I placed first (out of one) in my category at the Palouse Climbing Festival. Above, one of the contenders in the male open category. More photos are available to participants.
Today I took some photos of the local blacksmith. He was trained by his father, according to the German tradition, he said, that you don’t just let your kids sit around. He underwent eight more years of schooling afterward to become a master of his trade. It was snowing outside as I left, and droveContinue reading “Mr. Schmidt”
Modern open-air for $120 per night, or transformed Victorian house for $10 a night. $10 a night will get you a place with little soap, yes, but soap does not cost $110 a bar, so you still come out ahead. Hostel pluses also include impromptu lessons in Portuguese and Spanish, and conversation in French andContinue reading “Hotel vs Hostel: the sequel”
Shouldering my red backpack, worn from travel, and walking down to the lobby crowded with bellboys, suits, and small children, I could feel my senses engaging again. After having spent a few days attending a conference at the Disney Hilton, which rang in at the reasonable price of $199 per night, I was heading outContinue reading “Hilton vs Hostel”
I became violently ill this trip to Europe, but I forced myself to get up at sunrise to take photos of Prague anyway. Then, in Berlin, I lay in a hotel room for several days until it was over.
Being newly bored, since school just got out, I have just gone and bought a camera — a Cannon AE-1 Program. I’ve wanted one for a long time, and have regretted not owning one during my travels to China and Europe. The amazing subjects are a little degraded by the fact that they are nowContinue reading “Cannon AE-1”