up a Zimbabwe Mountain, mind lit up

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  1. Karyne Whalen

    February 19, 2009 at 12:54 am

    I love how you captured the light. Was it morning? So peaceful. Looks like you are ready for anything the day brings!

  2. lori

    February 19, 2009 at 2:01 am

    You are even more interesting as a liberated, uncoiffed, self-styled
    Crusoe. You have shed your TV-presenter persona successfully to emerge
    as an ascetic and you’ve truely captured the splendor of the world in that shot.

  3. robin

    February 19, 2009 at 2:16 am

    Let your freak flag fly, sir!

  4. Courtney

    February 19, 2009 at 6:09 am


    The locale looks amazing, and you appear more content with
    life. Whatever the day and life brings, you’re more than
    ready for it.

  5. Sebastian Melmoth

    February 19, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    THAT’s Alistair Appleton!? Can’t be. Perhaps it’s the portrait
    in his closet. It doesn’t look like Alistair Appleton looks;
    it looks like Alistair Appleton *reads*, if you take my meaning.
    China doll prettiness is all very well, but *this* is beauty.

    Dorian, Lord Henry and Basil Hallward all rolled into one.

  6. Melissa

    February 19, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    This is wonderful.

  7. David

    February 19, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Long may the hair growth continue! Is this Dominic’s influence?

  8. Jodie

    February 20, 2009 at 1:08 am

    What a wonderful picture… it makes me smile 🙂

  9. Laurier

    February 20, 2009 at 5:42 am

    Merci pour ce cadeau. La vie comme une fĂŞte!

  10. John Mc

    February 20, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Something different in the eyes….
    something not self-conscious. You seem peaceful and aware.

  11. Jules

    February 23, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Hello Alistair,

    This is a beautful picture. I have stumbled on this blog by accident and love it. I do like sporadic German bits thrown in as I am from Germany but moved to the London 11 ( I live on the Kent Coast now) years ago. Keep up the good work and have a great time with whateve you do, may it be TV or meditation. X Jules

  12. Dean

    February 28, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Will you please stop giving ever more sexy versions of yourself!

  13. Vicky

    March 1, 2009 at 12:56 pm


  14. Daniel Murray

    March 4, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    This reminded me of the different “Faces of Self”: “The Seeker of Truth”, “The Warrior”, “The Waif/Streetwise”, “The Creator”, “The Fool”, “The Nurturer”….

    Life is such a journey, and there are so many aspects of self that we bring to the adventure.

    Enjoy, Daniel

  15. Duane

    March 17, 2009 at 6:27 am

    This image will remain amongst the best of your images.

  16. Vicky

    April 7, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Encircled by her arms as by a shell,
    she hears her being murmur,
    while forever he endures
    the outrage of his too pure image…

    Wistfully following their example,
    nature re-enters herself;
    contemplating its own sap, the flower
    becomes too soft, and the boulder hardens…

    It’s the return of all desire that enters
    toward all life embracing itself from afar…
    Where does it fall? Under the dwindling
    surface, does it hope to renew a center?


    April 28, 2009 at 8:13 am


    and i can see and feelyou are living the mystery on the top of that mountain

    blessings Alistair

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