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Seven bikes, mostly red .  14 September 2018.  Film  Motorcycles 
Sep 14, 2018
  Film, Motorcycles  
Aliens.  15 September 2018.  Film  Motorcycles 
Sep 15, 2018
  Film, Motorcycles  
Traveling in time.  12 June 2020.  Film  Motorcycles 
Jun 12, 2020
  Film, Motorcycles  
Biking in the snow.  13 June 2020.  Film  Lee Vining  Motorcycles 
Jun 13, 2020
  Film, Lee Vining, Motorcycles  
Biking in the summer.  14 June 2020.  Film  Motorcycles 
Jun 14, 2020
  Film, Motorcycles  
Bikes in The Hague.  16 June 2020.  Film  Motorcycles  Netherlands  The Hague 
Jun 16, 2020
  Film, The Hague, Netherlands, Motorcycles  
Liberté, égalité, fraternité! .  17 June 2020.  Film  Paris 
Jun 17, 2020
  Paris, Film  
Backpacking with Buddy.  18 June 2020.  California  Film  Trinity Alps 
Jun 18, 2020
  Trinity Alps, California, Film  
Trinity Alps.  19 June 2020.  California  Film  Panorama  Trinity Alps 
Jun 19, 2020
  Film, Trinity Alps, California, Panorama  
Area 51.  20 June 2020.  Film  Nevada 
Jun 20, 2020
  Nevada, Film  
Hiking the Cinque Terre.  21 June 2020.  Cinque Terre  Film 
Jun 21, 2020
  Film, Cinque Terre  
La Torre del Mangia.  23 June 2020.  Film  Italy  Siena 
Jun 23, 2020
  Italy, Film, Siena  
A colourful guard.  25 June 2020.  Film  Italy  Rome 
Jun 25, 2020
  Italy, Film, Rome  
The Sisters Under the Arches.  28 June 2020.  Film  Maastricht  Netherlands 
Jun 28, 2020
  Netherlands, Maastricht, Film  
Arcosanti.  29 June 2020.  Arizona  Film  Motorcycles 
Jun 29, 2020
  Film, Arizona, Motorcycles  
State lines.  30 June 2020.  Arizona  Film  Motorcycles  Nevada  New Mexico  Utah 
Jun 30, 2020
  Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, Film, Motorcycles  
Bermuda short.  1 July 2020.  Bermuda  Film 
Jul 1, 2020
  Bermuda, Film  
A grey day in Grenoble.  3 July 2020.  Film  France  Grenoble 
Jul 3, 2020
  Grenoble, France, Film  
Around Death Valley.  4 July 2020.  California  Death Valley  Film  Motorcycles 
Jul 4, 2020
  Film, Death Valley, California, Motorcycles  
Siena arch.  5 July 2020.  Film  Italy  Siena 
Jul 5, 2020
  Film, Italy, Siena  
Zoom zoom.  6 July 2020.  Cars  Film  Redwood City 
Jul 6, 2020
  Cars, Film, Redwood City  
Two bridges in Florence.  7 July 2020.  Film  Florence  Italy 
Jul 7, 2020
  Italy, Florence, Film  
 
 
 
Seven bikes, mostly red
Fri 14 Sep 2018      Film  Motorcycles
Seven bikes, mostly red
     Fri 14 Sep 2018      Film  Motorcycles
 
 
 

I had a motorbike period that started when I lived on Fell Street in SF. My first bike was a simple second-hand Yamaha, it was green, but I soon moved on to more sophisticated German models. During this time our travels were largely by bike. We rode through most of the states in the western US. It was an interesting way of seeing the country, with minimal gear, all exposed to the elements. It was also good for meeting people, especially old guys who used to ride a bike, they'd approach when I happened to be at a stop, always wanting to bend my ear with their motorbike memories.

This period of motorcycle touring lasted about a decade. This was was well before my first digital camera so I've not got much photographic evidence. It ended pretty much as suddenly as it started. I sold my last bike, the Ducati, and went back to travelling the old-fashioned way, by airplane.

The photos below are all scans, using negatives. Funny, I once thought I had a lot of old paper photos, a whole huge box full, but now, after years of accumulating terabytes of files, all those pre-digital photos don't seem so voluminous.

 
 
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My first, a Yamaha      
An inexpensive bike, good for learning and around town, but not something you'd want to sit on all day.
 
 
My first, a Yamaha      
An inexpensive bike, good for learning and around town, but not something you'd want to sit on all day.
 
 
My first, a Yamaha      
An inexpensive bike, good for learning and around town, but not something you'd want to sit on all day.
 
The electric K75s ++      
A lovely bike, the K75s. It may have had an odd cylinder count but it was smooth as if electric. A relaxing drive even on long days, though its strength was straight lines not twisties.
 
 
The electric K75s ++      
A lovely bike, the K75s. It may have had an odd cylinder count but it was smooth as if electric. A relaxing drive even on long days, though its strength was straight lines not twisties.
 
 
The electric K75s ++      
A lovely bike, the K75s. It may have had an odd cylinder count but it was smooth as if electric. A relaxing drive even on long days, though its strength was straight lines not twisties.
 
My second, a K75s      
 
 
My second, a K75s      
 
 
My second, a K75s      
 
Paul's K1100      
Paul's very swift inline four. A beauty.
 
 
Paul's K1100      
Paul's very swift inline four. A beauty.
 
 
Paul's K1100      
Paul's very swift inline four. A beauty.
 
The lovely in every way r1100rs      
My favorite. Fun to look at, plenty fast, a throbbing opposed twin, and a trick front suspension that gave it great handling.
 
 
The lovely in every way r1100rs      
My favorite. Fun to look at, plenty fast, a throbbing opposed twin, and a trick front suspension that gave it great handling.
 
 
The lovely in every way r1100rs      
My favorite. Fun to look at, plenty fast, a throbbing opposed twin, and a trick front suspension that gave it great handling.
 
Land of enchantment      

Another motorcycle trip. This trip covered Arcosante in Arizona, then New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and then home to California.

 
 
Land of enchantment      

Another motorcycle trip. This trip covered Arcosante in Arizona, then New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and then home to California.

 
 
Land of enchantment      

Another motorcycle trip. This trip covered Arcosante in Arizona, then New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and then home to California.

 
Well that sucks      

An ill-timed trip to the eastern Sierra left us holed up for days in Lee Vining, a one-cafe town but we did get to see our friend Stephen. Paul's GS looks like it could be ridden in the snow, what with its knobby tires and insect-like pose, but no it doesn't work in the snow. And every time we tried the CHiPS stopped us.

 
 
Well that sucks      

An ill-timed trip to the eastern Sierra left us holed up for days in Lee Vining, a one-cafe town but we did get to see our friend Stephen. Paul's GS looks like it could be ridden in the snow, what with its knobby tires and insect-like pose, but no it doesn't work in the snow. And every time we tried the CHiPS stopped us.

 
 
Well that sucks      

An ill-timed trip to the eastern Sierra left us holed up for days in Lee Vining, a one-cafe town but we did get to see our friend Stephen. Paul's GS looks like it could be ridden in the snow, what with its knobby tires and insect-like pose, but no it doesn't work in the snow. And every time we tried the CHiPS stopped us.

 
The Monster      

I never took the Monster far from home, it was too darty, too windy, too tiring for any distance. But it was f-ing sexy.

 
 
The Monster      

I never took the Monster far from home, it was too darty, too windy, too tiring for any distance. But it was f-ing sexy.

 
 
The Monster      

I never took the Monster far from home, it was too darty, too windy, too tiring for any distance. But it was f-ing sexy.

 
Elemental yet elegant      
 
 
Elemental yet elegant      
 
 
Elemental yet elegant      
 
Paul's slick ST2      
 
 
Paul's slick ST2      
 
 
Paul's slick ST2      
 
 
Aliens
Sat 15 Sep 2018      Film  Motorcycles
Aliens
     Sat 15 Sep 2018      Film  Motorcycles
 
 
 

 
 
 
James and Paul on the ET highway ++      
 
 
James and Paul on the ET highway ++      
 
 
James and Paul on the ET highway ++      
 
 
Traveling in time
Fri 12 Jun 2020      Film  Motorcycles
Traveling in time
     Fri 12 Jun 2020      Film  Motorcycles
 
 
 

I'm scanning a box of pre-2004 photos, that being the year I got a digital camera. I'm scanning negatives and ignoring the prints. Each strip of negatives feeds into a Nikon LS-40 which spits out a jpg every 2 minutes. So far I'm at 475 photos. I figure they'll be done by the end of summer. It's not a bad task: each photo slowly reveals on the screen then is automatically saved as a jpg, then the machine moves to the next. It's something that can be done while doing something else. I even scanned whilst on a Zoom board meeting, the webcam mic didn't pick up the scanner whir.

The scanned photos were taken with the simplest of Nikons, a camera I'd now find curious as it offered no adjustments at all. This is the opposite of current cameras, at least the ones I buy, covered with buttons and dials and embedded with pages of menus. My newest camera came with a 300+ page manual yet the coverage of many of the functions is so cursory you have to go online for guidance. But I digress.

 
 
 
Paul taking a break      
This was taken in the summer of 1998, somewhere on the east side of the Rockies. My gut says Montana but it might be Wyoming. Back in the day Paul and I used to take several weeks-long motorcycle trips each year. This image is stitched from two shots, another accidental panorama. I rarely shot black and white film back then, I suppose it seemed like too much of a commitment.
 
 
Paul taking a break      
This was taken in the summer of 1998, somewhere on the east side of the Rockies. My gut says Montana but it might be Wyoming. Back in the day Paul and I used to take several weeks-long motorcycle trips each year. This image is stitched from two shots, another accidental panorama. I rarely shot black and white film back then, I suppose it seemed like too much of a commitment.
 
 
Paul taking a break      
This was taken in the summer of 1998, somewhere on the east side of the Rockies. My gut says Montana but it might be Wyoming. Back in the day Paul and I used to take several weeks-long motorcycle trips each year. This image is stitched from two shots, another accidental panorama. I rarely shot black and white film back then, I suppose it seemed like too much of a commitment.
 
 
Biking in the snow
Sat 13 Jun 2020      Film  Lee Vining - Motorcycles
Biking in the snow
     Sat 13 Jun 2020      Film  Lee Vining - Motorcycles
 
 
 

A lot of my old photos are of motorcycle trips. These two, from 1998, are of our attempt to ride our bikes to Death Valley in winter. No this wasn't very clever. After a few days holed up in Lee Vining we abandoned the effort and hitched a ride out of the snow.

 
 
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We tried heading east into Nevada ...      
 
 
We tried heading east into Nevada ...      
 
 
We tried heading east into Nevada ...      
 
But gave up and hitched a ride to Bishop      
 
 
But gave up and hitched a ride to Bishop      
 
 
But gave up and hitched a ride to Bishop      
 
 
Biking in the summer
Sun 14 Jun 2020      Film  Motorcycles
Biking in the summer
     Sun 14 Jun 2020      Film  Motorcycles
 
 
 

A couple of photos from a 1996 bike trip. I was on a grey K75s, Paul on a red K1100rs, both well suited to hours of riding. We went from the bay area to Tonopah, a small mining town in southwestern Nevada where we always stayed at the preserved-in-olden-times Mizpah hotel.

When I was a little kid we moved from Texas to Tonopah. My father worked for a defense contractor that used the nearby desert as a testing (i.e. blowing up things) area. But my mother quickly grew to hate Tonopah so we cut our time there short and returned to Texas. If only they'd kept heading west.

 
 
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Sierra Nevada foothills      
I like the colouring in this shot, the light grass and the threatening sky. I bet we were anxious to make it to our next stop before the rain.
 
 
Sierra Nevada foothills      
I like the colouring in this shot, the light grass and the threatening sky. I bet we were anxious to make it to our next stop before the rain.
 
 
Sierra Nevada foothills      
I like the colouring in this shot, the light grass and the threatening sky. I bet we were anxious to make it to our next stop before the rain.
 
On to Tonopah      
As much as we loved California, when we were on our bikes we were always happy to get away from that crowded state to the emptiness of Nevada.
 
 
On to Tonopah      
As much as we loved California, when we were on our bikes we were always happy to get away from that crowded state to the emptiness of Nevada.
 
 
On to Tonopah      
As much as we loved California, when we were on our bikes we were always happy to get away from that crowded state to the emptiness of Nevada.
 
 
Bikes in The Hague
Tue 16 Jun 2020      Film  Motorcycles - Netherlands - The Hague
Bikes in The Hague
     Tue 16 Jun 2020      Film  Motorcycles - Netherlands - The Hague
 
 
 

My scanning progress is currently at roll 42, or just over a thousand photos. Seeing as how I've been on a motorcycle theme here's one more. It's 1997 and we're at the tail of a tour of Holland when we caught this fleet of BMWs in a plaza in The Hague.

 
 
 
A lot of bikes      
 
 
A lot of bikes      
 
 
A lot of bikes      
 
 
Liberté, égalité, fraternité!
Wed 17 Jun 2020      Film  Paris
Liberté, égalité, fraternité!
     Wed 17 Jun 2020      Film  Paris
 
 
 

Our first visit to Paris was impromptu. We were in Amsterdam at Theo's, Paul's cousin. We decided to take the train down to Paris for a few days. This being 1997 we carried a printed guidebook which is where we found Les Sans-Culottes, a hotel named for working-class revolutionaries so trés français et trés cool.

Well, the hotel turned out to be a rather grubby set of rooms above a bar. It was near the Bastille and I suppose it was the sort of place revolutionaries would stay while they waited to storm the prison. It was on a narrow street. The building across felt too close, there was little privacy in the room unless you pulled the curtains which just made it dark and blocked the movement of the warm, smoggy air. There was no a/c. In the evening the street filled with bar patrons and the apartment across the street hosted a party, so it was noisy, the air filled with the smell of burning Gitanes, and it lasted late into the evening.

The room was so small, there was barely any floor around the double bed, and the bathroom offered another adventure in the diversity of world toilets: it had a toilet sans seat which turned out to be a thing in Europe, something about it being more sanitary. We were fortunate that no one at the bar spoke English as we didn't try to complain about the missing seat.

Paris was a fine place to visit of course. And the hotel, well, I suppose it earned points for being memorable. You certainly won't find me writing about a Mariott.

 
 
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Les Sans-Culottes      
 
 
Les Sans-Culottes      
 
 
Les Sans-Culottes      
 
Checking in      
 
 
Checking in      
 
 
Checking in      
 
 
Backpacking with Buddy
Thu 18 Jun 2020      California - Film  Trinity Alps
Backpacking with Buddy
     Thu 18 Jun 2020      California - Film  Trinity Alps
 
 
 

Back in the day, like when we used to ride motorcycles, we occasionally backpacked. Here are a couple of just-scanned photos from a 1996 backpacking trip to the Trinity Alps. The Trinity Alps have the perfect nature trifecta of trees, water and stone. As eye pleasing as Yosemite but with fewer visitors. Buddy the dog accompanied us, he even carried some of his own food.

 
 
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Paul cooking      
 
 
Paul cooking      
 
 
Paul cooking      
 
Colour coordinated      
 
 
Colour coordinated      
 
 
Colour coordinated      
 
 
Trinity Alps
Fri 19 Jun 2020      California - Film  Panorama - Trinity Alps
Trinity Alps
     Fri 19 Jun 2020      California - Film  Panorama - Trinity Alps
 
 
 
Paul in the Trinity Alps 1996      
 
 
Paul in the Trinity Alps 1996      
 
 
Paul in the Trinity Alps 1996      
 
 

 
 
 
Area 51
Sat 20 Jun 2020      Film  Nevada
Area 51
     Sat 20 Jun 2020      Film  Nevada
 
 
 

A motorcycle trip we took back in 2000 included a stop in Rachel, Nevada, at Area 51. Said by some to be a place where extraterrestrials have visited planet earth.

 
 
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Sure looks like a reputable research centre      
 
 
Sure looks like a reputable research centre      
 
 
Sure looks like a reputable research centre      
 
Taking a shot      
 
 
Taking a shot      
 
 
Taking a shot      
 
Two friendly aliens      
 
 
Two friendly aliens      
 
 
Two friendly aliens      
 
 
Hiking the Cinque Terre
Sun 21 Jun 2020      Cinque Terre - Film 
Hiking the Cinque Terre
     Sun 21 Jun 2020      Cinque Terre - Film 
 
 
 

Since we can't fly anywhere right now I'm still traveling vicariously through old film photos. Today I'm hiking the Cinque Terre. The Cinque Terre comprises five Italian villages, Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. In addition to the trail connecting the towns there is also a train, though it doesn't afford much in the way of views as a lot of it is tunnels, the Italians being quite good at tunnels.

This was in 2002 and it was our first trip to Italy. We flew into Rome and from there we visited Florence, Siena, and then Santa Margherita Ligure, our base for the hike. The towns and the trail were already well known when we visited. Some credit Rick Steves for its fame. But it is still worth a visit, for the views of the sea, the charming hillside towns, and the walks through the farmland that fills in between the towns. And this being Italy, the food is good.

 
 
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The train to the Cinque Terre      
In the lower left are the train tracks that hug the coast and connect the towns in the Cinque Terre.
 
 
The train to the Cinque Terre      
In the lower left are the train tracks that hug the coast and connect the towns in the Cinque Terre.
 
 
The train to the Cinque Terre      
In the lower left are the train tracks that hug the coast and connect the towns in the Cinque Terre.
 
The trail      
 
 
The trail      
 
 
The trail      
 
Vernazza      
Such a famous view it's cliche. Still nice, though.
 
 
Vernazza      
Such a famous view it's cliche. Still nice, though.
 
 
Vernazza      
Such a famous view it's cliche. Still nice, though.
 
Hiking trail in the Cinque Terre      
Pretty obvious, even if I'd cropped it, that this is a stitch. Note the disappearing wires.
 
 
Hiking trail in the Cinque Terre      
Pretty obvious, even if I'd cropped it, that this is a stitch. Note the disappearing wires.
 
 
Hiking trail in the Cinque Terre      
Pretty obvious, even if I'd cropped it, that this is a stitch. Note the disappearing wires.
 
 
La Torre del Mangia
Tue 23 Jun 2020      Film  Italy - Siena
La Torre del Mangia
     Tue 23 Jun 2020      Film  Italy - Siena
 
 
 
Torre del Mangia

Seeing as how I just imagined being in the Cinque Terre I thought I'd take an imaginary train to Siena and stick around Italy for awhile longer.

Siena's center is a visual treat; it features a large sloped plaza, la Piazza del Campo, overlooked by a slim tower of brick topped with marble, la Torre del Mangia. The plaza is the site of a famous annual horse race.

La Torre del Mangia was built around 1348. The tower was built to the same height as the Siena Cathedral and its height is said to have been chosen to show that the church and state had equal power. Paul and I climbed to the top of the tower to check out the views and take some photos.

 
 
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Piazza del Campo      
 
 
Piazza del Campo      
 
 
Piazza del Campo      
 
Torre del Mangia      
 
 
Torre del Mangia      
 
 
Torre del Mangia      
 
View of Piazza del Campo from the tower      
We climbed to the top of the tower and got a good view of the town and the piazza.
 
 
View of Piazza del Campo from the tower      
We climbed to the top of the tower and got a good view of the town and the piazza.
 
 
View of Piazza del Campo from the tower      
We climbed to the top of the tower and got a good view of the town and the piazza.
 
 
A colourful guard
Thu 25 Jun 2020      Film  Italy - Rome
A colourful guard
     Thu 25 Jun 2020      Film  Italy - Rome
 
 
 

Still traveling in my head. Still in Italy.

When we were in Rome we visited the Vatican which is where we encountered this back-in-time (but what time?) fellow, a member of the Pontifical Swiss Guard. The guard protects the pope and the palace all the while looking very theatrical. A good fit I say. In addition to this full-dress uniform the guard also have a more sedate (largely blue) service dress uniform.

 
 
 
Swiss Guard at the Vatican      
 
 
Swiss Guard at the Vatican      
 
 
Swiss Guard at the Vatican      
 
 
The Sisters Under the Arches
Sun 28 Jun 2020      Film  Maastricht - Netherlands
The Sisters Under the Arches
     Sun 28 Jun 2020      Film  Maastricht - Netherlands
 
 
 

Back in 1998 we were in Maastricht where we visited Paul's aunt Maria who was a nun. She arranged Paul's adoption into the Schoemaker family. She lived at the Klooster van de Zusters Onder de Bogen (the Convent of the Sisters Under the Arches).

 
 
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Paul and Maria      
 
 
Paul and Maria      
 
 
Paul and Maria      
 
Klooster van de Zusters Onder de Bogen      
We returned to Maastricht in 2007 which is when I took this photo.
 
 
Klooster van de Zusters Onder de Bogen      
We returned to Maastricht in 2007 which is when I took this photo.
 
 
Klooster van de Zusters Onder de Bogen      
We returned to Maastricht in 2007 which is when I took this photo.
 
 
Arcosanti
Mon 29 Jun 2020      Arizona - Film  Motorcycles
Arcosanti
     Mon 29 Jun 2020      Arizona - Film  Motorcycles
 
 
 
My bike

I'm still traveling vicariously so instead of cool Vancouver Island in annus horribilis 2020 it's hot Arizona in 1997.

Today's photos were taken from a moto tour of the southwest. We hit Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada. Uneventful weather, just a little snow off the side of the road at high elevations.

We spent a couple of nights at the Arcosanti experimental community. It's about half way between Phoenix and Flagstaff, in the Arizona desert. Designed to integrate ecology and architecture it had some visually stunning perspectives though overall we thought it a bit eccentric and threadbare. It's populated by architects, students and their assistants plus the occasional tourist who rents one of the four sad cinder-block guest rooms.

 
 
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Arcosanti      
 
 
Arcosanti      
 
 
Arcosanti      
 
Arcosanti      
 
 
Arcosanti      
 
 
Arcosanti      
 
Arcosanti      
 
 
Arcosanti      
 
 
Arcosanti      
 
Arcosanti bells      
 
 
Arcosanti bells      
 
 
Arcosanti bells      
 
Arcosanti accomodations      
The accommodations at Arcosanti were in stark contrast, just a strip of cinder block rooms as you can see here. Those are our bikes parked nearby. A missed opportunity to immerse visitors into the Arcosanti design philosophy.
 
 
Arcosanti accomodations      
The accommodations at Arcosanti were in stark contrast, just a strip of cinder block rooms as you can see here. Those are our bikes parked nearby. A missed opportunity to immerse visitors into the Arcosanti design philosophy.
 
 
Arcosanti accomodations      
The accommodations at Arcosanti were in stark contrast, just a strip of cinder block rooms as you can see here. Those are our bikes parked nearby. A missed opportunity to immerse visitors into the Arcosanti design philosophy.
 
 
State lines
Tue 30 Jun 2020      Arizona - Film  Motorcycles - Nevada - New Mexico - Utah
State lines
     Tue 30 Jun 2020      Arizona - Film  Motorcycles - Nevada - New Mexico - Utah
 
 
 

Still in '97, still on our motorbikes. We left Arcosanti then headed east to New Mexico, north to Colorado, west to Utah, then Nevada and home.

 
 
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Welcome to New Mexico      
 
 
Welcome to New Mexico      
 
 
Welcome to New Mexico      
 
Welcome to Colorado      
 
 
Welcome to Colorado      
 
 
Welcome to Colorado      
 
Welcome to Utah      
 
 
Welcome to Utah      
 
 
Welcome to Utah      
 
Yours truly in Utah      
 
 
Yours truly in Utah      
 
 
Yours truly in Utah      
 
Utah arch      
 
 
Utah arch      
 
 
Utah arch      
 
Earthlings welcome      
Couldn't find a "welcome to Nevada" photo but this seems fitting.
 
 
Earthlings welcome      
Couldn't find a "welcome to Nevada" photo but this seems fitting.
 
 
Earthlings welcome      
Couldn't find a "welcome to Nevada" photo but this seems fitting.
 
 
Bermuda short
Wed 1 Jul 2020      Bermuda - Film 
Bermuda short
     Wed 1 Jul 2020      Bermuda - Film 
 
 
 

I forgot I was ever in Bermuda. It was 1998, I was working in San Jose and my boss sent me to meet with some guys and show them some software. These guys always met just outside the US for some reason. I remember the buildings with their sealed and guttered roofs for catching rainwater and I remember thinking it sure is a small island.

Happy Canada Day.

 
 
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Hamilton      
 
 
Hamilton      
 
 
Hamilton      
 
Hamilton      
 
 
Hamilton      
 
 
Hamilton      
 
Meeting on boat in front of the office      
 
 
Meeting on boat in front of the office      
 
 
Meeting on boat in front of the office      
 
View from my hotel      
 
 
View from my hotel      
 
 
View from my hotel      
 
 
A grey day in Grenoble
Fri 3 Jul 2020      Film  France - Grenoble
A grey day in Grenoble
     Fri 3 Jul 2020      Film  France - Grenoble
 
 
 

Late one spring in the early aughts, and just back from Italy, we got an irresistible deal on plane tickets to Paris. So we flew to Paris where we hopped the train to Avignon, Nice, and Grenoble, though maybe not in that order. Grenoble had an HP office so I was on my own to explore while Paul took a meeting. In this photo I'd taken a ride up in these spherical cable cars to check out the remains of an old fort and get an overview of the charming city at the edge of the Alps.

 
 
 
Grenoble      
 
 
Grenoble      
 
 
Grenoble      
 
 
Around Death Valley
Sat 4 Jul 2020      California - Death Valley - Film  Motorcycles
Around Death Valley
     Sat 4 Jul 2020      California - Death Valley - Film  Motorcycles
 
 
 

It was 1999 when we headed out yet again for Death Valley via motorcycle. (By car? that's easy.) It was a more successful trip than the previous motorcycle trip.

 
 
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Heading to DV      
 
 
Heading to DV      
 
 
Heading to DV      
 
Panamint Springs      
I remember the night in Panamint Springs for the good food, the patio where you could watch the hot day draw to a close, and the sad, worn-out motel room.
 
 
Panamint Springs      
I remember the night in Panamint Springs for the good food, the patio where you could watch the hot day draw to a close, and the sad, worn-out motel room.
 
 
Panamint Springs      
I remember the night in Panamint Springs for the good food, the patio where you could watch the hot day draw to a close, and the sad, worn-out motel room.
 
Old and new      
 
 
Old and new      
 
 
Old and new      
 
Amargosa Opera House      
 
 
Amargosa Opera House      
 
 
Amargosa Opera House      
 
Beatty's trailer hotel      

Not a high point, Beatty. Not much scenery and every building in town is a trailer, even the hotel.

One of the many nice things about digital photos is the extra information in the file, such as the camera's settings and the date taken. Today's photos are all scans so all that info is lacking. So here is a question: were these photos all taken on the same trip to Death Valley? If not, why not?

 
 
Beatty's trailer hotel      

Not a high point, Beatty. Not much scenery and every building in town is a trailer, even the hotel.

One of the many nice things about digital photos is the extra information in the file, such as the camera's settings and the date taken. Today's photos are all scans so all that info is lacking. So here is a question: were these photos all taken on the same trip to Death Valley? If not, why not?

 
 
Beatty's trailer hotel      

Not a high point, Beatty. Not much scenery and every building in town is a trailer, even the hotel.

One of the many nice things about digital photos is the extra information in the file, such as the camera's settings and the date taken. Today's photos are all scans so all that info is lacking. So here is a question: were these photos all taken on the same trip to Death Valley? If not, why not?

 
 
Siena arch
Sun 5 Jul 2020      Film  Italy - Siena
Siena arch
     Sun 5 Jul 2020      Film  Italy - Siena
 
 
 

 
 
 
Siena      
 
 
Siena      
 
 
Siena      
 
 
Zoom zoom
Mon 6 Jul 2020      Cars - Film  Redwood City
Zoom zoom
     Mon 6 Jul 2020      Cars - Film  Redwood City
 
 
 
Ms Peel's Lotus

This was shot in front of our house on Brewster Street, in Redwood City circa 1996, when our friend Emily was out from the east coast. She borrowed my car for the day. On return she commented it seemed lacking a suspension. Part of its charm.

I've had many fine cars and bikes but this red (of course) stick shift (of course) Miata is my favorite, both to look at and to drive. It was Emma Peel in a better colour. British charm built in Japan. I bought it second hand from a lady in San Francisco. Since she parked on the street the car came to me pre-dented.

 
 
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Emily borrowing my Miata (1989-1997 version)      
 
 
Emily borrowing my Miata (1989-1997 version)      
 
 
Emily borrowing my Miata (1989-1997 version)      
 
Lotus Elan 1962-1971      
 
 
Lotus Elan 1962-1971      
 
 
Lotus Elan 1962-1971      
 
 
Two bridges in Florence
Tue 7 Jul 2020      Film  Florence - Italy
Two bridges in Florence
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Il Ponte Santa Trinita      
 
 
Il Ponte Santa Trinita      
 
 
Il Ponte Santa Trinita      
 
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Il Ponte Vecchio      
 
 
Il Ponte Vecchio