England, June 2001

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This is Katerina's oh-so-cozy room in Brighton, where she finished her Ph.D. and nearly did herself in with stress. She is still recovering from her experience, nearly a year later.
Captured June 21 2001 6:24:49p

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Enjoying the flat-owner's cat. Katerina says she doesn't normally take to animals, but she had a soft spot for this one.
Captured June 21 2001 6:31:22p

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This is one of my favorite pictures of Katerina. It captures a small fraction of how beautiful she is in person, which most pictures fail to do.
Captured June 21 2001 8:51:34p

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A great nighttime shot of one of the popular outdoor pubs in Brighton.
Captured June 21 2001 10:25:49p

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Ki's birthday party -- everyone was invited, and everyone came!
Captured June 23 2001 10:35:40p

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Kate sneaks up on Ki with a flaming surprise.
Captured June 23 2001 10:31:55p

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The birthday girls makes her wish.
Captured June 23 2001 10:32:13p

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Kate, Someone, and Erik.
Captured June 23 2001 9:39:54p

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Alan, Ki, and Hazel
Ki opens her presents.
Captured June 23 2001 9:40:26p

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The next morning, Alan, Rhona, Maya (the dog) and I went out looking for breakfast along the pier. We walked quite a distance to get to this place, where you could have eggs and bacon pressed between two pieces of toast. A British delicacy my stomach was too delicate for at that hour.
Captured June 24 2001 10:40:55a

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I love this shot of an abandoned factory across the water, with weeds growing out of the old smokestack.
Captured June 24 2001 11:21:46a

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The Matthew
This is a replica of John Cabot's boat, which sailed to Newfoundland in 1497.
Captured June 24 2001 11:22:20a

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They seemed to be having a sailing race or something in the canal.
Captured June 24 2001 11:26:45a

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Dining with Rhona and Alan, my Bristolian host and hostess (not necessarily in that order).
Captured June 28 2001 8:19:59p

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A high dynamic-range shot of the famous Bristol Bridge.
Captured June 28 2001 9:14:43p

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At dusk, they switched on some decorative lights that looked quite nice, I thought.
Captured June 28 2001 9:41:05p

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Maya the Pathetic
Maya had just had cataract surgery, and was suffering from an all-body rash as well. It's a dog's life.
Captured June 30 2001 9:43:05a

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Alan suiting up for an awards dinner. Well worth it, we all decide the next day, as he walked off with a 20,000 pound cash award for Archlight's business plan.
Captured June 30 2001 10:57:56a

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The huge chapel just next to Bristol University.
Captured June 30 2001 11:15:28a

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Me about to get lost as I ride out alone. 'I don't need a map I say -- I have a superb of direction.' Very, very lost.
Captured June 30 2001 2:18:58p

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When one is getting lost, it is important that one enjoy oneself. This is a beautiful, nearby park that I biked quite some distance to get to, thinking I was far away. The bridge reminded me of midieval times, probably because that's when it was built.
Captured June 30 2001 2:50:20p

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They had an old manor museum on the grounds, complete with a private school.
Captured June 30 2001 3:01:12p

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Captured June 30 2001 3:01:36p

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Back when daylight was the only light, architects made marvelous use of it.
Captured June 30 2001 3:03:18p

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The castle at the top of the hill. Small, but classic.
Captured June 30 2001 3:25:08p

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A shallow cave I decided to explore on the way down the hill.
Captured June 30 2001 3:33:40p

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Other explorers came after me.
Captured June 30 2001 3:35:42p

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The biking/hiking path looked like this pretty much everywhere I went in the park. I left a different way than I came in. One of a good many mistakes I made on my little adventure.
Captured June 30 2001 3:42:10p

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Now, that's Cricket! I watched for about twenty minutes, never gaining the slightest insight as to what was going on. Some sports are simply too subtle for the American mind to grasp. No one was injured the entire time I watched.
Captured June 30 2001 4:04:11p

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The next day, Alan took me to an inn some miles away in Wales, where they brewed some famous ale I didn't even try, not caring at all for ale.
Captured July 1 2001 12:15:37p

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The Boat Inn

Captured July 1 2001 12:16:31p

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A church I quite liked across the main road.
Captured July 1 2001 1:18:01p

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Tintern Abbey is one of the most remarkable "open air" designs of the Post-ancient architectural period.
Captured July 1 2001 1:44:50p

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Multiple-exposures allowed me to combine a single image where you could see both sky and foreground. Most of the others are washed out by comparison.
Captured July 1 2001 1:48:13p

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Welsh is a language not well suited to a written form, as it contains no vowels whatsoever. I dare you to read the right-hand translation of this text out loud.
Captured July 1 2001 1:50:30p

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Truly breathtaking.
Captured July 1 2001 1:52:29p

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Captured July 1 2001 1:52:54p

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Looking up one of the still-standing towers.
Captured July 1 2001 1:54:23p

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I particularly like this angle.
Captured July 1 2001 2:01:53p

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Small world syndrome: Here is David Jones and his wife, whom I'd last seen about 15 years ago at UCB, where he was a graduate student under Jitendra Malik and had a penchant for using Radiance for everything from ground-truth renderings to drawing nice 3-D bar charts.
Captured July 1 2001 2:10:20p

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A parting shot of the abbey. It was such a beautiful place, showing the poignancy of decay with an ironic twist. Man makes artifice to honor the magnificence of God. God slowly and lovingly destroys artifice to honor the impermanence of Man. The scaffolding detracts a bit.
Captured July 1 2001 2:12:39p

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Ki sees me off on the train back to London.
Captured July 2 2001 2:14:08p

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Some blue-billed ducks at the park near the London university where I met up with John Mardaljevic, whom I hadn't seen in a few years.
Captured July 2 2001 4:19:15p

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John with his wife Shona at a favorite curry house in Leicester that evening.
Captured July 2 2001 8:22:39p

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John in his office at De Montfort (formerly Leicester) University.
Captured July 3 2001 9:31:36a

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Garden Cottage
John and Shona's quaint villa in Frisby on the Wreake.
Captured July 3 2001 6:39:15p

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The ducklings of De Montfort.
Captured July 4 2001 1:09:37p

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The ponds had swans.
Captured July 4 2001 1:09:51p

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A small church next to the college grounds.
Captured July 4 2001 1:19:56p

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On a little walk behind the University, I saw a lovely tree, and decided to take it home with me. We weren't allowed to stray from the road, as foot-and-mouth disease was still a problem that year.
Captured July 4 2001 1:58:18p

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I swung back through London on my way home, just to socialize. Here I am at lunch with the UCL group at a nearby, favorite Italian place. Left to right, there's Franco, Celine, Mel, Me, and the Guy sitting next to me.
Captured July 5 2001 1:03:24p

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We visited the British Museum near UCL, just before closing time.
Captured July 5 2001 10:38:24p

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A concept for a modern skyscraper, designed to dwarf and humiliate the buildings kneeling beside it, whilst simultaneously puncturing the stratosphere and shouting to the Universe, "You don't have to be big to be ugly, but it helps!"
Captured July 5 2001 10:47:57p

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One of the famous monuments from Easter Island. The British don't necessarily understand art, but they are expert at its collection.
Captured July 5 2001 10:50:00p

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Celine with some favorite Chinese Bells, all but invisible in the background due to some clever angling and flash use on the part of the photographer.
Captured July 5 2001 10:51:19p

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