Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The piano on Larimer Street

An early morning encounter

There is a very colorful piano on the sidewalk, on the corner of Larimer and 15th. I just saw it this morning. I have no idea what it is doing there, other than be the unusual encounter that attracts your eye, or even makes you stop and play some tunes.

Flamenco night

The grand finale

Very nice show at Mercury Cafe last night. A couple more here.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Australian Critters

Big hug

Of course no trip to Australia is complete without an encounter with a kangaroo and a koala. For lack of time, my own encounter was in an enclosed environment at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane. See all of those and more here.

The Great Barrier Reef

Last Saturday I took a trip to the Great Barrier Reef. Unfortunately, beginner divers, such as myself, were not allowed to carry cameras underwater. Anyhow, it was one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Let's hope it stays that way.

Sunday I went for a short trip to the Green Island. Some more images are here.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A walk in Cairns

The lagoon in Cairns.

More views, seabirds etc, are here.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Cairns, Australia

Low tide marshlands.

I was up at 4 am, strolling by what was the seaside last night. Some early risers were out for breakfast already.

37,000 ft over the Pacific

The sun rises over the Pacific Ocean.

The 15 hour trip was not too bad, except from the occasional speed bumps. Those who know me and my motion sickness know what I mean.