England, December 2001

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Rhona, Alan, & Maya
On this trip, I stayed again in Bristol with my friends, Alan and Rhona. The head of the household is a small, furry matron by the name of "Maya."
Captured Dec 6 2001 8:13:43a

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Alan keeps his head above the paperwork in his office (barely).
Captured Dec 6 2001 4:23:57p

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Kate at her desk, experiencing a Virtual Reality Moment.
Captured Dec 7 2001 1:03:50p

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Simon and Alan
The pub is the place.
Captured Dec 7 2001 5:59:01p

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Oli and Angus
To each his own beer.
Captured Dec 7 2001 5:59:28p

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Peter and Patrick
Peter and Patrick enjoy a round.
Captured Dec 7 2001 6:01:15p

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Alan with his Ferrari look-alike, the Citreon.
Captured Dec 8 2001 10:24:45a

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Kate, the Womble Wannabe.
Captured Dec 8 2001 8:34:58p

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Ki quite bushed
Ki a little ragged after pulling another all-day-all-night paper writing session.
Captured Dec 8 2001 8:35:50p

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Patrick, Simon, & Alan
It was a relaxed group that night. We had some wonderful Indian take-out from Alan's favorite place, and I can see why he favors it.
Captured Dec 8 2001 8:37:05p

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'Hey, gimme back my camera!'
Captured Dec 8 2001 8:38:46p

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From Bristol, I took the train to Brighton to visit my friend, Katerina. Here, we walked down to the beach to watch the sunset before catching a movie. The sparse cloud above the pier house is a flock of black birds, which moved around in waves and was quite a sight to see.
Captured Dec 9 2001 3:38:46p

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Katerina really wanted to see the first "Harry Potter" movie, which we both loved. I had already seen it twice, but it was called "The Sorcerer's Stone" in the States, rather than it's proper British title, "The Philosopher's Stone."
Captured Dec 9 2001 3:39:46p

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Euston Station
The next day, I returned to London to visit with some friends I'd met at the rendering workshop at the University of Central London.
Captured Dec 10 2001 11:01:05a

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Bernhard Spanlang
Bernhard is a UCL Ph.D. student using Radiance to render clothing.
Captured Dec 10 2001 12:07:15p

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I had some free time in the afternoon to tour the British Museum, which is right near UCL. This is a bust of the Emperor Claudius, as seen in the BBC series.
Captured Dec 10 2001 4:21:36p

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A remarkably detailed tapestry.
Captured Dec 10 2001 4:49:37p

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A remarkable detail of the remarkably detailed tapestry.
Captured Dec 10 2001 4:50:54p

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Roman Coinage
These are actual gold roman coins that have been found and collected. Each one must be worth a fortune -- I'm amazed they had these out at all.
Captured Dec 10 2001 5:04:19p

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Roman Coinage Explained
Many of the artifacts in this exhibit were found in "hoards," buried treasures left by rich families who left on travel, never to return.
Captured Dec 10 2001 5:05:59p

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Since it was only 15 days until Christmas, London was poshly decorated for the holidays. Here is a hotel Christmas display in the traditional Garish style.
Captured Dec 10 2001 7:55:19p

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Sophia & Celine
I had dinner with Celine and a few of her friends. This is Sophia, who is from Portugal.
Captured Dec 10 2001 9:23:09p

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Two women we shared our table with, getting cheeky. One was from Africa, and the other was American. Guess which is which.
Captured Dec 10 2001 9:23:47p

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De Montfort
This is just a pond they have at De Montfort University, but the building behind is over a hundered years old, and it all looks quite nice and rustic.
Captured Dec 18 2001 3:18:21p

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