Mondays pictures from the Net:

1. Some of us in the US think of the cities like New York and Los Angeles as being overcrowded.  These cities aren’t close to matching the population density we will find in places like India or Hong Kong, where you won’t find the word privacy in their vocabulary.


Mathura, India: Hindu devotees try to board a crowded passenger train to take part in the Guru Purnima festival, observed to pay respects to one’s guru or teacher who symbolises the Hindu Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh


Apartments in Hong Kong

Would you prefer to live in a big city or out in the country?

How important is personal privacy to you?

2. Ode to childhood dreams:

Chandigarh, India: A child sleeps in a hammock.

Is your sleep as restful as this child’s seems?

3) From NASA – Dreamy, Young Stars:


The Orion Nebula is a ‘happening’ place where stars are born and this colony of hot, young stars is stirring up the cosmic scene in this image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. The young stars dip and peak in brightness; shifting cold and hot spots on the stars’ surfaces cause brightness levels to change. In addition, surrounding disks of lumpy planet-forming material can obstruct starlight. Spitzer is keeping tabs on the young stars, providing data on their changing ways. The hottest stars in the region are the Trapezium cluster.


4) How would you like to have this guy’s job?


Mexico City, Mexico: Sewer diver Julio Camara stands in a cage as he is lowered for a dive at the city’s drainage system plant