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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Photo Hunt #81: Black

This theme is open to many interpretations.  I choose to go this way.  Black and orange are the SF Giants (baseball) official colors.  GO GIANTS!!!!!!

This is the home of the photo hunt.

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Sky Watch #88: San Francisco Blues

Symbols of California – Golden Gate Bridge, California poppies, and Blue Skies.

San Francisco is a beautiful diverse city with friendly and opinionated people (that’s not always bad, you know).  She is willing to share every thing she has with everyone, just don’t use the F word when referring to her.  You know the F word.  Still don’t get it?  Don’t refer to her as FRISCO.  She and her inhabitants don’t like that.  You’ll be marked as outsiders instantly when you use that term.  Around these parts they call her THE CITY or sometimes SAN FRAN which most locals tolerate.  Now that’s a bit of a trivia today. I should have shared this with MY WORLD but seeing that the same people are participating in these memes would save me from duplicate postings.

SKYWATCH is a weekly gathering of sky watchers and sky lovers.  Join us.

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Window Views and Doors Too#20:

On the way to Lake Tahoe one winter, we stopped at a narrow bridge along Highway 50.  We started shooting at the river and the rocks on the river and when I turned around I noticed this abandoned house.  Little did I know then that this shot would come in handy for a meme. 

Go visit more windows and doors here.

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Watery Wednesday #56: Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt has been called the Jewel of Oakland.  A unique fresh and salt-water lake, the largest such lake located within an urban area consisting of 3.4 miles around the circumference of the lake, covering 155 acres of land. The depth of Lake Merritt varies upon how much water is allowed to filter in from the Estuary and upon rain water intake. [infor from oakland site]

It is a 5-minute drive from work.  My walking buddies and I have talked about driving to the lake and walking there during our lunch hour.  Still havent’ done that yet.

I took this shot three Fridays ago after an early dinner (sushi – see photo hunt photo below) to celebrate hubs co-workers’ b/days.  Around this side of the lake are eats and pubs and the side I showed you are the apartments.  Who wouldn’t want to live there?

More you ask?  Go and visit WATERY WEDNESDAY headquarters.

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

My World #70: A Walk for Remembrance

The Armenian Genocide Commemorative Committee of Northern California is holding a “Walk for Remembrance” across the Golden Gate Bridge to commemorate victims of the Armenian Genocide by the Turkish Otoman Empire and all others who have suffered from crimes against humanity. The walk is scheduled for Saturday, April 24th from 11:30-2:30pm, starting at the South end of the bridge. We invite you to join us to commemorate all victims of genocide, create awareness and fight to prevent future crimes against humanity.

That’s the invite on the community events page.  We have been made aware of this event by a woman from church.  It would be a  nice thing to do she says and we agreed.  Anything that would take us outdoors on a Saturday especially if the event takes place in Golden Gate Bridge, we are there.

It was the most glorious day.  We ended up spending a lot of time on and below the bridge.  I took a ton of photos.  We walked and walked and ended up in Fort Point pier, talked to fishermen, and walked around some more.

When we were ready to go, we drove around the Presidio.   Hunger pangs called and the answer was a little snack at this Vietnamese place in Clement Street.  Then we drove to the Golden Gate Park, parked the car and walked some more.  It was the day to walk – for remembering the victims of genocide, or simply for energizing the soul.  I was glad I woke up early that Saturday and walked.

MY WORLD is here.

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Photo Hunt #80: Addiction

Constant craving for this stuff probably means I do have an addiction 🙂

Curious about other people’s addiction?  Head on to the home of PHOTO HUNT, to find out.

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Sky Watch #87: Grecian Blue

Athens graciously welcomed us with the warmth of their sun and  treated us to  delicous Grecian blue sky.   I am hoping that someday I would be given the chance for a return visit – hopefully much longer than a day excursion.[November 2009]

Sky Watch is a weekly gathering of sky watchers and sky lovers. 

BTW, Happy Earth Day everyone!

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Window Views and Doors Too #19:

An eye-catching home that is now housing the Radio Museum in Virginia City, NV. 

Teach Mary hosts WINDOW VIEWS AND DOORS TOO. Come and join us.

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Watery Wednesday #55: Piraeus

If you’re coming to Athens by ship, boat, or any type of water carrier, chances are you will be dropped here in the port of Piraeus.  It is located 12 km south of Athens.

In addition to being the largest marine – based shipping centre of Greece, Piraeus is also the commercial hub of Greek shipping, with most of Greece’s shipowners basing their commercial operations there, largely centred around the street Akti Miaouli. [wikipedia]

We also noted a number of foreign embassies have offices here.

WATERY WEDNESDAY is hosted by 2sweetnsaxy.

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

My World #69: Christ Church, Malacca

It was a lovely weekend around these parts – Sunday the temp was up as high as low 80s.  A weather meant for walking in the park.  And following two weekends in a row of wet, cold, and breezy weekend, we took advantage of this upturn in the weather.  That’s why both days my husband and I went out to walk in two different parks and brought our cameras to shoot.  I uploaded these new images on my PC then walked away and did some chores.  When I was ready to blog, my PC was not responding. It seems like it’s affected by some virus again.  I am blogging from my laptop right now.  Call me old fashioned but I am more of  PC person.  I just love my mouse 😀

So without access to my new images, I have to go to plan B – which is browse thru my pics on Flickr and see what I can share for today.  I am hoping that nothing really bad happened to my images.   Keeping my fingers crossed.

This is my plan B for this week:

From Wikipedia:  Christ Church is an 18th century Protestant church in the city of Malacca, Malaysia. It is the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia and is within the jurisdiction of the Lower Central Archdeaconry of the Anglican Diocese of West Malaysia.

The church is built in Dutch Colonial architecture style and is laid out in a simple rectangle of 82 feet by 42 feet. The ceiling rises to 40 feet (12 m) and is spanned by wooden beams, each carved from a single tree. The roof is covered with Dutch tiles and the walls were raised using Dutch bricks built on local laterite blocks then coated with Chinese plaster. The floors of the church are paved with granite blocks originally used as ballast for merchant ships.[4].

The original Dutch windows were reduced and ornamented after the British takeover of Malacca and the porch and vestry were built only in the mid-19th century. [wikipedia]

I am hoping this is not a duplicate post.  If God allows it I would love to be able to return to Malaysia and explore other areas.

MY WORLD is here. Join us.

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2010 in Uncategorized