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    Quote Originally Posted by DBT View Post
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    Sign of the times;

    Are you home for a bit now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmbteach View Post
    Are you home for a bit now?
    No, I'm in my old home town in Victoria. I had meant to head north again in Sept but that's not looking too promising. They are talking about closed borders for the rest of the year. Oh, well, retirement means no rush or stress. Go with the flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gmbteach View Post
    Are you home for a bit now?
    No, I'm in my old home town in Victoria. I had meant to head north again in Sept but that's not looking too promising. They are talking about closed borders for the rest of the year. Oh, well, retirement means no rush or stress. Go with the flow.
    Well, drop by for a few days if and when you can.

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    Not going anywhere these days. For obvious reasons we cancelled our trip to New York scheduled for April 9th, and our planned trip to the Baltic states is on indefinite hold. So I’m looking through some old images. We took a long weekend trip to the Grand Canyon about twenty years ago. I had a first generation digital camera. I think it had 2.5 megapixel capacity. The pictures looked like paintings when printed out, but OK on a monitor. It had a proprietary file type, but I was able to find a converter online and rend them as JPGs.

    We stayed at the El Tovar lodge right on the South Rim, built in 1905.

    It snowed five or six inches that first night while we slept.



    Interior of El Tovar.



    The view from the lodge.



    More shots.






    We took a ride in a helicopter. The pilot flew along the South Rim, but low enough and far enough inland that we couldn’t see the canyon. Then he suddenly turned and flew directly toward the canyon at full speed. With Thus Spoke Zarathustra (the theme from 2001) pounding through our headsets we blasted over the rim.



    At this point the canyon is about a vertical mile in depth (1610 meters).


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    Speaking of travel photos, I'm working from home and had a slow day today so was backing up some old photos to Microsoft One Drive. I came across a few from when I visited my girlfriend's house in a small village in Southern France (La Barroux IIRC) during my study abroad. Only a true concoction of dumb confidence can get a 19 year old across the Atlantic ocean, playing guitar in American Eagle shorts in Southern France. I even spent the year growing my hair out to boot.



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    On the road, central NSW highlands.



    Old growth Eucalyptus forest.




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    Mexico City

    Well, we still can’t travel anywhere, so I thought I’d contribute some photos from our trip to Mexico City a year and a half ago, in October of 2018. This was our second trip to Mexico City in the last three years, because t’s a relatively short flight for us. This time we stayed near the center of the old city.

    We were within walking distance of the Museo de Arte Popular (Folklore Museum), which was one of the reasons we went. Here is a beaded Beetle, which greets you when you walk in:



    Here is a detail of same:


    The museum sponsored a parade of fantastical creatures which we saw:


    The parade featured dancers, marching bands, mariachi bands, and well over 100 of the creatures. It took a couple of hours.


    Ah, the days before social distancing!

    We also visited an art museum situated in an incredibly beautiful, lush park, the Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino.


    The museum park featured a pack of Xoloitzcuintle dogs (Mexican hairless dogs, known as Xolos for short). This breed is supposedly 3,000 years old, and was worshiped by the Aztecs. They’re fairly rare nowadays, I believe.


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