Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Last year was the 15th Xian City Wall International Marathon where people from all over the world came to run on the wall.
But, on the day I visited, only a few tourists braved the cold and rain.
Friday, March 26, 2010
The water tower label reads...
Fancy Fruits for Salads
The Libby Cannery opened in 1902 might be long gone, but the tower that supplied the water to the factory and its workers still stands in the middle of Silicon Valley surrounded by high-tech companies.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
I pass this building a number of times when commuting on the train and I have always been intrigued with its design. Little did I know this was an old courthouse turned historical museum and is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
The other day, I went in for a look...
I was pleasantly surprised what a great museum this is to learn about local history. I had never heard of this place until I accidentally discovered it on the internet on the morning prior to my visit.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Opened in 1929 in Redwood City, California (30 minutes south of San Francisco), the movie and live entertainment Fox Theatre is currently in foreclosure proceedings and will be put up for sale at an auction.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
I have been pondering to what it might mean.
Does it simply mean they are closed, no horse riding, no riding into the sunset, or...?
There are no horses in the park as far as I know.
What do you think?
Friday, March 12, 2010
Click here if you haven't seen the very unique marionette performance.
After the Olympics was over, both of these giants were housed at the Terra-Cotta Army Museum in Xian.
In the first picture, you can see how they dwarf all the visitors below.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Monday, March 08, 2010
With my standard lens, I would only be able to capture a portion of the lobby entrance to the California Academy of Sciences Museum in San Francisco. I could not show you the "whole picture" or its enormity.
As a newly remodeled building, the floor-to-ceiling windows allows in more natural lighting for energy efficiency.
In general, I think people prefer luminous surroundings than a dreary and dark setting.
What do you think?
Friday, March 05, 2010
What do you think? Do you have another humorous story to describe these creatures' behaviors?