Preparing for the Journey
We got up really early (4:45am) to pack and then had an early breakfast in the cold restaurant at Hotel Blue. Next, we took a taxi to the airport. I’m not sure what the issue was, but something was odd about our tickets to New Zealand. It took some time, but the agents fixed whatever the… Continue reading
Fortunately, I was able to travel today.
I must rave about the hotel in which we stayed in Amsterdam: One of the Sofitel Legend Hotels, The Grand. You can read more about the hotel’s history, dating back to the 1400’s, at this link. The service, accommodations, decoration, styling and design are magnificent. When you read about the building’s amazing history,… Continue reading
Kindness saves the day, no: saves the whole vacation!
Our driver was the nicest man, very personable. I think he was especially happy that the traffic on New Year’s Eve was so light, almost end of the world apocalypse kind of light: where *was* everyone!
He was an older fellow, had retired from work in the fashion industry. We chit… Continue reading
Well, today was basically a “recover from the horrendous travel of yesterday” day. I’m getting too old for this!
I didn’t arrive at the hotel room until 2:00AM Australia time, and the second half of the trip was horrid: the second three-hour flight. Not only was it running terribly late, but it was also the most turbulent flight on which… Continue reading
It seems more clever than practical, but this coat hanger chair by Joey Zeledón is colorful if nothing else. Maybe it would serve a purpose in a hotel.
Source: Coat Check Chair by Joey Zeledón… Continue reading
Amazingly, people were swimming in the Gulf before, during, and probably after this storm. But maybe, it was ok. I never went down to the water. If any oil or dispersant were around, it wasn’t visible from the hotel room balcony. Sunday night, the last night of the visit, a big thunderstorm came from the north. I shot this short… Continue reading
Comprised of over 6,000 still images, each shot every 20 seconds from my hotel room window overlooking the river below, this time lapse represents almost 2 days of the heat and hazy humidity of Bangkok. I used my old Canon 30D. The original project is 1080HD and is filled with interesting detail; but, to be useful for web deployment, this… Continue reading
I shot this time lapse from my hotel room. This is just a night time short from a full 24 hour time lapse that will be created in a couple of weeks. My laptop is just too taxed producing these to make the longer ones on the road.… Continue reading
I’ve never spent the night in a castle before this trip to Ireland. In fact, I’ve never even seen a real castle before this trip. The experience was most interesting.
The castle grounds are spectacular. The heavily wooded spaces (virtual forests), and the green grass (most typically golf courses) were expansive beyond belief. Driving beyond the massive stone and gated… Continue reading