Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Going around the bend

 
In the centre of the picture is Telegraph Island AKA Jazirat al Maqlab, where according to legend the expression 'going around the bend' comes from. Apparently the British soldiers who worked on the island during the mid-1800s used to lose their sanity at a much higher rate than normal due to the extreme heat, isolation and hardship of being posted here. Read more about the history of Telegraph Island here.

1 comments:

Guyana-Gyal January 26, 2011 at 4:07 PM  

That slightly rosy tinge on the right gives the place a romantic feel. How deceptive, as it drove hardy men 'round the bend!

I still can't get over the fact that, for a great part of the year, the heat is unbearable.

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