2006 Image Archive

View north along the river after sunset.

View north along the river after sunset.

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 17:54

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

The cathedral, as seen from the graveyard.

The cathedral, as seen from the graveyard.

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 17:34

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

Illuminated grave.

Illuminated grave.

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 17:33

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

St.Peters Friedhof (graveyard), at the foot of Fort Hill.

St.Peters Friedhof (graveyard), at the foot of Fort Hill.

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 17:28

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

The old market square.

The old market square.

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 17:15

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

View north along the Salzach river

View north along the Salzach river

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 16:27

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

View south along the Salzach river.

View south along the Salzach river.

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 15:15

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

A wishing well near the cathedral. Water comes from the hills and rushes down the hole.

A wishing well near the cathedral. Water comes from the hills and rushes down the hole.

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 16:08

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

A very compact house squeezed in.

A very compact house squeezed in.

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 15:03

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

View west along the northern wall.

View west along the northern wall.

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 14:32

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

Fortress courtyard.

Fortress courtyard.

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 14:29

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

Cargo funicular leading up from the road.

Cargo funicular leading up from the road.

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 14:28

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

This is an ancient Romanesque (looks Roman, but they didn't build it) chapel. On the floor you can see pieces of fresco and decorations that were found in the archaeological dig.

This is an ancient Romanesque (looks Roman, but they didn't build it) chapel. On the floor you can see pieces of fresco and decorations that were found in the archaeological dig.

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 14:24

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

This is the top of Fort Hill, laid bare.

This is the top of Fort Hill, laid bare.

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 14:18

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

The top of the hill has been used since way back in time. These are the remnants of an old oven (basically a through used for burning wood in), that was found by archaeologists on the peak of the mountain.

The top of the hill has been used since way back in time. These are the remnants of an old oven (basically a through used for burning wood in), that was found by archaeologists on the peak of the mountain.

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 14:18

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

Masonry heater from the officers' quarters.

Masonry heater from the officers' quarters.

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 14:07

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

View of Salzburg - with the old town being closest - from the fort. The church at the bottom right is the Salzburg Cathedral.

View of Salzburg - with the old town being closest - from the fort. The church at the bottom right is the Salzburg Cathedral.

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 13:57

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

Another small passageway.

Another small passageway.

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 12:45

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

Detail from the University Church.

Detail from the University Church.

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 12:42

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

The main streets (as main as the go) are connected by passages through the buildings, leading to interior courts such as this one.

The main streets (as main as the go) are connected by passages through the buildings, leading to interior courts such as this one.

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 12:33

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

This is what most of the old town of Salzburg looks like.

This is what most of the old town of Salzburg looks like.

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 12:31

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

This is the Salzburg Fort. You can walk up to it. You can even follow the signs to the funicular, end up on the now-abandoned midway platform where the funicular doesn't stop, walk up the last bit, realize that you're one euro short of the admission fee and that they don't take any cards and walk down promising yourself that the fortress will be among the first buildings to go once nuclear weapons become ubiquitous, but once you hit ground level again you'll probably just gorge youself silly on pastries. Then you take the funicular up.

This is the Salzburg Fort. You can walk up to it. You can even follow the signs to the funicular, end up on the now-abandoned midway platform where the funicular doesn't stop, walk up the last bit, realize that you're one euro short of the admission fee and that they don't take any cards and walk down promising yourself that the fortress will be among the first buildings to go once nuclear weapons become ubiquitous, but once you hit ground level again you'll probably just gorge youself silly on pastries. Then you take the funicular up.

The only time the fortress was beseiged was in 1525 when a group of miners and townspeople tried to oust Prince Archbishop Cardinal Matthäus Lang. The fort was surrendered without a fight during the Napoleonic Wars, by which time it had ceased to have any military significance.

Salzburg, Austria

2006-12-27 12:24

Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

Small chapel near the bus station.

Small chapel near the bus station.

Untersberg

2006-12-27 11:18

Untersberg
Salzburg, Austria

Untersberg

While I did my photography a small photo crew was finishing up their fashion shots just outside the top cable car station. Here they are, walking away (the model in high heels and walking sticks) toward the sun-lit, covered-in-ice, side of the peak. The designer's name was Lisa Salvador - and I haven't been able to find any pictures of her clothes, but then again she probably isn't designing them for people who buy clothes on the web.

While I did my photography a small photo crew was finishing up their fashion shots just outside the top cable car station. Here they are, walking away (the model in high heels and walking sticks) toward the sun-lit, covered-in-ice, side of the peak. The designer's name was Lisa Salvador - and I haven't been able to find any pictures of her clothes, but then again she probably isn't designing them for people who buy clothes on the web.

Update 2013-11-22: Re-visiting this entry I decided to take another look at the web, and found that Lisa Salvador has been on the web since 2008 at lisasalvador.de[d].

Untersberg

2006-12-27 10:38

Untersberg
Salzburg, Austria

Untersberg

View north along the east side of the mountain..

View north along the east side of the mountain..

Untersberg

2006-12-27 10:29

Untersberg
Salzburg, Austria

Untersberg

View of Bavaria, Germany.

View of Bavaria, Germany.

Untersberg

2006-12-27 10:22

Untersberg
Salzburg, Austria

Untersberg

View of Salzburg from the mountain.

View of Salzburg from the mountain.

Untersberg

2006-12-27 10:21

Untersberg
Salzburg, Austria

Untersberg

A metal cross at the top. When blizzards hit it turns into a cross of snow and ice with the metal skeleton completely covered.

A metal cross at the top. When blizzards hit it turns into a cross of snow and ice with the metal skeleton completely covered.

Untersberg

2006-12-27 10:19

Untersberg
Salzburg, Austria

Untersberg

Memorial to alpine rescuer Josef Gassner who fell to his death here February 10, 1946 "while on duty".

Memorial to alpine rescuer Josef Gassner who fell to his death here February 10, 1946 "while on duty".

Untersberg

2006-12-27 10:18

Untersberg
Salzburg, Austria

Untersberg

The cable car up.

The cable car up.

Untersberg

2006-12-27 09:59

Untersberg
Salzburg, Austria

Untersberg

Houses at the foot of the mountain.

Houses at the foot of the mountain.

Untersberg

2006-12-27 09:40

Untersberg
Salzburg, Austria

Untersberg

The cafeteria, with its Hundertwasser-like decoration.

The cafeteria, with its Hundertwasser-like decoration.

KunstHausWien

2006-12-02 15:13

KunstHausWien
Vienna, Austria

KunstHausWien

Outside, back of house.

Outside, back of house.

KunstHausWien

2006-12-02 15:01

KunstHausWien
Vienna, Austria

KunstHausWien

An example of the undulating floor that Hundertwasser considered to be "a melody to the feet".

An example of the undulating floor that Hundertwasser considered to be "a melody to the feet".

KunstHausWien

2006-12-02 14:55

KunstHausWien
Vienna, Austria

KunstHausWien

This water-spiral is found in the lobby. The water is pumped upwards along the spiral to fall from it's peak at the center. Similarly, the stairwell is built so that the spiralling stairs are centered above the water-spiral (although the stairs twist in the opposite direction going up).

This water-spiral is found in the lobby. The water is pumped upwards along the spiral to fall from it's peak at the center. Similarly, the stairwell is built so that the spiralling stairs are centered above the water-spiral (although the stairs twist in the opposite direction going up).

KunstHausWien

2006-12-02 14:29

KunstHausWien
Vienna, Austria

KunstHausWien

The entrance to the KunstHausWien. On top of the building flies the Koru Flag, an alternative flag for New Zealand designed by Hundertwasser. It includes the spiral, one of Hundertwasser's trademark shapes (if not the trademark shape):

The entrance to the KunstHausWien. On top of the building flies the Koru Flag[e], an alternative flag for New Zealand designed by Hundertwasser. It includes the spiral, one of Hundertwasser's trademark shapes (if not the trademark shape):

The spiral is where lifeless matter is transformed into life.

KunstHausWien

2006-12-02 14:28

KunstHausWien
Vienna, Austria

KunstHausWien

View of the market from above the subway station entrance.

View of the market from above the subway station entrance.

Ich bin noch'n Wiener - Karlsplatz

2006-11-30 18:00

Karlsplatz
Vienna, Austria

Karlsplatz

Geocode is slightly off - I'm supposed to be at Mahlerstrasse, which is about 100 meters south. GPS:s don't work that well in cities with big, sky-and-satellite-blocking buildings, though, so this is only to be expected.

Geocode is slightly off - I'm supposed to be at Mahlerstrasse, which is about 100 meters south. GPS:s don't work that well in cities with big, sky-and-satellite-blocking buildings, though, so this is only to be expected.

Shiny New Toy

2006-11-23 19:05

Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Vienna

Really bad geocode places me several kilometers off.

Really bad geocode places me several kilometers off.

Shiny New Toy

2006-11-23 18:41

Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Vienna

This one is also spot-on geocoded.

This one is also spot-on geocoded.

Shiny New Toy

2006-11-23 18:12

Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Vienna

Spot on geocoding places me in Leopoldau, at the northernmost end of the U1 subway line.

Spot on geocoding places me in Leopoldau, at the northernmost end of the U1 subway line.

Shiny New Toy

2006-11-23 18:10

Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Vienna

Taken from the Donauinsel. Geocode agrees - sort of - Google maps places me in the water by the shore when using satellite imagery, but right when using the "Map" view.

Taken from the Donauinsel. Geocode agrees - sort of - Google maps places me in the water by the shore when using satellite imagery, but right when using the "Map" view.

Shiny New Toy

2006-11-23 17:41

Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Vienna

Taken from the Donaupromenad across the Danube river. Geocode was ok.

Taken from the Donaupromenad across the Danube river. Geocode was ok.

Shiny New Toy

2006-11-23 17:14

Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Vienna

Railroad car. I don't think you'd even be allowed to let condemned men ride in a car like this anymore.

Railroad car. I don't think you'd even be allowed to let condemned men ride in a car like this anymore.

Spurwechsel

2006-10-18 15:03

Technisches Museum
Vienna, Austria

Technisches Museum

Government poster. "Even without him, show discipline!"

Government poster. "Even without him, show discipline!"

Spurwechsel

2006-10-18 15:19

Technisches Museum
Vienna, Austria

Technisches Museum

Government poster. "The anti-social has no consideration in street traffic." Fun fact: The word "anti-social" is the same word used by the Nazis to denote "enemies of the people".

Government poster. "The anti-social has no consideration in street traffic." Fun fact: The word "anti-social" is the same word used by the Nazis to denote "enemies of the people"[f].

Spurwechsel

2006-10-18 15:19

Technisches Museum
Vienna, Austria

Technisches Museum

A "transformer chain". The chain is charged by turning the crank at the far left, and then proceeds to pump water to the top tank, which drives a generator, which powers the two spotlights on the little car, which illuminates the solar cell, which drives the car up the slope...

A "transformer chain". The chain is charged by turning the crank at the far left, and then proceeds to pump water to the top tank, which drives a generator, which powers the two spotlights on the little car, which illuminates the solar cell, which drives the car up the slope...

Spurwechsel

2006-10-18 14:37

Technisches Museum
Vienna, Austria

Technisches Museum

The advertisement for the exhibition.

The advertisement for the exhibition.

Spurwechsel

2006-10-17 16:31

Technisches Museum
Vienna, Austria

Technisches Museum

This pretty much sums up the first couple of decades with cars. As always, it took quite some time to work out the kinks in the system. For example:

This pretty much sums up the first couple of decades with cars. As always, it took quite some time to work out the kinks in the system. For example:

  • How do you mark pedestrian crossings? (First attempt to do so was in 1926, when cars had been in Vienna for at least twenty years. In 1910 Vienna had about 4000 cars.)

  • How many traffic signs should there be? (Drivers thought sixteen were far too many.)

  • ...and so on...

Spurwechsel

2006-10-18 14:32

Technisches Museum
Vienna, Austria

Technisches Museum

The main square in the old town.

The main square in the old town.

Bratislava, Slovakia

2006-11-12 16:39

Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

Buildings being renovated just outside the old town.

Buildings being renovated just outside the old town.

Bratislava, Slovakia

2006-11-12 15:38

Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

Modern buildings at the foot of the hill where Bratislava Castle stands.

Modern buildings at the foot of the hill where Bratislava Castle stands.

Bratislava, Slovakia

2006-11-12 15:32

Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

Rain clouds approaching from Vienna.

Rain clouds approaching from Vienna.

Bratislava, Slovakia

2006-11-12 15:15

Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

Picture taken down the well of the castle.

Picture taken down the well of the castle.

Bratislava, Slovakia

2006-11-12 15:08

Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

The storm drain of the courtyard, picture taken from below.

The storm drain of the courtyard, picture taken from below.

Bratislava, Slovakia

2006-11-12 15:08

Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

The narrow passage leading to the catle's well.

The narrow passage leading to the catle's well.

Bratislava, Slovakia

2006-11-12 15:10

Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

Inside the renovated Bratislava Castle.

Inside the renovated Bratislava Castle.

Bratislava, Slovakia

2006-11-12 15:05

Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

Residential blocks on the west shore of the Danube.

Residential blocks on the west shore of the Danube.

Bratislava, Slovakia

2006-11-12 15:02

Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

View of the Danube and the western part of Bratislava from Bratislava Castle.

View of the Danube and the western part of Bratislava from Bratislava Castle.

Bratislava, Slovakia

2006-11-12 15:01

Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

Wind turbines on the west side of the Danube.

Wind turbines on the west side of the Danube.

Bratislava, Slovakia

2006-11-12 15:01

Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

View of the old part of Bratislava from Bratislava Castle.

View of the old part of Bratislava from Bratislava Castle.

Bratislava, Slovakia

2006-11-12 14:47

Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

In honor of MTV's Beyonce weekend, we present this statuelicious work of art.

In honor of MTV's Beyonce weekend, we present this statuelicious work of art.

Bratislava, Slovakia

2006-11-12 14:40

Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

Residential building just outside of the old town.

Residential building just outside of the old town.

Bratislava, Slovakia

2006-11-12 14:31

Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

High street in the old town.

High street in the old town.

Bratislava, Slovakia

2006-11-12 14:28

Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

One of the many statues in the old town.

One of the many statues in the old town.

Bratislava, Slovakia

2006-11-12 13:20

Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

The "New Bridge" (Novy Most) across the Danube.

The "New Bridge" (Novy Most) across the Danube.

Bratislava, Slovakia

2006-11-12 13:11

Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

Not the most upbeat cafe, one has to assume.

Not the most upbeat cafe, one has to assume.

Bratislava, Slovakia

2006-11-12 13:03

Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

In Bratislava, just coming out of the central garage.

In Bratislava, just coming out of the central garage.

Bratislava, Slovakia

2006-11-12 12:55

Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

Wind turbines on the way to Bratislava. Apparently, the area between Vienna and Bratislava is one of the windiest places in Europe.

Wind turbines on the way to Bratislava. Apparently, the area between Vienna and Bratislava is one of the windiest places in Europe.

Bratislava, Slovakia

2006-11-12 12:22

Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava

Strange quad-furcated tree.

Strange quad-furcated tree.

Ötschergräben

2006-11-11 13:15

Ötschergräben
Niederösterreich, Austria

Ötschergräben

View of the Ötscher from the Gemeindealpe.

View of the Ötscher from the Gemeindealpe.

Ötschergräben

2006-11-11 14:03

Ötschergräben
Niederösterreich, Austria

Ötschergräben

View north from a bit up on the Gemeindealpe (the massive immediately south of the Ötschergräben).

View north from a bit up on the Gemeindealpe (the massive immediately south of the Ötschergräben).

Ötschergräben

2006-11-11 13:59

Ötschergräben
Niederösterreich, Austria

Ötschergräben

Following a small brook upstreams. Shortly after the picture was taken we turned ninety degrees right and went up the side. Harder than expected with slippery trainers.

Following a small brook upstreams. Shortly after the picture was taken we turned ninety degrees right and went up the side. Harder than expected with slippery trainers.

Ötschergräben

2006-11-11 13:33

Ötschergräben
Niederösterreich, Austria

Ötschergräben

Memorial found a bit into the Ötschergräben. It commemorates the 450th anniversary of Martin Luther's posting of his 95 theses and with that, the start of the Protestant Reformation.

Memorial found a bit into the Ötschergräben. It commemorates the 450th anniversary of Martin Luther's posting of his 95 theses[h] and with that, the start of the Protestant Reformation.

Ötschergräben

2006-11-11 13:04

Ötschergräben
Niederösterreich, Austria

Ötschergräben

Cliffs near the starting point. These in particular are on the other side of a dam that bottles up the Eralaufstausee and keeps it from pouring out northward. (The picture was taken from the west end of the dam - on the map this would be where the Ötscherstrasse crosses the northward pointing stream.)

Cliffs near the starting point. These in particular are on the other side of a dam that bottles up the Eralaufstausee and keeps it from pouring out northward. (The picture was taken from the west end of the dam - on the map[i] this would be where the Ötscherstrasse crosses the northward pointing stream.)

Ötschergräben

2006-11-11 12:22

Ötschergräben
Niederösterreich, Austria

Ötschergräben

The west end of the Eralaufstausee, and the start of our hike.

The west end of the Eralaufstausee, and the start of our hike.

Ötschergräben

2006-11-11 12:20

Ötschergräben
Niederösterreich, Austria

Ötschergräben

View south from Annaberg showing the Ötscher (mountain).

View south from Annaberg showing the Ötscher (mountain).

Ötschergräben

2006-11-11 11:54

Ötschergräben
Niederösterreich, Austria

Ötschergräben

View north toward St Pölten from Annaberg.

View north toward St Pölten from Annaberg[j].

Ötschergräben

2006-11-11 11:52

Ötschergräben
Niederösterreich, Austria

Ötschergräben

Main building of Kista Gård, the farm that the current suburb took its name from.

Main building of Kista Gård, the farm that the current suburb took its name from.

Stockholm Light Table

2006-10-22 21:16

Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm

Northern corner of Husby, a suburb of Stockholm, as seen from a nearby hill.

Northern corner of Husby, a suburb of Stockholm, as seen from a nearby hill.

Stockholm Light Table

2006-10-22 21:37

Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm

Kista Galleria, a little bit farther away.

Kista Galleria, a little bit farther away.

Stockholm Light Table

2006-10-22 20:30

Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm

View of Kista Science Tower behind Kista Galleria (a shopping mall).

Stockholm Light Table

2006-10-19 19:14

Kista Science Tower

Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm

Filmstaden cinema at the Haymarket Square.

Filmstaden cinema at the Haymarket Square.

Stockholm Light Table

2006-10-19 18:02

Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm

View northeast from Observatoriekullen in central Stockholm.

View northeast from Observatoriekullen in central Stockholm.

Stockholm Light Table

2006-10-19 17:46

Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm

Some kind of movie production taking place on the 3rd Street Promenade.

Some kind of movie production taking place on the 3rd Street Promenade.

Santa Monica, CA

2006-10-03 14:52

Santa Monica
Santa Monica, California

California 2006, Santa Monica

War Memorial. The pillars commemorate war dead from the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

War Memorial. The pillars commemorate war dead from the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

Santa Monica, CA

2006-10-03 14:09

Santa Monica
Santa Monica, California

California 2006, Santa Monica

Washed away sidewalk along Ocean Blvd. / PCH.

Washed away sidewalk along Ocean Blvd. / PCH.

Santa Monica, CA

2006-10-03 14:05

Santa Monica
Santa Monica, California

California 2006, Santa Monica

This is where I had dinner. Good to know that I pick top restaurants.

This is where I had dinner. Good to know that I pick top restaurants.

Santa Barbara, CA

2006-10-02 19:06

Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California

California 2006, Santa Barbara

The Madonna Inn restaurant.

The Madonna Inn restaurant.

Madonna Inn

2006-10-02 13:42

Madonna Inn
San Luis Obispo, California

California 2006, Madonna Inn

The entrance to the hotel. You can also get to the restaurant from here.

The entrance to the hotel. You can also get to the restaurant from here.

Madonna Inn

2006-10-02 13:36

Madonna Inn
San Luis Obispo, California

California 2006, Madonna Inn

About two hundred miles from Los Angeles is Morro Bay, where this huge granite block marks the entry to the bay.

About two hundred miles from Los Angeles is Morro Bay, where this huge granite block marks the entry to the bay.

Pacific Coast Highway, South (Part II)

2006-10-02 13:07

Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Coast Highway, California

California 2006, Pacific Coast Highway

Everything is covered in either trees or dense, arid-hardened brush.

Everything is covered in either trees or dense, arid-hardened brush.

Pacific Coast Highway, South (Part II)

2006-10-02 11:11

Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Coast Highway, California

California 2006, Pacific Coast Highway

This is the end result of that process - steep hills diving into the water, and sharp ridges where the water didn't erode the rock.

This is the end result of that process - steep hills diving into the water, and sharp ridges where the water didn't erode the rock.

Pacific Coast Highway, South (Part II)

2006-10-02 10:39

Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Coast Highway, California

California 2006, Pacific Coast Highway

Well, you know what to expect. The coastline has been formed by erosion of the hills when rainwater flowing down into the sea carved out a myriad v-shaped canyons.

Well, you know what to expect. The coastline has been formed by erosion of the hills when rainwater flowing down into the sea carved out a myriad v-shaped canyons.

Pacific Coast Highway, South (Part II)

2006-10-02 10:02

Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Coast Highway, California

California 2006, Pacific Coast Highway

The hillsides are covered in various shrubs.

The hillsides are covered in various shrubs.

17 Mile Drive

2006-10-01 16:59

17 Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, California

17 Mile Drive, California 2006

The Lone Cypress, the symbol of Pebble Beach, has been sitting on its rock for at least the past 250 years.

The Lone Cypress, the symbol of Pebble Beach, has been sitting on its rock for at least the past 250 years.

17 Mile Drive

2006-10-01 15:51

17 Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, California

17 Mile Drive, California 2006

Looking south from the Restless Sea.

Looking south from the Restless Sea.

17 Mile Drive

2006-10-01 15:29

17 Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, California

17 Mile Drive, California 2006

Sea birds are everywhere and this one seems to have staked its claim to a big rock.

Sea birds are everywhere and this one seems to have staked its claim to a big rock.

17 Mile Drive

2006-10-01 15:28

17 Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, California

17 Mile Drive, California 2006

But pretty soon you get to see the sanctuary. The "Restless Sea" as this place is called has rock formations stretching out in the shallow water, making the water foam far from the shore.

But pretty soon you get to see the sanctuary. The "Restless Sea" as this place is called has rock formations stretching out in the shallow water, making the water foam far from the shore.

17 Mile Drive

2006-10-01 15:27

17 Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, California

17 Mile Drive, California 2006

Unfortunately there is a bit of a mismatch between what the guidebook says and what really is there. After reading this sign, if you were to lift your eyes to the horizon, you'd see this.

Unfortunately there is a bit of a mismatch between what the guidebook says and what really is there. After reading this sign, if you were to lift your eyes to the horizon, you'd see this[k].

17 Mile Drive

2006-10-01 15:06

17 Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, California

17 Mile Drive, California 2006

This train goes right outside the boardwalk.

This train goes right outside the boardwalk.

Santa Cruz, CA

2006-10-01 12:42

Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California

California 2006, Santa Cruz

They sleep on the beams holding up the pier.

They sleep on the beams holding up the pier.

Santa Cruz, CA

2006-10-01 11:54

Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California

California 2006, Santa Cruz

The other major inhabitant of the pier. Sea lions fill the air with their characteristic noises.

The other major inhabitant of the pier. Sea lions fill the air with their characteristic noises.

Santa Cruz, CA

2006-10-01 11:47

Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California

California 2006, Santa Cruz

One of the inhabintants of the pier. These birds are completely unafraid of people. Yu can walk up to them and they won't even bother looking at you.

One of the inhabintants of the pier. These birds are completely unafraid of people. Yu can walk up to them and they won't even bother looking at you.

Santa Cruz, CA

2006-10-01 11:46

Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California

California 2006, Santa Cruz

Seen on the pier. I have no idea who Bonnie is.

Seen on the pier. I have no idea who Bonnie is.

Santa Cruz, CA

2006-10-01 11:45

Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California

California 2006, Santa Cruz

On the way down I went past Santa Cruz and did the 17 mile drive at Pebble Beach, but then I went down toward Point Sur to enjoy the sunset. This is Andrew Molera State Park just south of Point Sur.

On the way down I went past Santa Cruz[l] and did the 17 mile drive[m] at Pebble Beach, but then I went down toward Point Sur to enjoy the sunset. This is Andrew Molera State Park just south of Point Sur.

Pacific Coast Highway, South

2006-10-01 17:19

Point Sur
Pacific Coast Highway, California

California 2006, Point Sur

The weather was only so-so when I started out at SF. Understandable, since San Francisco had an almost central-northern European weather when I was there. No running around in shorts in late September here.

The weather was only so-so when I started out at SF. Understandable, since San Francisco had an almost central-northern European weather when I was there. No running around in shorts in late September here.

This particular stretch of road is known as Devil's Slide[n] due to the frequent land slides.

Pacific Coast Highway, South

2006-10-01 10:25

Point Sur
Pacific Coast Highway, California

California 2006, Point Sur

My two teas - the left one is "Monkey Picked Tieguanyin" and the right one is "Silver Needles". You start off by soaking the leaves in a splash of water and smelling them. Then you fill the cup with water and use the lid to push the leaves around, squeeze them against the side of the cup and push them into the water. (The people working there will give you a quick rundown on how to do this.)

My two teas - the left one is "Monkey Picked Tieguanyin" and the right one is "Silver Needles". You start off by soaking the leaves in a splash of water and smelling them. Then you fill the cup with water and use the lid to push the leaves around, squeeze them against the side of the cup and push them into the water. (The people working there will give you a quick rundown on how to do this.)

Imperial Tea Court

2006-09-30 17:35

Chinatown
San Francisco, California

California 2006, Chinatown

This is what is served: One cup for each sort of tea that you have ordered, and a kettle of hot water. The tea leaves are already in the cups.

This is what is served: One cup for each sort of tea that you have ordered, and a kettle of hot water. The tea leaves are already in the cups.

Imperial Tea Court

2006-09-30 17:16

Chinatown
San Francisco, California

California 2006, Chinatown

This is the interior. A plethora of tea cups, tea tasting sets and bags of tea fill the shelves.

This is the interior. A plethora of tea cups, tea tasting sets and bags of tea fill the shelves.

Imperial Tea Court

2006-09-30 17:10

Chinatown
San Francisco, California

California 2006, Chinatown

The gate to Chinatown. The area known as Chinatown isn't walled in any way, but there is still a gate.

The gate to Chinatown. The area known as Chinatown isn't walled in any way, but there is still a gate.

Chinatown

2006-09-30 20:29

Chinatown
San Francisco, California

California 2006, Chinatown

Judge Lillian Sing (...) made history when she was appointed as the first Chinese American woman judge in 1981. Serving as a judge for 22 years, Judge Sing held almost every type of assignment in both criminal and civil courts, and also pioneered Drug Court, where drug addicted persons receive treatment and counseling, before retiring from the bench last year. - Asian American Bar Association

Judge Lillian Sing (...) made history when she was appointed as the first Chinese American woman judge in 1981. Serving as a judge for 22 years, Judge Sing held almost every type of assignment in both criminal and civil courts, and also pioneered Drug Court, where drug addicted persons receive treatment and counseling, before retiring from the bench last year.

- Asian American Bar Association

(You can read more about her using the Wayback Machine[o].) Apparently she didn't like retirement and campaigned to get back. How did she do? She won.[p]

Chinatown

2006-09-30 17:01

Chinatown
San Francisco, California

California 2006, Chinatown

The Transamerica Pyramid, one of the easiest recognizable landmarks of San Francisco. While it no longer houses the Transamerica insurance company, the company still has the pyramid in its logo, as you can see on their website.

The Transamerica Pyramid[q], one of the easiest recognizable landmarks of San Francisco. While it no longer houses the Transamerica insurance company, the company still has the pyramid in its logo, as you can see on their website[r].

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 21:32

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

California 2006, San Francisco

View toward the west from Telgraph Hill.

View toward the west from Telgraph Hill.

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 16:34

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

California 2006, San Francisco

View toward downtown from Telgraph Hill.

View toward downtown from Telgraph Hill.

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 16:32

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

California 2006, San Francisco

View of the tower with the statue of Christopher Columbus in front.

View of the tower with the statue of Christopher Columbus in front.

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 16:26

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

California 2006, San Francisco

Stairs leading up to the Coit Tower.

Stairs leading up to the Coit Tower.

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 16:24

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

California 2006, San Francisco

The Russian Hill. This picture gives you an impression of how hilly SF really is.

The Russian Hill. This picture gives you an impression of how hilly SF really is.

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 16:17

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

California 2006, San Francisco

The sealions at Fisherman's Wharf.

The sealions at Fisherman's Wharf.

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 15:53

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

California 2006, San Francisco

A tram. The trams are driven by cables being pulled through the "middle rail" that you can see. The cables are continuously running and the car is driven by gripping the cable or by applying brakes. You can try driving a tram at Gripman's.

A tram. The trams are driven by cables being pulled through the "middle rail" that you can see. The cables are continuously running and the car is driven by gripping the cable or by applying brakes. You can try driving a tram at Gripman's[t].

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 12:57

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

California 2006, San Francisco

This is the bendiest street in all of the world. It is Lombard Street, on top of the Russian Hill.

This is the bendiest street in all of the world. It is Lombard Street, on top of the Russian Hill.

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 12:54

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

California 2006, San Francisco

This pictures shows the hilly nature of San Francisco. If you aren't either ascending or descending a steep hill, you have probably left SF altogether.

This pictures shows the hilly nature of San Francisco. If you aren't either ascending or descending a steep hill, you have probably left SF altogether.

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 12:43

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

California 2006, San Francisco

...and a lot of stores. In particular camera stores and camera accessories seemed to be the most common stores.

...and a lot of stores. In particular camera stores and camera accessories seemed to be the most common stores.

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 12:06

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

California 2006, San Francisco

On the other side of the Golden Gate bridge and a little bit to the east is Fisherman's Wharf where you can find old ships...

On the other side of the Golden Gate bridge and a little bit to the east is Fisherman's Wharf where you can find old ships...

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 12:03

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

California 2006, San Francisco

On the top of the hill is this outpost.

On the top of the hill is this outpost.

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 11:22

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

California 2006, San Francisco

At Point Spencer you can see what's left of Battery Spencer, part of Fort Baker. The circular slab is one of three used to mount the battery's 12 inch guns.

At Point Spencer you can see what's left of Battery Spencer[u], part of Fort Baker. The circular slab is one of three used to mount the battery's 12 inch guns.

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 10:59

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

California 2006, San Francisco

I drove from Modesto to Oakland and over the bay to San Rafael (in which the term "420" originated), driving over the rollercoaster-shaped Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. From there I went south to Point Spencer.

I drove from Modesto to Oakland and over the bay to San Rafael (in which the term "420[v]"[w] originated), driving over the rollercoaster-shaped Richmond-San Rafael Bridge[x]. From there I went south to Point Spencer.

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 10:58

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

California 2006, San Francisco

El Capitan. A favorite among climbers and base jumpers.

El Capitan. A favorite among climbers and base jumpers.

Yosemite

2006-09-29 15:57

Tunnel View
Yosemite National Park, California

California 2006, Tunnel View

Bridal Veil Falls. There is more water flowing through here in spring.

Bridal Veil Falls. There is more water flowing through here in spring.

Yosemite

2006-09-29 15:44

Tunnel View
Yosemite National Park, California

California 2006, Tunnel View

The "tunnel view" of the Yosemite Valley. It is called "tunnel view" since it is right at the mouth of a tunnel that you drive through to enter the valley from the south. From this point you can see El Capitan (the steep bare rock face to the left), Half-Dome (the almost white peak curving up in the background in the middle of the picture) and Bridal Veil Falls (just to the left of the top of the right foreground pine trees - you only see a small vertical white line).

The "tunnel view" of the Yosemite Valley. It is called "tunnel view" since it is right at the mouth of a tunnel that you drive through to enter the valley from the south. From this point you can see El Capitan (the steep bare rock face to the left), Half-Dome (the almost white peak curving up in the background in the middle of the picture) and Bridal Veil Falls (just to the left of the top of the right foreground pine trees - you only see a small vertical white line).

Yosemite

2006-09-29 15:33

Tunnel View
Yosemite National Park, California

California 2006, Tunnel View

All streams in Yosemite are fed by snowmelt from the mountains. Since I'm visiting in September, when the spring floods are over and there hasn't come any more snow, the streams are near empty.

All streams in Yosemite are fed by snowmelt from the mountains. Since I'm visiting in September, when the spring floods are over and there hasn't come any more snow, the streams are near empty.

Yosemite

2006-09-29 14:53

Tunnel View
Yosemite National Park, California

California 2006, Tunnel View

They stand like giants among the other trees in Yosemite.

They stand like giants among the other trees in Yosemite.

Yosemite

2006-09-29 14:31

Tunnel View
Yosemite National Park, California

California 2006, Tunnel View

By trees, I mean giant Sequoias.

By trees, I mean giant Sequoias.

Yosemite

2006-09-29 14:30

Tunnel View
Yosemite National Park, California

California 2006, Tunnel View

The vegetation shifts from desert brush to trees as you near Yosmeite.

The vegetation shifts from desert brush to trees as you near Yosmeite.

Yosemite

2006-09-29 14:15

Tunnel View
Yosemite National Park, California

California 2006, Tunnel View

And then you're back up in the hills again as you leave Fresno on highway 41.

And then you're back up in the hills again as you leave Fresno on highway 41.

Yosemite

2006-09-29 13:45

Tunnel View
Yosemite National Park, California

California 2006, Tunnel View

The mountaneous terrain north of LA give way to the flat valley.

The mountaneous terrain north of LA give way to the flat valley.

Yosemite

2006-09-29 10:07

Tunnel View
Yosemite National Park, California

California 2006, Tunnel View

Bound for Yosemite on the 5 freeway. The picture doesn't show it, but I'm going downhill fast.

Bound for Yosemite on the 5 freeway. The picture doesn't show it, but I'm going downhill fast.

Yosemite

2006-09-29 09:51

Tunnel View
Yosemite National Park, California

California 2006, Tunnel View

Preparing for the party at the Tides Inn.

Preparing for the party at the Tides Inn.

Laguna Beach Party

2006-09-28 17:30

Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, California

California 2006, Laguna Beach

Mural in Downtown Laguna Beach.

Mural in Downtown Laguna Beach.

Laguna Beach Party

2006-09-28 17:19

Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, California

California 2006, Laguna Beach

The vents that can be seen on the top of the hood are the intakes for the supercharger. With all the trimmings, the modifications add 450 horsepower to the base engine.

The vents that can be seen on the top of the hood are the intakes for the supercharger. With all the trimmings, the modifications add 450 horsepower to the base engine.

Saleen

2006-09-28 14:13

Irvine Spectrum
Irvine, California

California 2006, Irvine Spectrum

Saleen is an auto parts store for people with deep pockets. (It is also a t-shirt and baseball cap shop for people with shallower pockets.) Their specialty is to modify Mustangs - give them a new gearbox, add a supercharger, racing seats and so on. Their motto - as can be seen here on this Mustang parked right smack in the middle of the Spectrum - is "Power in the hands of a few".

Saleen is an auto parts store for people with deep pockets. (It is also a t-shirt and baseball cap shop for people with shallower pockets.) Their specialty is to modify Mustangs - give them a new gearbox, add a supercharger, racing seats and so on. Their motto - as can be seen here on this Mustang parked right smack in the middle of the Spectrum - is "Power in the hands of a few".

Saleen

2006-09-28 14:12

Irvine Spectrum
Irvine, California

California 2006, Irvine Spectrum

Arrangement in the nearby mall. Look at the white stone between the two light-green plants... Looks strange, right? Well, it is a loudspeaker. Playing soothing shopping music. Am I the only one who gets associations to the comedy scenes about the old Soviet Union where they would find microphones in flower boquets?

Arrangement in the nearby mall. Look at the white stone between the two light-green plants... Looks strange, right? Well, it is a loudspeaker. Playing soothing shopping music. Am I the only one who gets associations to the comedy scenes about the old Soviet Union where they would find microphones in flower boquets?

Dana Point, CA

2006-09-27 16:16

Dana Point
Dana Point, California

California 2006, Dana Point

Richard Henry Dana, the guy they named the place after.

Richard Henry Dana, the guy they named the place after.

Dana Point, CA

2006-09-27 15:53

Dana Point
Dana Point, California

California 2006, Dana Point

Palm trees at the beach.

Palm trees at the beach.

Dana Point, CA

2006-09-27 15:28

Dana Point
Dana Point, California

California 2006, Dana Point

The beach right outside my hotel.

The beach right outside my hotel.

Dana Point, CA

2006-09-27 15:27

Dana Point
Dana Point, California

California 2006, Dana Point

Lake Elsinore, just as the Ortega Highway comes down from the mountains near the coast.

Lake Elsinore, just as the Ortega Highway comes down from the mountains near the coast.

Temecula Valley

2006-09-27 08:58

Wilson Creek Wineyards
Temecula Valley, California

California 2006, Wilson Creek Wineyards

This time I took the Ortega Highway to Temecula. When I lived in Irvine it was alwas easier to take the I-405 to the 55 to the 91 to the I-15 (look that up on a map if you have to...), but living in Dana Point the Ortega Highway was much easier.

This time I took the Ortega Highway to Temecula. When I lived in Irvine it was alwas easier to take the I-405 to the 55 to the 91 to the I-15 (look that up on a map if you have to...), but living in Dana Point the Ortega Highway was much easier.

Temecula Valley

2006-09-27 08:38

Wilson Creek Wineyards
Temecula Valley, California

California 2006, Wilson Creek Wineyards

London from above as we approach Heathrow. The tall buildings seen in front of the engine intake is Canary Wharf.

London from above as we approach Heathrow. The tall buildings seen in front of the engine intake is Canary Wharf[z].

Outbound Flight

2006-09-26 09:37

Schwechat Airport (VIE)
Vienna, Austria

California 2006, Schwechat Airport (VIE)

More of Austria. The fields give way to the alps.

More of Austria. The fields give way to the alps.

Outbound Flight

2006-09-26 07:53

Schwechat Airport (VIE)
Vienna, Austria

California 2006, Schwechat Airport (VIE)

Austria seen from above. The whole region around Vienna is basically a patchwork of fields.

Austria seen from above. The whole region around Vienna is basically a patchwork of fields.

Outbound Flight

2006-09-26 07:49

Schwechat Airport (VIE)
Vienna, Austria

California 2006, Schwechat Airport (VIE)

Sunrise at Vienna international airport.

Sunrise at Vienna international airport.

Outbound Flight

2006-09-26 06:54

Schwechat Airport (VIE)
Vienna, Austria

California 2006, Schwechat Airport (VIE)

Q: How trippin' was your trip?

Q: How trippin' was your trip?

A: So trippin' that the seats in the departure lounge were on the walls, man!

Outbound Flight

2006-09-26 06:44

Schwechat Airport (VIE)
Vienna, Austria

California 2006, Schwechat Airport (VIE)

Paddington station, Circle line.

Paddington station, Circle line.

London Light Table

2006-09-14 10:20

London
London, United Kingdom

London, London 2006-09

Building detail near Embankment.

Building detail near Embankment.

London Light Table

2006-09-15 20:52

London
London, United Kingdom

London, London 2006-09

I would not name my business that.

I would not name my business that.

London Light Table

2006-09-15 14:08

London
London, United Kingdom

London, London 2006-09

Building near Paddington station.

Building near Paddington station.

London Light Table

2006-09-16 10:05

London
London, United Kingdom

London, London 2006-09

Diesel train at Paddington Station.

Diesel train at Paddington Station.

London Light Table

2006-09-18 14:40

London
London, United Kingdom

London, London 2006-09

The subway corridors. One thing that struck me is how small the corridors in the subway system are. Most places corridors can only barely fit two people abreast.

The subway corridors. One thing that struck me is how small the corridors in the subway system are. Most places corridors can only barely fit two people abreast.

London Light Table

2006-09-18 14:19

London
London, United Kingdom

London, London 2006-09

The last remains of British humor.

The last remains of British humor.

London Light Table

2006-09-18 14:16

London
London, United Kingdom

London, London 2006-09

Gallery near Waterloo station.

Gallery near Waterloo station.

London Light Table

2006-09-18 14:00

London
London, United Kingdom

London, London 2006-09

Street near the opera house.

Street near the opera house.

London Light Table

2006-09-18 13:52

London
London, United Kingdom

London, London 2006-09

Street near the opera house.

Street near the opera house.

London Light Table

2006-09-18 13:17

London
London, United Kingdom

London, London 2006-09

A part of the University College, London. Map here.

A part of the University College, London. Map here.[aa]

London Light Table

2006-09-18 11:55

London
London, United Kingdom

London, London 2006-09

Canal boats near Little Venice.

Canal boats near Little Venice.

London Light Table

2006-09-18 11:22

London
London, United Kingdom

London, London 2006-09

Pentagram on the floor immediately in front of the entrance. The top of the start points into the museum.

Pentagram on the floor immediately in front of the entrance. The top of the start points into the museum.

Museum and Library of Freemasonry

2006-09-18 13:06

Museum and Library of Freemasonry
London, United Kingdom

London 2006-09, Museum and Library of Freemasonry

The north end of The Long Water near The Fountains. The Long Water becomes The Serpentine about half a kilometer south.

The north end of The Long Water near The Fountains. The Long Water becomes The Serpentine about half a kilometer south.

Hyde Park

2006-09-15 13:54

Hyde Park
London, United Kingdom

Hyde Park, London 2006-09

The Fountains near Lancaster Gate.

The Fountains near Lancaster Gate.

Hyde Park

2006-09-15 13:49

Hyde Park
London, United Kingdom

Hyde Park, London 2006-09

The Albert Memorial between Queen's gate and Alexandra gate near the south-south-west edge of the park.

The Albert Memorial between Queen's gate and Alexandra gate near the south-south-west edge of the park.

Hyde Park

2006-09-15 12:31

Hyde Park
London, United Kingdom

Hyde Park, London 2006-09

Hyde park inhabitant.

Hyde park inhabitant.

Hyde Park

2006-09-15 12:05

Hyde Park
London, United Kingdom

Hyde Park, London 2006-09

Same cottage, different angle.

Same cottage, different angle.

Hyde Park

2006-09-15 12:00

Hyde Park
London, United Kingdom

Hyde Park, London 2006-09

Small cottage near the Marlborough gate.

Small cottage near the Marlborough gate.

Hyde Park

2006-09-15 11:59

Hyde Park
London, United Kingdom

Hyde Park, London 2006-09

Wall covering display seen at the far end of the museum.

Wall covering display seen at the far end of the museum.

Science Museum

2006-09-14 12:27

Science Museum
London, United Kingdom

London 2006-09, Science Museum

The "energy ring". The white blocks which can be seen on the underside of the beam connected to the top of the ring can move (the whole inside of the ring is essentially a giant led display), and are "injected" into the ring where they spin around and illustrate the transfer of energy.

The "energy ring". The white blocks which can be seen on the underside of the beam connected to the top of the ring can move (the whole inside of the ring is essentially a giant led display), and are "injected" into the ring where they spin around and illustrate the transfer of energy.

Science Museum

2006-09-14 12:03

Science Museum
London, United Kingdom

London 2006-09, Science Museum

Just beyond the entrance is this big hall with a model of the Earth. The escalator leads to the Earth galleries, where exhibitions show the structure and composition of the Earth.

Just beyond the entrance is this big hall with a model of the Earth. The escalator leads to the Earth galleries, where exhibitions show the structure and composition of the Earth.

Natural History Museum

2006-09-14 11:02

Natural History Museum
London, United Kingdom

London 2006-09, Natural History Museum

Clouds above the city hall. The dark dot near the center left is probably a lens flare.

Clouds above the city hall. The dark dot near the center left is probably a lens flare.

Light Table

2006-08-28 16:40

Kymlinge
Stockholm, Sweden

Kymlinge

A rainy day in Stockholm. Picture taken outside Grand Hotel.

A rainy day in Stockholm. Picture taken outside Grand Hotel.

Light Table

2006-08-27 19:58

Kymlinge
Stockholm, Sweden

Kymlinge

Woods near Husby IP.

Woods near Husby IP.

Light Table

2006-08-27 14:50

Kymlinge
Stockholm, Sweden

Kymlinge

Mist covering the field, Kymlinge.

Mist covering the field, Kymlinge.

Light Table

2006-08-26 19:49

Kymlinge
Stockholm, Sweden

Kymlinge

Past the subway overpass, Kymlinge.

Past the subway overpass, Kymlinge.

Light Table

2006-08-26 19:46

Kymlinge
Stockholm, Sweden

Kymlinge

Subway overpass, Kymlinge.

Subway overpass, Kymlinge.

Light Table

2006-08-26 19:42

Kymlinge
Stockholm, Sweden

Kymlinge

Igelbäcken as it passes near the subway at Kymlinge.

Igelbäcken as it passes near the subway at Kymlinge.

Light Table

2006-08-26 19:41

Kymlinge
Stockholm, Sweden

Kymlinge

Rowanberries on the way to Kymlinge, near Kista Entre.

Rowanberries on the way to Kymlinge, near Kista Entre.

Light Table

2006-08-26 19:23

Kymlinge
Stockholm, Sweden

Kymlinge

Swimming around on the Sofa Sea.

Swimming around on the Sofa Sea.

Home Improvement

2006-07-28 22:02

Kaiserstrasse 47-49/9
Vienna, Austria

Kaiserstrasse 47-49/9

Finally we (make that Mona) found some lamp shades and curtains that could be installed without too much technical skills.

Finally we (make that Mona) found some lamp shades and curtains that could be installed without too much technical skills.

Home Improvement

2006-07-29 18:59

Kaiserstrasse 47-49/9
Vienna, Austria

Kaiserstrasse 47-49/9

The sun has set on a world utterly devoid of German joy...

The sun has set on a world utterly devoid of German joy...

4th of July

2006-07-04 22:36

Sheldon Square
London, United Kingdom

London 2006-06, Sheldon Square

Germany is out of the world cup thanks to two quick Italian goals in the 118th and 120th minute.

Germany is out of the world cup thanks to two quick Italian goals in the 118th and 120th minute.

4th of July

2006-07-04 22:32

Sheldon Square
London, United Kingdom

London 2006-06, Sheldon Square

Gustav and Annette working their way through the food.

Gustav and Annette working their way through the food.

4th of July

2006-07-04 20:25

Sheldon Square
London, United Kingdom

London 2006-06, Sheldon Square

Signs in the trenches of World War I showed the way to company headquarters, important points etc. Mostly the sections of trench were named after nearby villages or landmarks. Obviously someone thought that more descriptive names were called for.

Signs in the trenches of World War I showed the way to company headquarters, important points etc. Mostly the sections of trench were named after nearby villages or landmarks. Obviously someone thought that more descriptive names were called for.

Imperial War Museum

2006-07-04 15:23

Imperial War Museum
London, United Kingdom

Imperial War Museum, London 2006-06

Thw "War Clock" counts the dead in armed conflicts around the globe. Armed warfare managed to rack up 100 million dead during the 20th century, which translates to about two dead every minute. The clock was reset to 100 million on the eve of the new millennium and has been counting deaths at that rate ever since.

Thw "War Clock" counts the dead in armed conflicts around the globe. Armed warfare managed to rack up 100 million dead during the 20th century, which translates to about two dead every minute. The clock was reset to 100 million on the eve of the new millennium and has been counting deaths at that rate ever since.

Imperial War Museum

2006-07-04 15:21

Imperial War Museum
London, United Kingdom

Imperial War Museum, London 2006-06

Large photograph at the entrance to the World War I and II sections of the museum.

Large photograph at the entrance to the World War I and II sections of the museum.

Imperial War Museum

2006-07-04 15:19

Imperial War Museum
London, United Kingdom

Imperial War Museum, London 2006-06

Slab of rock with greek on it.

Slab of rock with greek on it.

British Museum

2006-07-03 14:46

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

British Museum, London 2006-06

The great court in the middle of the museum.

The great court in the middle of the museum.

British Museum

2006-07-03 15:31

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

British Museum, London 2006-06

Two of the statues as seen on the way out.

Two of the statues as seen on the way out.

British Museum

2006-07-03 15:01

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

British Museum, London 2006-06

A gallery of contemporary Mid East art was open. This is one of the three statues by Parviz Tanavoli on the way to the gallery. All statues depict the word "heech", meaning "nothingness", as written in farsi.

A gallery of contemporary Mid East art[ae] was open. This is one of the three statues by Parviz Tanavoli on the way to the gallery. All statues depict the word "heech", meaning "nothingness", as written in farsi.

British Museum

2006-07-03 14:49

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

British Museum, London 2006-06

A reproduction of the multicolored decorations that greek columns originally had. This, called polychrome, had completely worn off by the time the ancient Greek temples were inspected by the Victorian English, and so they were left with the impression that classical architecture completely lacked color. Later analysis of the stone revealed the colorful patterns that had once been painted on it, and the replica of the Parthenon in Nashville reproduces what is thought to be the original colors.

A reproduction of the multicolored decorations that greek columns originally had. This, called polychrome[af], had completely worn off by the time the ancient Greek temples were inspected by the Victorian English, and so they were left with the impression that classical architecture completely lacked color. Later analysis of the stone revealed the colorful patterns that had once been painted on it, and the replica of the Parthenon in Nashville[ag] reproduces what is thought to be the original colors.

British Museum

2006-07-03 14:39

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

British Museum, London 2006-06

A statue of a lion in the great court.

A statue of a lion in the great court.

British Museum

2006-07-03 14:22

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

British Museum, London 2006-06

Korean relief of unkown origin.

Korean relief of unkown origin.

British Museum

2006-07-04 13:17

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

British Museum, London 2006-06

Buddha statue in the stairwell.

Buddha statue in the stairwell.

British Museum

2006-07-04 13:15

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

British Museum, London 2006-06

A relief depicting Durga's battle with Mahishasura. Durga is essentially the wife of Shiva transformed by the gods into a goddess of destruction in order to have someone who could defeat Mahishasura. With a body forged by the most powerful gods, weapons ranging from Shiva's trident to Vishnu's discus and just a little feeling of being totally über, she made short work of the demon.

A relief depicting Durga[ah]'s battle with Mahishasura[ai]. Durga is essentially the wife of Shiva transformed by the gods into a goddess of destruction in order to have someone who could defeat Mahishasura. With a body forged by the most powerful gods, weapons ranging from Shiva's trident to Vishnu's discus and just a little feeling of being totally über, she made short work of the demon.

British Museum

2006-07-04 13:04

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

British Museum, London 2006-06

View from the patio during dusk.

View from the patio during dusk.

Sheldon Square

2006-07-03 20:42

Sheldon Square
London, United Kingdom

London 2006-06, Sheldon Square

The £20 grill that provided food for three days straight.

The £20 grill that provided food for three days straight.

Sheldon Square

2006-07-03 20:32

Sheldon Square
London, United Kingdom

London 2006-06, Sheldon Square

The patio area, ten floors up.

The patio area, ten floors up.

Sheldon Square

2006-07-03 11:28

Sheldon Square
London, United Kingdom

London 2006-06, Sheldon Square

The island in the center of Little Venice.

The island in the center of Little Venice.

Grand Union Canal

2006-06-30 11:18

Grand Union Canal
London, United Kingdom

Grand Union Canal, London 2006-06

This little triangle, called Little Venice, is where the Grand Union and the Regent's Canal join. The area can be seen from above via Google Maps.

This little triangle, called Little Venice, is where the Grand Union and the Regent's Canal join. The area can be seen from above via Google Maps[aj].

Grand Union Canal

2006-06-30 11:17

Grand Union Canal
London, United Kingdom

Grand Union Canal, London 2006-06

Of of the many specially designed bridges that can be found along the canal.

Of of the many specially designed bridges that can be found along the canal.

Grand Union Canal

2006-06-30 11:14

Grand Union Canal
London, United Kingdom

Grand Union Canal, London 2006-06

The international rail platforms of Paddington Station. Look at the ceiling near the far end for a demonstration of what a couple hundred years of diesel and coal powered locomotives does with the paint job.

The international rail platforms of Paddington Station. Look at the ceiling near the far end for a demonstration of what a couple hundred years of diesel and coal powered locomotives does with the paint job.

Paddington Basin

2006-07-01 13:36

Paddington
London, United Kingdom

London 2006-06, Paddington

Looking southwest toward Paddington station.

Looking southwest toward Paddington station.

Paddington Basin

2006-07-03 20:04

Paddington
London, United Kingdom

London 2006-06, Paddington

Modern house at the end of the canal.

Modern house at the end of the canal.

Paddington Basin

2006-07-03 18:04

Paddington
London, United Kingdom

London 2006-06, Paddington

Canal boats moored at the end of the Grand Union Canal. The little stump of a canal can be seen here. The picture was taken approximately where the rectangular blue building is.

Canal boats moored at the end of the Grand Union Canal. The little stump of a canal can be seen here[ak]. The picture was taken approximately where the rectangular blue building is.

Paddington Basin

2006-07-03 18:00

Paddington
London, United Kingdom

London 2006-06, Paddington

Statue of Edith Cavell near Trafalgar Square.

Statue of Edith Cavell[al] near Trafalgar Square.

London

2006-07-04 14:37

London
London, United Kingdom

London, London 2006-06

Hayward Gallery, another brutalist building.

Hayward Gallery, another brutalist building.

London

2006-07-03 16:20

London
London, United Kingdom

London, London 2006-06

The intersection above the Tottenham Court Road underground station. Go here for a quick walk to the British Museum.

The intersection above the Tottenham Court Road underground station. Go here for a quick walk to the British Museum.

London

2006-07-03 15:59

London
London, United Kingdom

London, London 2006-06

Underground station.

Underground station.

London

2006-07-01 16:22

London
London, United Kingdom

London, London 2006-06

Fans charge up for the England - Portugal game.

Fans charge up for the England - Portugal game.

London

2006-07-01 15:13

London
London, United Kingdom

London, London 2006-06

Gift from Switzerland in Leicester square. The canton where gustav lived before moving here has the shield with a horizontal blue bar on white background which is in the second column of the second row on the right hand side.

Gift from Switzerland in Leicester square. The canton where gustav lived before moving here has the shield with a horizontal blue bar on white background which is in the second column of the second row on the right hand side.

London

2006-07-01 14:12

London
London, United Kingdom

London, London 2006-06

Picture of a lone photographer in Hude Park. Annette thinks she saw a naked woman's leg in the grass.

Picture of a lone photographer in Hude Park. Annette[am] thinks she saw a naked woman's leg in the grass.

London

2006-06-29 21:30

London
London, United Kingdom

London, London 2006-06

View of the Baker Street station. The light shafts can be seen.

View of the Baker Street station. The light shafts can be seen.

London

2006-06-29 14:37

London
London, United Kingdom

London, London 2006-06

Light shaft in the Baker Street underground station. The shafts used to be open to the street, but were plugged shut as the road expanded.

Light shaft in the Baker Street underground station. The shafts used to be open to the street, but were plugged shut as the road expanded.

London

2006-06-29 14:37

London
London, United Kingdom

London, London 2006-06

Sunset behind the Millennium Tower as seen from the Copa Cagrana restaurant area.

Sunset behind the Millennium Tower as seen from the Copa Cagrana[an] restaurant area.

Donauinsel

2006-06-21 20:25

Donauinsel
Vienna, Austria

Donauinsel

View of Vienna International Center.

View of Vienna International Center.

Donauinsel

2006-06-21 19:22

Donauinsel
Vienna, Austria

Donauinsel

The island has great bicycle and rollerblade paths. While some paths use cobblestones (as can be seen on this picture and the next), most have a very smooth asphalt surface.

The island has great bicycle and rollerblade paths. While some paths use cobblestones (as can be seen on this picture and the next), most have a very smooth asphalt surface.

Donauinsel

2006-06-21 19:22

Donauinsel
Vienna, Austria

Donauinsel

Formation swimming.

Formation swimming.

Donauinsel

2006-06-21 13:34

Donauinsel
Vienna, Austria

Donauinsel

View from the - for lack of a better word - battery.

View from the - for lack of a better word - battery.

Donauinsel

2006-06-21 13:28

Donauinsel
Vienna, Austria

Donauinsel

The island has these insanely powerful sprinklers placed along it that drenches anything within a semicircular area in front of it.

The island has these insanely powerful sprinklers placed along it that drenches anything within a semicircular area in front of it.

Donauinsel

2006-06-21 13:23

Donauinsel
Vienna, Austria

Donauinsel

These two toga-clad women were handing out flyers for the new opening of the floating Caesars Palace nightclub.

These two toga-clad women were handing out flyers for the new opening of the floating Caesars Palace[ao] nightclub.

Copa Cagrana

2006-06-21 20:34

Copa Cagrana
Vienna, Austria

Copa Cagrana

Detail of the outside of the cathedral. The cathedral is currently being renovated to keep it from practically melting under the acid rain and pollutants in the air.

Detail of the outside of the cathedral. The cathedral is currently being renovated[ap] to keep it from practically melting under the acid rain and pollutants in the air.

Stephansdom

2006-06-21 15:23

Stephansdom
Vienna, Austria

Stephansdom

Outside, the Stephansplatz.

Outside, the Stephansplatz.

Stephansdom

2006-06-21 15:22

Stephansdom
Vienna, Austria

Stephansdom

The "Wiener Neustädter" altar. The base of the altar has Emperor Frederick III's A.E.I.O.U. inscription on it. Too bad he forgot to tell anyone just what the inscription meant - maybe it's one of those "you just had to be there to get it" things.

The "Wiener Neustädter" altar. The base of the altar has Emperor Frederick III's A.E.I.O.U.[aq] inscription on it. Too bad he forgot to tell anyone just what the inscription meant - maybe it's one of those "you just had to be there to get it"[ar] things.

Stephansdom

2006-06-21 15:20

Stephansdom
Vienna, Austria

Stephansdom

The High Altar. Took seven years to get it right.

The High Altar. Took seven years to get it right.

Stephansdom

2006-06-21 15:14

Stephansdom
Vienna, Austria

Stephansdom

...and the couch and table... do you have a binder? Great, thanks... and a hole punch... some tape... a couple of boxes...

...and the couch and table... do you have a binder? Great, thanks... and a hole punch... some tape... a couple of boxes...

The Visitors

2006-05-31 12:03

Kaiserstrasse 47-49/9
Vienna, Austria

Kaiserstrasse 47-49/9

We don't take up much space, just this little corner... and this part... and this... and please ignore the haunted african statue... (yes, it may put a hex on you if you don't leave it alone...)

We don't take up much space, just this little corner... and this part... and this... and please ignore the haunted african statue... (yes, it may put a hex on you if you don't leave it alone...)

The Visitors

2006-05-31 12:03

Kaiserstrasse 47-49/9
Vienna, Austria

Kaiserstrasse 47-49/9

View down toward Vienna from the memorial.

View down toward Vienna from the memorial.

Vienna from Above

2006-05-25 16:52

Leopoldsberg
Vienna, Austria

Leopoldsberg

On top of the Leopoldberg is this memorial to Austrian prisoners of war from the second world war.

On top of the Leopoldberg is this memorial to Austrian prisoners of war from the second world war.

Vienna from Above

2006-05-25 16:55

Leopoldsberg
Vienna, Austria

Leopoldsberg

Looking down at Vienna from Leopoldberg. The river is of course the Danube, with the Old and New Danube rivers on each side of the Donauinsel ("Danube Island"). The Leopoldberg was the site of the Battle of Vienna, where the Holy League routed the forces of the Ottoman Empire in 1683.

Looking down at Vienna from Leopoldberg. The river is of course the Danube, with the Old and New Danube rivers on each side of the Donauinsel ("Danube Island")[as]. The Leopoldberg was the site of the Battle of Vienna[at], where the Holy League[au] routed the forces of the Ottoman Empire[av] in 1683.

Vienna from Above

2006-05-25 16:40

Leopoldsberg
Vienna, Austria

Leopoldsberg

At Heiligenstadt train station you'll be faced with Karl Marx Hof, an aptly named brutalist style building.

At Heiligenstadt train station you'll be faced with Karl Marx Hof[aw], an aptly named brutalist style[ax] building.

Vienna from Above

2006-05-25 16:01

Leopoldsberg
Vienna, Austria

Leopoldsberg

The statue of John Harvard, commemorating his founding of the university in 1638. Actually, that sentence has three lies in it:

The statue of John Harvard, commemorating his founding of the university in 1638. Actually, that sentence has three lies in it:

  1. John Harvard didn't found the university, he just donated so much to it that it was named after him a couple of years after is was founded.

  2. The university was founded in 1636.

  3. The person depicted isn't John Harvard - nobody knows what he looked like. Somebody else sat as model.

Hahvahd Aftah Dahk

2006-05-01 14:23

Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, USA Grand Tour 2006

A picture of the Manhattan skyline as the bus leaves for Boston.

A picture of the Manhattan skyline as the bus leaves for Boston.

New York, NY

2006-04-26 19:16

New York
New York, New York

New York, USA Grand Tour 2006

Of all streets in NY, I think Wall Street is the only one where I've really felt the high-rise buildings on the sides of the street really give the area a claustrophobic feel.

Of all streets in NY, I think Wall Street is the only one where I've really felt the high-rise buildings on the sides of the street really give the area a claustrophobic feel.

New York, NY

2006-04-26 17:55

New York
New York, New York

New York, USA Grand Tour 2006

The Almighty Buck starts and stops here.

The Almighty Buck starts and stops here.

New York, NY

2006-04-26 17:48

New York
New York, New York

New York, USA Grand Tour 2006

Statue outside the US Customs building.

Statue outside the US Customs building.

New York, NY

2006-04-26 17:41

New York
New York, New York

New York, USA Grand Tour 2006

A curch near battery park.

A curch near battery park.

New York, NY

2006-04-26 17:35

New York
New York, New York

New York, USA Grand Tour 2006

The statue of liberty. The vertical smudge to the right in the image is caused by lens damage.

The statue of liberty. The vertical smudge to the right in the image is caused by lens damage.

New York, NY

2006-04-26 16:08

New York
New York, New York

New York, USA Grand Tour 2006

Battery Park. The slabs list dead US sailors.

Battery Park. The slabs list dead US sailors.

New York, NY

2006-04-26 16:08

New York
New York, New York

New York, USA Grand Tour 2006

Inside the Winter Garden at World Financial Center, the complex right next to WTC.

Inside the Winter Garden at World Financial Center, the complex right next to WTC.

New York, NY

2006-04-26 15:31

New York
New York, New York

New York, USA Grand Tour 2006

A view of the rebuilding effort.

A view of the rebuilding effort.

New York, NY

2006-04-26 15:24

New York
New York, New York

New York, USA Grand Tour 2006

Flowers at Ground Zero.

Flowers at Ground Zero.

New York, NY

2006-04-26 15:24

New York
New York, New York

New York, USA Grand Tour 2006

The World Trade Center Cross, a cross-shaped remnant of the exterior wall of WTC.

The World Trade Center Cross[ay], a cross-shaped remnant of the exterior wall of WTC.

New York, NY

2006-04-26 15:22

New York
New York, New York

New York, USA Grand Tour 2006

Ground Zero - this is where the World Trade Center used to be.

Ground Zero - this is where the World Trade Center used to be.

New York, NY

2006-04-26 15:21

New York
New York, New York

New York, USA Grand Tour 2006

View of The Lake in Central Park.

View of The Lake in Central Park.

New York, NY

2006-04-26 14:37

New York
New York, New York

New York, USA Grand Tour 2006

The Turtle Pond in Central Park.

The Turtle Pond in Central Park.

New York, NY

2006-04-26 14:27

New York
New York, New York

New York, USA Grand Tour 2006

Statue of Alice in Wonderland in Central Park.

Statue of Alice in Wonderland in Central Park.

New York, NY

2006-04-26 14:17

New York
New York, New York

New York, USA Grand Tour 2006

This is a public service announcement. When you buy tickets at Empire State Building, you will be offered to go to the 102nd floor observatory for another $14. This is what you will get. A submarine-like room with dirty windows. As the life operator said: "It's stopid. Nuthin' disastrous, juss' stopid." Stay on the 88th floor and save your money.

This is a public service announcement. When you buy tickets at Empire State Building, you will be offered to go to the 102nd floor observatory for another $14. This is what you will get. A submarine-like room with dirty windows. As the life operator said: "It's stopid. Nuthin' disastrous, juss' stopid." Stay on the 88th floor and save your money.

New York, NY

2006-04-26 13:22

New York
New York, New York

New York, USA Grand Tour 2006

The view south from the observatory.

The view south from the observatory.

New York, NY

2006-04-26 13:12

New York
New York, New York

New York, USA Grand Tour 2006

"Proof of life" from the 88th floor observatory of Empire State.

"Proof of life" from the 88th floor observatory of Empire State.

New York, NY

2006-04-26 13:09

New York
New York, New York

New York, USA Grand Tour 2006

Empire State building, as seen from the street.

Empire State building, as seen from the street.

New York, NY

2006-04-26 12:29

New York
New York, New York

New York, USA Grand Tour 2006

The bus will drop you off in Chinatown.

The bus will drop you off in Chinatown.

New York, NY

2006-04-26 11:40

New York
New York, New York

New York, USA Grand Tour 2006

View of the Italian quarter from a safe distance.

View of the Italian quarter from a safe distance.

Boston, MA

2006-04-25 14:44

Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, USA Grand Tour 2006

Veteran's Memorial near Bunker Hill.

Veteran's Memorial near Bunker Hill.

Boston, MA

2006-04-25 14:20

Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, USA Grand Tour 2006

Trees in bloom near a veteran's memorial.

Trees in bloom near a veteran's memorial.

Boston, MA

2006-04-25 14:20

Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, USA Grand Tour 2006

A street on Bunker Hill.

A street on Bunker Hill.

Boston, MA

2006-04-25 14:13

Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, USA Grand Tour 2006

Old railway car near USS Consitution.

Old railway car near USS Consitution.

Boston, MA

2006-04-25 13:25

Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, USA Grand Tour 2006

A small park near Paul Revere's house.

A small park near Paul Revere's house.

Boston, MA

2006-04-25 12:59

Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, USA Grand Tour 2006

Street in the Italian quarter.

Street in the Italian quarter.

Boston, MA

2006-04-25 12:47

Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, USA Grand Tour 2006

Entering the Italian part of town.

Entering the Italian part of town.

Boston, MA

2006-04-25 12:47

Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, USA Grand Tour 2006

The Red Sox is not as much a baseball team as a state religion.

The Red Sox is not as much a baseball team as a state religion.

Boston, MA

2006-04-25 12:29

Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, USA Grand Tour 2006

Benjamin Franklin. This is the first statue in the US that showed the person depicted in typical clothes. Other statues, such as the one of Quincy Adams just ten meters away, used the old heroic / roman style of clothing.

Benjamin Franklin. This is the first statue in the US that showed the person depicted in typical clothes. Other statues, such as the one of Quincy Adams just ten meters away, used the old heroic / roman style of clothing.

Boston, MA

2006-04-25 12:21

Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, USA Grand Tour 2006

A hopscotch outside the old city hall. The building also served as the first public school.

A hopscotch outside the old city hall. The building also served as the first public school.

Boston, MA

2006-04-25 12:19

Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, USA Grand Tour 2006

The subway, known as "The T" (short for Trolley, I assume).

The subway, known as "The T[ba]" (short for Trolley, I assume).

Boston, MA

2006-04-25 11:44

Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, USA Grand Tour 2006

The place I'm staying at, 199 Park Drive.

The place I'm staying at, 199 Park Drive.

Boston, MA

2006-04-25 11:26

Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, USA Grand Tour 2006

Linville Falls. The water is usually clear, but rainfall had brought with it soil, making the waters muddy. In addition, the stream was also about three times the size it would have been on a dry day.

Linville Falls. The water is usually clear, but rainfall had brought with it soil, making the waters muddy. In addition, the stream was also about three times the size it would have been on a dry day.

Linville Gorge

2006-04-23 15:30

Hawksbill
Linville Gorge, North Carolina

Hawksbill, USA Grand Tour 2006

Some orchids on top of the Hawkbill peak.

Some orchids on top of the Hawkbill peak.

Linville Gorge

2006-04-23 12:50

Hawksbill
Linville Gorge, North Carolina

Hawksbill, USA Grand Tour 2006

A picture of my hosts in Charlotte, Mimi and Bernard Clarke.

A picture of my hosts in Charlotte, Mimi and Bernard Clarke.

Linville Gorge

2006-04-23 12:36

Hawksbill
Linville Gorge, North Carolina

Hawksbill, USA Grand Tour 2006

Me, standing on the rock outcrop.

Me, standing on the rock outcrop.

Linville Gorge

2006-04-23 12:35

Hawksbill
Linville Gorge, North Carolina

Hawksbill, USA Grand Tour 2006

View down the gorge from Hawkbill.

View down the gorge from Hawkbill.

Linville Gorge

2006-04-23 12:26

Hawksbill
Linville Gorge, North Carolina

Hawksbill, USA Grand Tour 2006

The "Hawkbill" trail, leading up to the peak of the same name. The rock outcrop at the top gives the peak the silhouette of a hawk's bill.

The "Hawkbill" trail, leading up to the peak of the same name. The rock outcrop at the top gives the peak the silhouette of a hawk's bill.

Linville Gorge

2006-04-23 11:57

Hawksbill
Linville Gorge, North Carolina

Hawksbill, USA Grand Tour 2006

The view from Bernard and Mimi's summer home in the mountains.

The view from Bernard and Mimi's summer home in the mountains.

Linville Gorge

2006-04-23 11:26

Hawksbill
Linville Gorge, North Carolina

Hawksbill, USA Grand Tour 2006

South Carolina sunset, somewhere along the I-77.

South Carolina sunset, somewhere along the I-77.

Charleston, SC

2006-04-22 19:58

Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, USA Grand Tour 2006

Memorial to Cold War submarine crews at Patriot Point, across the river from Charleston.

Memorial to Cold War submarine crews at Patriot Point, across the river from Charleston.

Charleston, SC

2006-04-22 16:24

Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, USA Grand Tour 2006

The "Blind Tiger Pub". During the era when liquour could only be sold in amounts dictated by state law, an entrepenurial spirit set up a chain of "Blind Tiger" pubs. The pub would sell tickets to a fight between two such animals. When the spectators showed up they would be treated to a "complimentary" (and therefore not "sold") drink. Later, the pub owner would announce that unfortunately there would be no fight, but that tickets for the next day's fight could be bought.

The "Blind Tiger Pub". During the era when liquour could only be sold in amounts dictated by state law, an entrepenurial spirit set up a chain of "Blind Tiger" pubs. The pub would sell tickets to a fight between two such animals. When the spectators showed up they would be treated to a "complimentary" (and therefore not "sold") drink. Later, the pub owner would announce that unfortunately there would be no fight, but that tickets for the next day's fight could be bought.

Charleston, SC

2006-04-22 15:56

Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, USA Grand Tour 2006

P.C.F. Beauregard General Commander Confederate Forces Charleston, South Carolina Held this city and harbour inviolate against combined attacks by land and water 1863 - 1864 - 1865

P.C.F. Beauregard
General
Commander Confederate Forces
Charleston, South Carolina
Held this city and harbour
inviolate
against combined attacks
by land and water
1863 - 1864 - 1865

Charleston, SC

2006-04-22 12:46

Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, USA Grand Tour 2006

The "four corners of law" intersection. On the corners are the courthouse (state law), City Hall (munipical law), the Federal Building and U.S. Post Office (federal law), and Saint Michael's Episcopal Church (canon law).

The "four corners of law" intersection. On the corners are the courthouse (state law), City Hall (munipical law), the Federal Building and U.S. Post Office (federal law), and Saint Michael's Episcopal Church (canon law).

Charleston, SC

2006-04-22 12:43

Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, USA Grand Tour 2006

More East Battery street houses.

More East Battery street houses.

Charleston, SC

2006-04-22 11:23

Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, USA Grand Tour 2006

Row of houses along East Battery street.

Row of houses along East Battery street.

Charleston, SC

2006-04-22 11:20

Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, USA Grand Tour 2006

Memorial at White Point. A coastal battery used to be placed here.

Memorial at White Point. A coastal battery used to be placed here.

Charleston, SC

2006-04-22 11:17

Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, USA Grand Tour 2006

Second South Carolina Regiment Army of the Revolution Organized June 17, 1775

Second South Carolina Regiment
Army of the Revolution
Organized June 17, 1775

To the defenders of Fort Moultrie
June the 28th, 1776

Charleston, SC

2006-04-22 11:16

Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, USA Grand Tour 2006

Row of houses near White Point, the southernmost point of the peninsula where Charlestown is situated.

Row of houses near White Point, the southernmost point of the peninsula where Charlestown is situated.

Charleston, SC

2006-04-22 11:04

Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, USA Grand Tour 2006

No siree. Didn't think of it at all.

No siree. Didn't think of it at all.

Charleston, SC

2006-04-22 10:56

Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, USA Grand Tour 2006

The houses usually have very beautiful (and very publically inaccessible) gardens. The garden here came witha sign that said "please enjoy the garden from the street".

The houses usually have very beautiful (and very publically inaccessible) gardens. The garden here came witha sign that said "please enjoy the garden from the street".

Charleston, SC

2006-04-22 10:56

Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, USA Grand Tour 2006