Sunday, October 19, 2008


Doing the dishes:

Catching today's special:

Detail from copper engravings at Shen's House:


Bridge of Nine Turnings near Yu Yuan (Yu Garden) and Shanghai Lao Jie (Shanghai Old Street) in Nanshi District, with the Shanghai World Financial Center in the background:

For Happy Feet:

Not wasting anything:

Yu Yuan (Yu Garden):

BBQ to go on the Bund:

Friday, October 10, 2008

Blue Angels return to San Francisco for Fleet Week

Nothing like jets screaming overhead for little distraction from the markets. Here are a few shots from Friday's practice flight:

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Maltese Falcon super-yacht on San Francisco Bay

One of the largest sailing vessels in the world, heading out on a fairly calm day:

Note the people on the other boats for scale:
The Maltese Falcon is owned by Tom Perkins of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers fame. Details on the yacht at Maltese Falcon yacht (Wikipedia) According to the San Francisco Chronicle: "Perkins apparently offered the Maltese Falcon for sale earlier this year for $169 million or so, but he since took it off the market." Maybe he's just waiting for the "credit crisis" to clear up ...

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008

National Aquarium in Baltimore

A few shots from the National Aquarium. More to follow.
Dolphin performing during the Dolphin Show:

Ornate Horned Toad:

Giant Leaf Frog:

Emerald Tree Boa:

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sunday, June 08, 2008

5 Cent Coffee

5 Cent Coffee performing at the Haight-Ashbury Street Fair on June 8, 2008:  

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Nighttime in Prague

View southeast from Mánesův Most towards Charles Bridge.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Naptime on Mission Creek

A seagul getting settled in at sunset on one of the pilings in Mission
Creek (San Francisco) near the 4th Street Bridge.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


A Black-Crowned Night Heron patiently waiting for something tasty for dinner, along the shore of Mission Creek (at Huffaker Park, San Francisco):

King of All I Survey

A male Anna's Hummingbird keeping a sharp lookout from his lofty perch in Mission Creek Park:

Monday, February 04, 2008

Another Hummingbird photo

I think this is a female Anna's Hummingbird, but I'm not certain:

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


A few assorted photos from Taipei last week:
Taipei 101, 89th floor. The world's tallest (operational) building, at least in most categories:

Taipei 101 "Damper Baby":

Honor Guard at Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall:

Exterior view of Taipei 101:

A fire escape I hope I never need to use:

Dumpling production at Din Tai Fun:

Friendly parking guardians:

Hell Valley/Beitou Hot Springs:

The jungle reclaiming it's territory:

Sad, lonely little playground: