England & Cyprus 2006 (part 1)

On this trip, I spent about a week and a half in Manchester, traveling to Leicestershire on the weekend, then to Bristol afterwards. From there, I flew to Cyprus for the EG Symposium on Rendering, then back to London for a day. The EGSR page is linked here.

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My first stop was Manchester, where I spent about a week on a new research project with the university there.

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Nick and Mashhuda
Mashhuda is the main person I'm working with, and she and her husband Nick put me up (put up with me) in their home during my stay.

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Doing a little shopping for a home-cooked Indian meal.

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Mashhuda's house backs up onto a lovely wood, and we took the scenic route to work this morning.

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An HDR photo of the old part of the university.

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Here is the computer science building where we were actually working, or at least pretending to.

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On the weekend, we drove to Leicester, where Mashhuda and Nick visited her parents while I visited my friend John and his family.

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John lives in the little village of Frisby on the Wreake. The Wreake is a kind of creek the other side of the tracks from his house.

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Here is a panorama I took of Frisby Lake.

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The next morning, John took me for a nice walk to the neighboring villages of Leicestershire along the Wreake.

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There were a fair few gates such as this separating the pastures.

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Hoby Church
Each village had its own little church, which made it easy to locate from a distance.

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Here is the view of the Hoby church on the path to Rotherby.

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Rotherby's church pointing the way.

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Rotherby Church
And here it is.

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Back in Manchester, we spent a good part of the day photographing various buildings for our inverse lighting project.

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Mashhuda is actually a bit frustrated in this photo, trying to get her USB port to recognize my memory stick.

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We had a nice dinner the last night with some of Mashhuda's friends.
Left to right: Alison, Jon, Mashhuda, James, Allen, Nick, John

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On to Bristol

EGSR 2006 in Nicosia, Cyprus

Agia Napa, Cyprus

The day after the seminar

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