Saturday, November 08, 2008

Beijing, China - October 2008

I recently spent a week in Beijing, China, but was far too busy to take many pictures. But, here are a few shots. The first three were taken at the Summer Palace:

The "Bird's Nest" as seen from a bus:

On television, the Water Cube appeared a much deeper blue than seen here, perhaps because I usually saw the building at night and perhaps illuminated from inside:

What did they do with Floor 0?


Alaska - September 2008

We took our first-ever trip, a land/sea tour, to Alaska early last September. Here are a few pictures from that excursion. The first shows our son, Ty, deep in thought on the train to Denali National Park:

More of the notoriously fickle Mt. McKinley than most visitors ever manage to see:

Some rushes growing on the swampy tundra:

Elsewhere, fall colors were much in evidence:

My first double rainbow made its appearance in Denali!

An arctic bird glides over an ice-speckled Glacier Bay:

Some of Alaska's cloud-enshrouded mountain peaks:

Ketchikan, the place where we were guaranteed to see rain, proved the only fully sunny place of the trip:

Cue the theme from Jaws:

"You talkin' to me?":

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