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Friday, September 26, 2008

Old School

Last month in early August, I visited my old school - the University of Washington in Seattle while my wife went shopping in the nearby shopping "village". It was great fun to stroll down memory lane and see all the changes and the classic old building that remain the same.

They are remodeling my old hall of economics.

Now - Why didn't they have that sign there
when I was going to school!?!

Classic old Denny Hall built in 1895 is the oldest university
building in Washington State.

Brand new William H. Gates Hall. named for not Bill Gates Jr. -
founder of Microsoft, but for his father class of 1950.

I expected a School of Computer Science...

Ah, the incoming freshmen take a tour of their new school.

A wedding party tours the campus to take some photos.

East of the University is a beautiful neighborhood with great
views and parks. These red scaly barked trees are native "Madronas".

A fancy house.. I imagine it belongs to a professor or someone.
Probably at least a million bucks right now.

Down the hill is a view of the "Sea Fair" on Lake Washington.
This neighborhood is pretty far from the action, but the Blue
Angel navy jets flying overhead were pretty cool.

- eot -

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Some Nice Photos

While I was back in the states, my brother built a table for a "real" photographer in exchange for some professional shots of their work at the Grey's cabinet shop in Stanwood. I was gone the shoot, but I heard all about the experience and how the photographer spent about two hours lining up each shot with the lights and everything just so! Any little reflection or bright spots and he'd have to re-adjust and do another take. Wow, that is some real dedication! I regret I didn't go along to catch the process. Here are some samples of the photos:

Monday, September 8, 2008

In the Woods, On the Beach

A few pictures from our recent trip back the USA.

You can't really tell from the picture -, but I'm driving a
small tractor here and the kids are in the back in a trailer.

Quack Quack - Some ducks on Lake Crescent.

Camping out on the Pacific Ocean .

The Beach at Sunset - look at all those drift logs.

This guy apparently really likes wine!