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Philly to Raleigh


Last pictures from Philadelphia; first pictures from Raleigh. Includes a couple short movies of Sonja and her first bites of solid food.

56 files, last one added on Sep 02, 2008
Album viewed 187 times



Daily life with baby Sonja (with movies!).

28 files, last one added on May 26, 2008
Album viewed 102 times

Smiths II


Grandparents Smith visit for Hilary's graduation ceremony.

53 files, last one added on May 26, 2008
Album viewed 174 times

Hammonds hit Phily


Grandparents Hammond visit Philadelphia (and, incidentally no doubt, baby Sonja) for the first time.

51 files, last one added on May 13, 2008
Album viewed 179 times

Smith visits


Sonja meets the grandparents Smith.

29 files, last one added on Apr 20, 2008
Album viewed 105 times

Sonja--The Early Days


Pictures of Sonja in numbers only grandparents could love.

65 files, last one added on Apr 09, 2008
Album viewed 183 times

Cambridge & Edinburgh


40 files, last one added on Dec 26, 2007
Album viewed 176 times

BH in the UK


47 files, last one added on Dec 26, 2007
Album viewed 170 times

Budapest & Cambridge (again)


34 files, last one added on Dec 26, 2007
Album viewed 105 times

Baltimore Ave Apartment


Our new place in Philadelphia

17 files, last one added on Oct 23, 2006
Album viewed 100 times

Return to USA


Most of these pictures were taken by Jeremy, whom I met at LAX when I returned to the US on July 4. We drove together up to Idaho, stoping at every major national park we could get to.

126 files, last one added on Sep 02, 2006
Album viewed 200 times

Last Days in Beijing


Pictures of our friends taken during the last few weeks we spent together in Beijing.

42 files, last one added on Sep 02, 2006
Album viewed 181 times

Jeremy in Beijing


Photos from Jeremy's visit to Beijing, and the many and various activities therewith associated, including the Imperial Palace, the Temple of Heaven, and the Great Wall.

86 files, last one added on May 01, 2006
Album viewed 192 times

Istanbul & Ankara


The first album of pictures from our trip to Turkey and Greece. We had only a few days in Turkey, but hit the major sites in Istanbul and had a very relaxing visit with a friend in Ankara.

84 files, last one added on Apr 30, 2006
Album viewed 198 times

Athens to Meteora


From Istanbul we flew to Athens to meet up with Hilary's family, and together we drove up to Delphi, site of the ancient oracle, then further north to the amazing cliff-top monasteries of Meteora.

76 files, last one added on Apr 30, 2006
Album viewed 199 times

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60 viewsCheck out the headline on the upper right cornermudmine
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Janus-Faced Chicken of Wangfujing52 viewsIn the egregiously commercialized shopping district of Wangfujing stands this enigmatic inflatable chicken. Its one face turned benevolently toward the swarms of shoppers hungry for tchotchkes and gew-gaws; its other face a stern mask of warning, perhaps about the soul-threatening perils of consumerism, perhaps about the looming threat of the avian flu. It could also be a weird advertisement for the chicken restaurant behind it. The answer is uncertain. But thank you, giant Janus-faced chicken, for keeping your patient vigil.mudmine
Old Pingyao, new Pingyao31 viewsTo the left is old Pingyao, enclosed by the wall. To the right is new Pingyao, with its factories and dull, identical old concrete dormitories.mudmine
Sonja in the co-pilot's seat118 viewsWell, actually there were no controls over there, so I guess it doesn't really qualify as a "co-pilot" seat. Do all helicopters with one set of controls have them on the right side? Or is this just because it's a Eurocopter?mudmine
Pagodas over Beijing36 viewsA panoramic view of Beijing from atop one of the fake cliffs in the park. In the distance, the flat green-belt is where many olympic-related facilties are being built. You can see on either side of the green-belt lines of construction cranes, working on another phalanx of apartment buildings.mudmine
Enjoying some kem49 views'kem' is the Vietnamese word for ice cream. Or, in this case, something like ice cream, made from ingredients we could not positively identify. It was really good, though.mudmine
Chinese New Year fireworks32 viewsFrom our apartment, Beijing 2006mudmine
Small lake in Bach Ma38 viewsAs you can see from this picture, as we climbed higher on the road, the dark grey mist from the peak descended lower.mudmine
Sonja meets her first pickle98 viewsmudmine
Cannons at one of the gates52 viewsmudmine
Statue of Confucius46 viewsIn the teaching posture usual in sculpture representations of Confucius.mudmine

Last additions
Sonja and mom, relaxing in the den280 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Sonja puts on some lip balm266 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Sonja and Beckett at snack time237 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Bath goggles, version 1.0235 viewsThese are actually Hilary's swim goggles. They proved ineffective, so Sonja got her own pair later.mudmineJun 29, 2010
Beckett helps Sonja put on her bib232 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Sonja in hat and mittens226 viewsFor some reason--perhaps the 90-degree weather--hat and mittens are a popular play costume these days. mudmineJun 29, 2010
Another smile for the camera216 viewsHow's this, paparazzo?mudmineJun 29, 2010
Sonja enjoying a snack at her table223 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Joanna and the toddlers223 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Joanna and Rowan217 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Checking out the otters202 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Examining a giant stone egg217 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010

Category Albums Files
All AlbumsFor those who want it all...
Albums in progresspictures uploaded, need photo captions
Wedding PicturesEverthing nuptial from Philly to Denver.
Philly WeddingThe actual, legal, official, relatively low-rent marriage ceremony at City Hall, and various social events ensuing.
Denver WRPAThe Wedding-Related Program Activities at Boettcher Mountain, and associated program activities.
Life in Beijing
Beijing SightsPlaces we have visited in and around Beijing.
Beyond BeijingTrips to China and elsewhere from earlier this year, and from earlier in our lives.
United States
PhiladelphiaPictures of our former city, its environs, and friends therein.
Historical DocumentsPictures of us before we knew each other.
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