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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 202 times



Daily life with baby Sonja (with movies!).

28 files, last one added on May 26, 2008
Album viewed 111 times

Smiths II


Grandparents Smith visit for Hilary's graduation ceremony.

53 files, last one added on May 26, 2008
Album viewed 185 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 192 times

Smith visits


Sonja meets the grandparents Smith.

29 files, last one added on Apr 20, 2008
Album viewed 114 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 197 times

Cambridge & Edinburgh


40 files, last one added on Dec 26, 2007
Album viewed 186 times

BH in the UK


47 files, last one added on Dec 26, 2007
Album viewed 181 times

Budapest & Cambridge (again)


34 files, last one added on Dec 26, 2007
Album viewed 114 times

Baltimore Ave Apartment


Our new place in Philadelphia

17 files, last one added on Oct 23, 2006
Album viewed 108 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 214 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 192 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 206 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 215 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 215 times

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fresh seafood II54 viewsmudmine
Tian family shrine41 viewsThe shrine was open for tourists, but is apparently owned by a real estate company and not really set up to be terribly user-friendly or informative. The sleeping dogs in the courtyard give some idea of the mood of the place. mudmine
Inspecting the Busy Zoo99 viewsmudmine
Suleymaniye mosque courtyard50 viewsWe kind of stumbled upon this gorgeous mosque, thinking it was the Blue Mosque. No: the Blue Mosque is a bit south of here, within spitting distance of the Ayasofia. But this one is equally spectacular. Designed by the famous architect Sinan, this one was built in 1550-1557 in honor of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent. When we arrived, it was quiet-- just us and a small group of German tourists-- which made it all the more grand.mudmine
Tree full of birds, Yuelu Academy41 viewsmudmine
Brenda & Butch in Japanese House55 viewsAlas, the Japanese House and Gardens were not wheelchair accessible. mudmine
Pingyao city wall41 viewsPingyao has cottoned on to the fact that its city wall is very attractive to tourists from far and near. Most of the old stairways leading up to the wall are locked up, and they sell tickets for the (in China) exorbitant price of 120 yuan apiece to ascend at one of the main gates.mudmine
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Sonja meets her first pickle109 viewsmudmine
World's weirdest parking garage46 viewsThis picture gives you some idea of the weird architecture in and around the park. That grey tree-like thing to the right hides and elaborate staircase. The faux red sandstone cliffs are topped with other minority regions, but behind them is what I believe to be a parking garage, decorated in an attempt to blend in with the other cliff faces. mudmine
Great Wall39 viewsUnreconstructed area between Simatai and Jinshanling.mudmine
Andi and Oni85 viewsA colleague from Penn's HSS department and her baby, born a few months before Sonja. mudmine

Last additions
Sonja and mom, relaxing in the den310 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Sonja puts on some lip balm295 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Sonja and Beckett at snack time260 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Bath goggles, version 1.0259 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 bib255 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Sonja in hat and mittens249 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 camera239 viewsHow's this, paparazzo?mudmineJun 29, 2010
Sonja enjoying a snack at her table246 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Joanna and the toddlers246 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Joanna and Rowan241 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Checking out the otters226 viewsmudmineJun 29, 2010
Examining a giant stone egg241 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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