the new banner image is of the monk’s fishing hut in Cong. there’s a trapdoor in the floor of the hut, so they could just drop their nets through the hole and haul up fish.
the image currently at the top of the blog is looking north from my window in the first place I stayed in Caracas. you Plaza Venezuela (the red Nescafe mug atop the high-rise in the middle) and the teleferico climbing to the top of Avila near the now-vacant Hotel Humboldt.
here’s the view back in the opposite direction, riding up the teleferico (the day I went up Avila all you could see from the top was the inside of a cloud!).