example, on this particular trip I picked up the Brad Pitt box set, which includes 15 of Brad's best movies - including Fight Club, Legends of the Fall, etc. I only paid $25 for this collection, which comes out to roughly $1.67 per movie - beat that Best Buy!

33 comments:

Sack said...

What, was Tom Cruise sold out? This may be the gayest thing you've done since we've been here. By the way, can I borrow Legends of the Fall?

Brad said...
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Brad said...

The box set also included a poster of Brad Pitt in a towel, which is now up on the wall above Hammer's bed.

Nicki Picky said...

wow, you guys are mean!

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SOPRANOS!! Think of your brother man!!

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