2009 Image Archive

Plastic mannequin, included as an illustration of the native beauty ideals. Complete with so-called "Boca boobs".

Plastic mannequin, included as an illustration of the native beauty ideals. Complete with so-called "Boca boobs".

Miami Beach

2009-12-28 11:24

Miami Beach
Miami, Florida

Florida 2009, Miami Beach

The "Space Mirror" memorial to fallen astronauts. It was dedicated in 1991 and updated as needed since. So far there are 24 names on it. The monument is built from stone slabs sitting on a metal frame, with the plates containing names being thinner and having the letters cut out and covered with a semi-transparent material. The whole structure is lit from behind, projecting the names into the sky.

The "Space Mirror"[a] memorial to fallen astronauts. It was dedicated in 1991 and updated as needed since. So far there are 24 names on it. The monument is built from stone slabs sitting on a metal frame, with the plates containing names being thinner and having the letters cut out and covered with a semi-transparent material. The whole structure is lit from behind, projecting the names into the sky.

Kennedy Space Center

2009-12-26 18:25

Kennedy Space Center
Cape Canaveral, Florida

Florida 2009, Kennedy Space Center

The top of the first stage is seen to the left and the five nozzles of the second stage to the right. The interstage covering has been removed, and also not shown are the solid-fueled ullage motors that accelerate the stage to ensure that the propellant is pushed "down" towards the engines prior to liquid-fueled engine ignition.

The top of the first stage is seen to the left and the five nozzles of the second stage to the right. The interstage covering has been removed, and also not shown are the solid-fueled ullage motors[b] that accelerate the stage to ensure that the propellant is pushed "down" towards the engines prior to liquid-fueled engine ignition.

Kennedy Space Center

2009-12-26 16:59

Kennedy Space Center
Cape Canaveral, Florida

Florida 2009, Kennedy Space Center

Saturn V second stage nozzles. Five Rocketdyne J-2 liquid hydrogen / oxygen engines each delivering about 1 MN. This can be compared to the five kerosene / liquid oxygen burning F-1 engines of the first stage, which each deliver 6.77 MN.

Saturn V second stage nozzles. Five Rocketdyne J-2[c] liquid hydrogen / oxygen engines each delivering about 1 MN. This can be compared to the five kerosene / liquid oxygen burning F-1[d] engines of the first stage, which each deliver 6.77 MN.

Kennedy Space Center

2009-12-26 16:49

Kennedy Space Center
Cape Canaveral, Florida

Florida 2009, Kennedy Space Center

The "Firing Room Theater". This is not a replica of the Apollo control center - these are the original chairs, consoles and tables from the control center where people sat and launched Apollo 8 to the moon. The videos show the liftoff, complete with a distant rocket rumble and light.

The "Firing Room Theater". This is not a replica of the Apollo control center - these are the original chairs, consoles and tables from the control center where people sat and launched Apollo 8[e] to the moon. The videos show the liftoff, complete with a distant rocket rumble and light.

Kennedy Space Center

2009-12-26 16:37

Kennedy Space Center
Cape Canaveral, Florida

Florida 2009, Kennedy Space Center

This is what seven hours in line will get you!

This is what seven hours in line will get you!

Cancelled Flight

2009-12-22 12:12

Arlanda
Stockholm, Sweden

Arlanda, Florida 2009

My little Christmas star, with the Haymarket houses in the background.

My little Christmas star, with the Haymarket houses in the background.

Christmas Lights

2009-12-16 00:28

Kista Centrum
Stockholm, Sweden
Vattugatan 15
Stockholm, Sweden
The Coffee Place
Stockholm, Sweden

Kista Centrum, The Coffee Place, Vattugatan 15

Poffertjes being prepared. Photo taken at the Dutch stand at the Sergels Torg Christmas market.

Poffertjes[f] being prepared. Photo taken at the Dutch stand at the Sergels Torg Christmas market.

Sergels Torg Christmas Market 2009

2009-12-18 15:01

Sergels Torg
Stockholm, Sweden

Sergels Torg

A shop near Mynttorget.

A shop near Mynttorget.

Stockholm Old Town at Night

2009-12-18 01:31

Old Town
Stockholm, Sweden

Old Town

Strömmen, seen from Helgeandsholmen, site of the parliament building.

Strömmen, seen from Helgeandsholmen, site of the parliament building.

Stockholm Old Town at Night

2009-12-18 01:03

Old Town
Stockholm, Sweden

Old Town

Mälartorget.

Mälartorget.

First Real Snow

2009-12-15 15:13

Old Town
Stockholm, Sweden

Old Town

Mälartorget.

Mälartorget.

First Real Snow

2009-12-15 15:12

Old Town
Stockholm, Sweden

Old Town

Riddarholmen Church.

Riddarholmen Church.

First Real Snow

2009-12-15 15:04

Old Town
Stockholm, Sweden

Old Town

Roasted Almonds, Gotland style.

Roasted Almonds, Gotland style.

First Real Snow

2009-12-15 15:02

Old Town
Stockholm, Sweden

Old Town

Mast stashed, we went for a walk.

On the Beach

2009-11-08 13:20

Marlene Berta, David Berta

Torö
Nynäshamn, Sweden

Torö

The photo was taken with my Sony Ericsson K770i, and I briefly thought about running back home and grabbing my Nikon D40. I didn't and I kind of regret that. On one hand, I don't know how much better the photo would have been - this is a shot that by its nature doesn't have that much detail, but perhaps reducing the noise would have made it slightly better. On the other hand I don't know if I would have been able to capture the same experience. The cell phone camera produces photos that are quite different from the ones you get with a DSLR, and it is far from certain that the DSLR shot would have been better in any subjective meaning. Either way, I can always print it on canvas, it being quite a forgiving material.

The photo was taken with my Sony Ericsson K770i, and I briefly thought about running back home and grabbing my Nikon D40. I didn't and I kind of regret that. On one hand, I don't know how much better the photo would have been - this is a shot that by its nature doesn't have that much detail, but perhaps reducing the noise would have made it slightly better. On the other hand I don't know if I would have been able to capture the same experience. The cell phone camera produces photos that are quite different from the ones you get with a DSLR, and it is far from certain that the DSLR shot would have been better in any subjective meaning. Either way, I can always print it on canvas, it being quite a forgiving material.

Foggy Stockholm

2009-11-29 14:50

Riksbron
Stockholm, Sweden

Riksbron

This is a planned real estate development near Lake Mead. People put money in - sight unseen - thinking that "near Lake Mead" meant they'd have a view of Lake Mead. Or be near it.

This is a planned real estate development near Lake Mead. People put money in - sight unseen - thinking that "near Lake Mead" meant they'd have a view of Lake Mead. Or be near it.

As it were, the answer turned out to be "neither".

A bit north of this (now failed and stalled) development is a place called Meadview - from which you also can't see the lake. But the name sure looks nice.

The lake itself is the sandy dried-out patch near the horizon - if it is at all possible to have a view of a lake that has no water is a question left for the philosophers.

Grand Canyon West

2009-06-07 10:36

Grand Canyon West
Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon West

Museumsquartier Station.

Museumsquartier Station.

Vienna U-Bahn

2009-08-29 22:21

U-Bahn
Vienna, Austria

U-Bahn, Vienna 2009

The pipe is made from a piece of knotted wood that had been preserved and fossilized in a bog.

The pipe is made from a piece of knotted wood that had been preserved and fossilized in a bog.

The Sculptor

2009-08-19 16:24

Galerija Popijac
Risvica, Croatia

Croatia 2009, Galerija Popijac

The pyramid, seen from the inside. The walls contain the hotel suites, and the edges of the pyramid house the elevators. The casino and everything else is in the hollow space inside the pyramid.

The pyramid, seen from the inside. The walls contain the hotel suites, and the edges of the pyramid house the elevators. The casino and everything else is in the hollow space inside the pyramid.

Luxor

2009-06-07 18:17

Luxor
Las Vegas, Nevada

Luxor, USA 2009

You see, the structure is inhabited by a killer robot and we don't dare touch it for fear of retribution.

You see, the structure is inhabited by a killer robot and we don't dare touch it for fear of retribution.

Thankfully the concrete is starting to crumble, meaning that we need not provoke the robot by actively destroying its home.

Slussen, Stockholm

2009-03-31 16:51

Slussen
Stockholm, Sweden

Slussen

This is taken from the Central Bath Park, one of Stockholm's smallest parks. The Central Bath's main entrance can be seen glowing in neon just left of center in the photo. The park is accessible from Drottninggatan (the main pedestrian street).

This is taken from the Central Bath Park, one of Stockholm's smallest parks. The Central Bath's main entrance can be seen glowing in neon just left of center in the photo. The park is accessible from Drottninggatan (the main pedestrian street).

Centralbadsparken, Stockholm

2009-03-15 21:01

Centralbadsparken
Stockholm, Sweden

Centralbadsparken

This is a relatively new development, thus the industrial look with no greenery, no nothing. These houses used to be connected with a long corridor called "gula gången" ("the yellow corridor"), running about where I stood taking this photo. I don't know about later years, but way back in '86 or so the corridor was one of the "bad places" you just stayed away from. I'm not surprised tearing it down was one of the top items on the list of things to do in order to improve Husby.

This is a relatively new development, thus the industrial look with no greenery, no nothing. These houses used to be connected with a long corridor called "gula gången" ("the yellow corridor"), running about where I stood taking this photo. I don't know about later years, but way back in '86 or so the corridor was one of the "bad places" you just stayed away from. I'm not surprised tearing it down was one of the top items on the list of things to do in order to improve Husby.

Husby

2009-01-05 14:54

Husby
Stockholm, Sweden
Husby Gård
Stockholm, Sweden

Husby, Husby Gård

[a]

http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/astronaut-memorial.aspx

[b]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ullage_motor

[c]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J-2_(rocket_engine)

[d]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-1_(rocket_engine)

[e]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_8

[f]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poffertjes