Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Surface Up!

This is looking down. Pictures are very interesting when they are looking down.
And they are really interesting when you look straight down!
(That's Escher looking, isn't it?)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

28 December 1966 (67?)

Happy Anniversary, Mieko

Saturday, December 26, 2009

December Days in Afghanistan

Flying through these mountains is a bit dicey. But, hey, you're a twenty year old and invicible, right?

Or, you can just sit in the door, with your legs hanging out, and view the villages below.


Thursday, December 24, 2009


That's George Frederik above. Now, turn your volume controls to high:

Beautiful, no? Now, here's another version for the hearing impaired:

Merry Christmas!

We Three Kings

I was trying to figure out if this sketch was obscene or sacrilegious. I figured it was neither.

I have been wrong before.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Veni, veni Emmanuel

I really like this rendition:

Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tsukiji (Fish) District, Tokyo

Here's the fish market in downtown Tokyo. Close by the Bay where all the fish are landed. It's a pretty exciting place starting at about 0400. Lots of work to do.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Is Coming

Time to get ready. :-)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Grandchildren Are Useful!

So, R and B brought their daughters over for an Xmas Tree Splattering. They were pretty good at it.
I think the results speak for themselves.
Merry Christmas 2009!
Peace to All.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Snow on the East Coast & over The UK

Meanwhile, I guess we'll just struggle along. Somehow. (We'll make it. Not to worry.)(:-))

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Kitty Hawk NC

That's an actual photograph, probably not the first powered flight however. I can understand traveling to a sand dune to try this thing out, but, why December?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Spare The Air

There is apparently no "Spare the Air" in Brittany, France.
(Photo by Nina Camic)

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Across the Wide Missouri

My Brother John loved the Missouri River. His ashes lie therein today. I was reminded of his love for Missouri.

The wide Missouri:

(And no, I do not know what the Shenandoah has to do with the Missouri. Enlighten me.)

Stairs I Like

I dunno. I just like stairs. And, I know that they're not for the wheelchair bound. But, a ramp is just a ramp, whereas a stair is a STAIR!
It's an architectural thing.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Birds, birds, birds

These birds, in Nebraska
Led to these birds, in San Francisco

But, these birds oftime, lead to landings on the Hudson

What else can I say?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ferry Building, San Francisco

In spite of the lethargy evidenced above, this is a very exciting building renewal. Behold!:

'Nuff said.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cans, cans, cans.

It's rather interesting to see imaginative uses of the lowly spray-paint can.  And, rather disquieting also.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Just a nice recent image of our favorite urban city:

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Just Asking. . .

What is wrong with this image?

(there might be a prize)(?)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bay Bridge Broke...

Credits to AP Photo/Sanchez
May we never see pictures of anything like this emptiness again in our lifetimes.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Infill Housing, Tokyo style

Housing is difficult in Japan, certainly in Tokyo. But imagination runs wild. Here is an infill project, multi-use with a shop at road level, and a nice spiral staircase for the entry. The multiple wires are typical. They are what hold Japan together during earthquakes.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Because We Are Always Fair. . .

Okay, that's the immediate family. I'm out.
New theme, perhaps, this week.

Another Celebrity Spotted. . .

I think that this galleria is in Milan, or Venice, or...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mixed Reactions, I Presume

Twitter's Biz Stone with some dude he met in an airport lounge somewhere.

Monday, October 12, 2009

I am not happy

21 years old, I would guess.

We send these guys and gals into a foreign country, and then we have meetings to discuss what we are doing? (forgive me) WTF?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Maria Maria

Maria Maria is a Tex-Mex restaurant created by the group that started McCovey's, Bing Crosby's, and Joe DiMaggio's. We dined at their Walnut Creek place, but they're also in Austin TX, Mill Valley CA, and Tempe AZ.
Nice design, very thoughtfully done. A bit noisy. Good service. A professional operation.
Food is good, really good, and lots of it. We ordered too much: Seafood guacamole, duck tacos, chicken flautas, and taco soup. Interesting, widely-varied tastes; spicy. No salt, pepper, or hot sauce of the table; they're not needed.
Moderate prices, average wine list, nearby municipal parking.
If you have a chance, go!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Another acquaintance makes a magazine cover!

Does that make me famous by association?  (Just asking...)

Friday, October 09, 2009

If that's a betel nut, then. . .

what is this thing that so offends the powers in Hanoi, Viet Nam?

Suggestions will be appreciated. Use the "comments" section. Thanks in advance.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Sunday, October 04, 2009

This Week Is Fleet Week

and it's going to be a bit noisy in San Francisco.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Someone famous lives in this house

And it's not me.

(Maybe I'll go hide under a rock.)