California 2006
 

California 2006

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

Santa Monica

Beachfront property.

Beachfront property.

Santa Monica, CA

2006-10-03 14:05

Santa Monica
Santa Monica, California

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

Santa Monica

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

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

Santa Barbara

Solvang, CA

2006-10-02 15:28

Solvang
Solvang, California

Solvang

Solvang, CA

2006-10-02 15:32

Solvang
Solvang, California

Solvang

Solvang, CA

2006-10-02 15:52

Solvang
Solvang, California

Solvang

Solvang, CA

2006-10-02 15:54

Solvang
Solvang, California

Solvang

Solvang, CA

2006-10-02 16:04

Solvang
Solvang, California

Solvang

Solvang, CA

2006-10-02 15:30

Solvang
Solvang, California

Solvang

Solvang, CA

2006-10-02 15:33

Solvang
Solvang, California

Solvang

Solvang, CA

2006-10-02 15:35

Solvang
Solvang, California

Solvang

Solvang, CA

2006-10-02 15:47

Solvang
Solvang, California

Solvang

Solvang, CA

2006-10-02 15:47

Solvang
Solvang, California

Solvang

Solvang, CA

2006-10-02 15:49

Solvang
Solvang, California

Solvang

Solvang, CA

2006-10-02 15:57

Solvang
Solvang, California

Solvang

Solvang, CA

2006-10-02 16:01

Solvang
Solvang, California

Solvang

Solvang, CA

2006-10-02 16:03

Solvang
Solvang, California

Solvang

Solvang, CA

2006-10-02 16:04

Solvang
Solvang, California

Solvang

Solvang, CA

2006-10-02 16:08

Solvang
Solvang, California

Solvang

Solvang, CA

2006-10-02 16:09

Solvang
Solvang, California

Solvang

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

Madonna Inn

The Madonna Inn restaurant.

The Madonna Inn restaurant.

Madonna Inn

2006-10-02 13:42

Madonna Inn
San Luis Obispo, California

Madonna Inn

Front of the gallery.

Front of the gallery.

Coast Gallery

2006-10-02 10:59

Coast Gallery
Pacific Coast Highway, California

Coast Gallery

Back of the gallery.

Back of the gallery.

Coast Gallery

2006-10-02 10:45

Coast Gallery
Pacific Coast Highway, California

Coast Gallery

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

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

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

Pacific Coast Highway

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

Pacific Coast Highway

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[a].

17 Mile Drive

2006-10-01 15:06

17 Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, California

17 Mile Drive

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

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

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

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

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

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

Santa Cruz

The Boardwalk.

The Boardwalk.

Santa Cruz, CA

2006-10-01 11:45

Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California

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

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

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

Santa Cruz

The boardwalk.

The boardwalk.

Santa Cruz, CA

2006-10-01 12:18

Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz

More boardwalk.

More boardwalk.

Santa Cruz, CA

2006-10-01 12:33

Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz

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

Santa Cruz

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[b] due to the frequent land slides.

Pacific Coast Highway, South

2006-10-01 10:25

Point Sur
Pacific Coast Highway, California

Point Sur

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[c] and did the 17 mile drive[d] 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

Point Sur

Sunset north of Point Sur.

Sunset north of Point Sur.

Pacific Coast Highway, South

2006-10-01 18:50

Point Sur
Pacific Coast Highway, California

Point Sur

Looking out at the pacific.

Looking out at the pacific.

Pacific Coast Highway, South

2006-10-01 18:56

Point Sur
Pacific Coast Highway, California

Point Sur

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

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

Chinatown

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

Chinatown

Exterior shot.

Exterior shot.

Imperial Tea Court

2006-09-30 17:45

Chinatown
San Francisco, California

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[e].) Apparently she didn't like retirement and campaigned to get back. How did she do? She won.[f]

Chinatown

2006-09-30 17:01

Chinatown
San Francisco, California

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

Chinatown

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[g]"[h] originated), driving over the rollercoaster-shaped Richmond-San Rafael Bridge[i]. From there I went south to Point Spencer.

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 10:58

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

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[j], 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

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

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

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

San Francisco

Typical SF architecture.

Typical SF architecture.

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 12:41

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

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

San Francisco

Rough place, this.

Rough place, this.

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 12:49

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

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

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[k].

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 12:57

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

San Francisco

View of a SF alley.

View of a SF alley.

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 12:59

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

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

San Francisco

Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf.

Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf.

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 15:58

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

San Francisco

Basketball courts.

Basketball courts.

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 16:15

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

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

San Francisco

The Coit Tower on top of Telegraph Hill.

The Coit Tower[l] on top of Telegraph Hill.

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 16:21

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

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

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

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

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

San Francisco

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[m], 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[n].

San Francisco, CA

2006-09-30 21:32

San Francisco
San Francisco, California

San Francisco

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tunnel View

This is how big they are.

This is how big they are.

Yosemite

2006-09-29 14:31

Tunnel View
Yosemite National Park, California

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

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

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

Tunnel View

Closeup of the fall.

Closeup of the fall.

Yosemite

2006-09-29 15:47

Tunnel View
Yosemite National Park, California

Tunnel View

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

Tunnel View

Mural in Downtown Laguna Beach.

Mural in Downtown Laguna Beach.

Laguna Beach Party

2006-09-28 17:19

Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, California

Laguna Beach

Psychedelic frog.

Psychedelic frog.

Laguna Beach Party

2006-09-28 17:27

Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, California

Laguna Beach

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

Laguna Beach

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

Irvine Spectrum

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

Irvine Spectrum

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

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

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

Dana Point

The marina.

The marina.

Dana Point, CA

2006-09-27 16:08

Dana Point
Dana Point, California

Dana Point

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

Dana Point

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

Wilson Creek Wineyards

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

Wilson Creek Wineyards

The destination - Wilson Creek Winery.

The destination - Wilson Creek Winery.

Temecula Valley

2006-09-27 10:26

Wilson Creek Wineyards
Temecula Valley, California

Wilson Creek Wineyards

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

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

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

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

Schwechat Airport (VIE)

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[p].

Outbound Flight

2006-09-26 09:37

Schwechat Airport (VIE)
Vienna, Austria

Schwechat Airport (VIE)