The Man on the Moon


 

Not too long ago, I posted my first picture of the Moon. I didn’t expect to take another one before a little while (maybe the next full Moon), but I coudn’t not pay homage to Neil Armstrong and how else to do it?

I’m not ashamed to say that I had tears in my eyes when I learned the news this morning. I didn’t have many real life heroes growing up. He was one of the few ones, and possibly the only one that mattered.

I’m even convinced that he had an indirect influence on a few paths that I took along the way between my childhood and now.

So Mr. Amstrong, this one is for you.

 

The Moon on August 26, 2012. The day Neil Armstrong died

 

Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)

This is probably my favorite picture of him, taken by Buzz Aldrin, shortly after leaving the Moon.

 

The tiny blue dot is the approximate location of Apollo XI’s lunar module landing.

 

 

 

 

(credits: the Moon pictures were taken by me, please reuse only under Creative Commons licence. Source for picture of Neil Armstrong: NASA)

 

 


About David Billa

David was born and raised in the French South West. After a few years in the US and a few more in Paris, he finally settled down in Japan. He blogs here about his various experiences and travels, with an emphasis on his home country, France.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.