January 11, 2007
For anyone travelling through...
August 08, 2006
Just trying out Wikimapia's ability to embed maps in your blog. A map of the Windsor Farm Shop near us should appear below, although it probably won't if you're reading this through an RSS feed since it uses an iframe tag which most e-mail clients won't support...
See this how to.
November 05, 2005
I'm having a sort of "fantasy morning" in downtown Seattle.
It's quite rare, when Shannon and I visit, that we actually have time at the weekend. Often we're here Sunday night to Friday night, and making the time to battle our way through traffic on a weekday to spend time in the city is usually not appealing.
I'm here on my own, though, for a short trip and, unusually, I'm going home on a Saturday. I'm killing time before 4:30pm, when I need to be at the airport by visiting some of my favorite haunts, for this area anyway. Breakfast at Etta's, where Shannon and I had our first date, and I had breakfast on the morning of my wedding with family from the UK. Now I'm taking advantage of free wireless at the Seattle Public Library, sitting comfortably on purple and gray foam chairs, high up in the Reading Room. Over in the corner where the guy in yellow is in this photo (taken last year):
This place is so stunning and inspiring. Over a year after its opening the huge open spaces are still respectfully quiet, and the changes in texture and shapes make each area feel private and small. I'm not sure how I follow this up, with 4 more hours still to kill.
October 28, 2005
Catching up with posting some shots to the site from the last year. Again, some of these are up on Flickr, but I've felt a bit insecure not having a back up, or at least being able to present them as a nice album.
October 26, 2005
I've finally found a cool replacement album template to show these shots of Kefalonia. It's in Flash, unfortunately, so I can't link to individual shots, but that's the price you pay for cool simplicity.
Anyway, this was a week long vacation on the island that's supposedly the home of Odysseus. It's spelt many ways (for example, also known as Cephalonia). I seem to have spelt it wrong anyway in a few places.
January 17, 2005
Shannon and I went on a great hike yesterday, along the South Coast of Dorset, near Corfe Castle. Weather was kind, but the route was muddy. Fortunately we'd learnt from the last trip to be a little more prepared. It snowed and our feet got very wet and cold that time. This time we had good boots, and even gaiters, which I can highly recommend.
After the walk we stopped at a pub and sat outside for a pint (naturally). This cockerel was strutting around with his lady friends looking very proud and threatening. Respect.
January 04, 2005
December 28, 2004
Think big. Here's a shot of one of the numerous rides at the middle of this thing. I'm stuck here for the day thanks to Northwest airlines.
December 07, 2004
See: Full Size. On Saturday I was in Paris for the Race of Champions, a motor race to see who's "best of the best" out of the world of motor racing (including Formula One and Rallying). They'd converted the national football stadium into a tight little racing circuit over a matter of a few days. Contrary to expectations, Michael Schumacher didn't end up winning.
October 10, 2004
October 09, 2004
October 04, 2004
The last one. I promise. Especially as I've not been there for over 24 hours. Hotel at sunset. There. I'm done. With Greece. Not with posting annoying little photos from my cameraphone.
October 01, 2004
September 29, 2004
This hotel is pretty stunning for the price! I've already managed to steal the network cable from the web tv system, so should be no problem getting some work done. Looking forward to a swim later on though...
September 25, 2004
May 12, 2004
April 18, 2004
April 14, 2003
While we were there we also stopped at Fry's Electronics (Richard's first time). Oh, and the Gordon House, by Frank Lloyd Wright, in the Oregon Garden Center.