Fumobici, your artistry with the camera is stunning -- absolutely superb set of photographs. This is such gorgeous exposition of place that I'm almost reluctant to ask questions, but .......
What is the magnificent art deco building, please? Also the great glass & diamond one you show right after the Eugene pictures? Speaking of glass, that shot of the skyscraper against the sky with the flag at the tippy-top is beyond wonderful.
I don't think I ever answered you over in Boats (in Image Bank), but the ship's name is pronounced KwowTAYmoke. He was the last emperor of the Aztecs. The figurehead must be he, depicted as an Eagle Warrior. Boys are still given the name Cuauhtémoc.
Oh -- and that photo of the coiled lines is among my favorites in a set full of favorites.
Is that some kind of vending machine in the pic right after the piggy-pig truck? Love the truck!
Thanks guys! Bixa- that is the shop window of an "adult" store. Htmb- it looks like you are correct about there being (still, I presume?) a version in Gainesville! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammering_Man I had no idea there were multiple iterations.
Post by patricklondon on Sept 9, 2014 18:45:32 GMT
Interesting. Just at the moment, someone in Seattle is trying to interest me in a home exchange with them. Still not sure what I do with myself for a month there - but then, it's not as if my life here is all bunting and frolic.
It's hard for me to believe it's been so long ago, but I spent almost two weeks in the Seattle area in early 1977, and I loved seeing that part of the world. I found Seattle to be very interesting, loved going up into the nearby mountains (Snoquamish?), fell in love with the area around Vancouver, and think I took my most creative photo ever on an Oregon beach not far from where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Seattle might be a great base from which you could explore, Patrick. There are certainly at least two experts here who could give you some great advice.
Edited to say I overused the word "love," but I still have great memories of that trip (even though there was a tiny infant child along for the ride). I think the northwestern part of North America is a gorgeous part of the world.
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Great photos, quite a mix of subjects. I love Tall Ships and those sailors seem straight out of a book. Re the pig-truck...those aerodynamics must be a nightmare
Re Starbucks...they are closing all their Australian outlets and getting out. Customers came for a while because of the image and fame of the name. Then they compared the coffee from Starbucks with their usual brews from the many coffee shops around, and voted with their feet. I'm no coffee expert, but I didn't like Starbucks coffee either.
Travel! Set out and head for pastures new[br] Life tastes the richer when you’ve road worn feet.[br]Ibn Battuta[br]
In my trawling through the boards looking for photobucket-damaged threads to mark, I opened this treasure chest of Fumobici's. What wonders, what beauty, what fantastic photography! It's been long enough since it was first posted that the pleasure of viewing it is new all over again. I'm sure others will agree.
The chess game was there when I visited 30 years go. These guys do take their time to play ... good pics. I think I didn't see the port then. However I went up somewhere to see the salmons going upriver.