Monday, July 13, 2009

New Hampshire, Baltimore, and China

New Hampshire

Sunday afternoon at the aptly named Pleasant Lake, New London, NH.
Our kayaks are the last two on the right.
Mount Kearsarge is in the background, with the steep trail heading down the slope.


High Grounds, at the corner of Eastern and East, Baltimore
Brett roasts the beans in the back room, where you see the exhaust pipe
coming through the window.

This is Brett’s roaster.
You can see the reflection of the books and the shelves in the chrome,
as it is in the back room of a book store.

The Pagoda in Patterson Park, Baltimore.
Designed in 1891 by Charles Latrobe. It has been restored and is open
every Sunday in the summer.

The view of the Baltimore Harbor, from the top of the Pagoda.
Key Bridge in the upper left, and Fort McHenry in the far right,
where the Star Spangled Banner yet waves, of course.

The humble sight of the back of the rowhouses next to ours,
all built circa 1910, and added on to through the years.
Highlandtown, Baltimore Maryland

Our walled garden behind our rowhouse.
I drew this while sitting up high on a worn wooden step,
which is the grey object in the lower right of the composition.


Family trip to China 2006
This is the view from our hotel window in Hangzhou.
Note fisherman, bamboo scaffolding, and tour buses.
The long red roofed buildings are construction workers’ dormitories.
You see them everywhere!

View from our hotel in Shanghai.
Early in the AM, but notice the school children lined up and doing their exercises with military precision.
The new parts of the city are in the background.

We really had no idea what we were eating sometimes in China.
This meal surprised me. We never did figure out which three items were the “delicacies.”
We were treated to three excellent banquets where we sometimes recognized the foods.

Simon on the red sofa and Ikea pillow

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