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Návplion to Thira


The final leg of our trip to Greece, beginning in the Peloponnese at the first capital of modern Greece, then taking in the sites of ancient Mycenae and Corinth, and ending at the tourist-soaked but lovely island of Thira (a.k.a. Santorini).

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

Vietnam: Hanoi I


The first installment of pictures from our two-week trip to Vietnam.

57 files, last one added on Feb 20, 2006
Album viewed 193 times

Vietnam: Hoi An


Part II of our Vietnam albums. These images are from our trip with Christine down to the town of Hoi An and nearby sights in central Vietnam.

49 files, last one added on Feb 21, 2006
Album viewed 175 times

Vietnam: Hue


More photos from central Vietnam, these from the city of Hue and Bach Ma National Park--our introduction to giant jungle worms, leeches, and other exciting wildlife.

84 files, last one added on Feb 20, 2006
Album viewed 199 times

Vietnam: Hanoi II


The final Vietnam album, these pictures are from our return to Hanoi, where we met up with Amanda, a friend from Beijing, and took a trip with Christine to sights near the capital city.

68 files, last one added on Feb 20, 2006
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Beijing Fireworks


Photos of the New Year's fireworks in Beijing. All these pictures were taken from our apartment near the Wudaokou subway stop.

7 files, last one added on Jan 29, 2006
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The first of three albums of pictures from our trip to Hunan and Shanghai, January 7-16. Our first stop in Hunan was the small town of Fenghuang, a lovely old city along the Tuojiang River.

70 files, last one added on Jan 19, 2006
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Part II of our Hunan trip, this album features pictures of a 2000-year-old mummy's heart, ancient tombs and treasures, a giant lobster climbing the side of a building, and museums lovely and lowly. Don't miss it!

47 files, last one added on Jan 19, 2006
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Begins with our epic torpedo-launcher bus ride from Changsha, and documents our steps through a fun- and fog-filled weekend in Shanghai.

34 files, last one added on Jan 19, 2006
Album viewed 106 times

Botanical Gardens


Amidst cold and (briefly) snowy Beijing, we visit the tropical environment of the Beijing Botanical Gardens.

43 files, last one added on Jan 19, 2006
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Museum Spree


As the year 2005 expired, so did our book of discount coupons for many of the museums and other sights in Beijing. So in the last days of the year we organized trips to as many museums as possible.

46 files, last one added on Jan 19, 2006
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Summer Palace


The New Summer Palace is a complex of scenic buildings and bridges among lakes and hills. It was where the Imperial court would decamp to when it got too hot in the city. We were there when it was pretty cold, but it was still quite lovely.

26 files, last one added on Dec 11, 2005
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Things from Outer Space!


A visit to the Ancient Observatory, the National Museum (with a *special appearance* of the Shenzhou 6 space capsule), and, best of all--a giant two-faced chicken.

26 files, last one added on Dec 11, 2005
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Beijing's Nationalities Park


China's population is more than 90% Han Chinese; the other 10% is made up of many small ethnic groups. The Nationalities Park is a large Disney-like place dedicated to the celebration of China's multicultural diversity. As someone more clever than I described it, it's kind of like a zoo for minorities.

31 files, last one added on Dec 09, 2005
Album viewed 105 times

Beijing Biennial and Bell Museum


Pictures from a visit to an art gallery displaying works from the Beijing Biennial, and from an entirely different outing to the Beijing Bell Museum.

39 files, last one added on Nov 27, 2005
Album viewed 171 times

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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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