Posts Tagged ‘photos by others’

Baron(esse)s in the Scottish Trees

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Our second day in Glasgow, Catie and I spent a long time enjoying Kelvingrove Park with Adriane. We spent most of that time up in one tree, resting on branches, watching the sun come out from behind the clouds, and (in my case) taking photos of two pretty Alaskan girls in what seemed for them to be a very natural and comfortable setting. It was a perfect late afternoon, and none of us wanted to give in to the dipping temperatures and come down. It made me long to read Italo Calvino’s “The Baron in the Trees” all over again.

Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)
Glasgow, Scotland (Oct 1, 2010)

Photos taken in Glasgow, Scotland on October 1, 2010. Also available in Facebook format.

The social side of Edinburgh

Friday, October 8th, 2010

You may have noticed that the last post filled with photos from my time in Edinburgh was uncharacteristically sans any people (besides Catie’s shadowed form in one image, and a few anonymous Scots on the streets). I decided to group most of the more ‘social’ shots from Edinburgh together this time, and that is what this post is for (along with this Facebook album, if you so prefer)! We had a fantastic time hanging out with friends old and new in Scotland, and Hilary and Phil were extremely gracious hosts and excellent city guides. (More on Adriane and Glasgow to come in later posts, but spoiler she was also fantastic.)

Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Sep 29, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Oct 2, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Oct 2, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Oct 2, 2010)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Oct 2, 2010)

Photos taken in Edinburgh, Scotland between September 29 and October 2, 2010. Also available in Facebook format.

I’ve got cabin fever! (I’ve got it toooo!)

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

I swear I’m still not complaining, but did I mention that our boat ride on the Karnaphuli River lasted almost 9 hours? I thoroughly enjoyed the trip but there is no denying the fact that Catie and I started to exhibit some serious Muppet Treasure Island style cabin fever as the night wore on.

A brilliant scene from the movie Muppet Treasure Island featuring the song “Cabin Fever”.

I think everyone else had a good time too. Our boat was fairly large with two main levels of seating: one even with the main deck so that you could look out on either side over the water, and the other below deck (which as a result was not visited by anyone even once during the trip). There was also a bow and stern people could hang out on, so long as they didn’t obstruct the captain’s view too badly. The most popular place from which to enjoy the voyage though was by far on top of the boat roof. It was a great place to take photos during the day, and by the end of the night pretty much every single person was up there enjoying the cool night air and the starry sky above. In true Bengali style (and utterly in opposition to the USA’s hyper safety rules), the boat crew never batted an eyelid at our being up there, and we all greatly appreciated this laxity.

Karnaphuli River, Bangladesh (Nov 7, 2009)
Karnaphuli River, Bangladesh (Nov 7, 2009)
Karnaphuli River, Bangladesh (Nov 7, 2009)
Karnaphuli River, Bangladesh (Nov 7, 2009)
Karnaphuli River, Bangladesh (Nov 7, 2009)
Karnaphuli River, Bangladesh (Nov 7, 2009)
Karnaphuli River, Bangladesh (Nov 7, 2009)
Karnaphuli River, Bangladesh (Nov 7, 2009)
Karnaphuli River, Bangladesh (Nov 7, 2009)
Karnaphuli River, Bangladesh (Nov 7, 2009)
Karnaphuli River, Bangladesh (Nov 7, 2009)
Karnaphuli River, Bangladesh (Nov 7, 2009)
Karnaphuli River, Bangladesh (Nov 7, 2009)
Karnaphuli River, Bangladesh (Nov 7, 2009)
Karnaphuli River, Bangladesh (Nov 7, 2009)
Karnaphuli River, Bangladesh (Nov 7, 2009)
Karnaphuli River, Bangladesh (Nov 7, 2009)
Karnaphuli River, Bangladesh (Nov 7, 2009)
Karnaphuli River, Bangladesh (Nov 7, 2009)

Photos taken on Karnaphuli River, Bangladesh on November 7, 2009.