Thursday, October 02, 2014

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Ketchikan, Alaska

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Ketchikan, Alaska

Monday, September 29, 2014

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Ketchikan, Alaska

Sunday, September 28, 2014

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Ketchikan, Alaska

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Go Takes Over Seoul Streets

American Go E-Journal:
Go Takes Over Seoul Streets

"Hundreds of people gathered to play Go in Korea’s Gwanghwamun Square, on September 21. The event was part of Seoul’s Street Without Cars 2014.09.21_Simultaneous-Go-Games-Seoul-550x367Festival and Learn Go Week"

Would have loved to attend this event.

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Port of Seattle

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

200 year old cabinet. See what it can do

The Roentgens' Berlin Secretary Cabinet

“This antique cabinet is over 200 years old. For a long time it was owned by King Frederick William II and you can find it now on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is by far one of the finest achievements of European furniture making. Watch what it can do and then remember this was all done with hand tools.”

Impressive!

See jets from Rosetta’s comet up close

Emily writes a nice piece on her blog including a close-up picture of cope Churyumov-Gerasimenko (Wikipedia) from Rosetta (Wikipedia) where you can see jets from the comet.

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Maven arrives on Mars today!

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After 10 months travel time, the Maven probe (Wikipedia) arrives in Mars orbit to test the composition of the planet’s atmosphere.

http://www.space.com/27185-nasa-mars-maven-spacecraft-arrival.html

Isn’t science grand?

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Seattle

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ketchikan Airport

A place I always wanted to see was Ketchikan Airport (Wikipedia). I had “visited” it many times in Microsoft Flight Simulator, flying in and out of the place and around the beautiful Misty Forjds National Monument (Wikipedia) in SE Alaska.

When you have the excellent add-on by ORBX for Ketchikan Airport (link) the fidelity and reality is astounding. Even down to the docks and the sloped taxiways.

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When we took the cruise to Alaska earlier this month, one of the stops was in Ketchikan, It is a nice little town (see my photo gallery) and as the airport is in another island, just in front of the town, we passed close enough for a good look. The weather as usual in a rain forest, was of course rainy, but I still shot a good set of photos of the airport, the famous sloped taxiways (needed because of the lack of space in the place), and the ferry that passengers have to take to cross in and out of the airport.

Tower and terminal

 

General view

 

The ferry (you can see the sloped taxiway coming down from the runway)

The floatplane section (very common in Alaska)

Because: Science!

I always love watching Larry Krauss

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Seattle

Friday, September 19, 2014

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Pike Place Market - Seattle

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Pike Place Market - Seattle

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Pike Place - Seattle

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Inside Passage, Alaska

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

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The Zuiderdam at Juneau, AK (2-shot panorama)

Friday, September 12, 2014

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Magnolia neighborhood - Seattle

Thursday, September 11, 2014