One Year Ago: Photo Time Capsule, Part III

The last month (of travel last year) was an interesting collection of friends from half a world away. I was with Charlie by this point (beginning of July) in Italy where we met up with his friend Andy, who’s from Germany but Charlie actually meet in Ecuador.

While in Italy, we also met up with James, who know both Charlie and me from Seattle, and Mark — who James knows from his time at Occidental.

I left Charlie in Italy and continued on to Switzerland where I met up with Quinn, a best friend from Seattle, at L’Abri. We then continued north and to hang out with Remo and Gunther, who first stayed with my family over 13 years ago in Seattle when Remo was in school.

After traveling with Quinn a bit, Charlie met back up with us in Prague (just in time for the tour). We finished touring together in Czech Republic, Poland, and Germany: Three great friends half a world away.

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Florence, Tuscany, Italy


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Florence, Tuscany, Italy


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Aigle, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland


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Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


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Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


Halt! Stou!
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Gmina Oswiecim, Lesser Poland, Poland


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Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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Berlin, Berlin, Germany

via the Photojojo Time Capsule

This weekend is going to be ridiculously awesome! This evening, Carly and I are going Buzz Putting1 with a bunch of friends to celebrate Beth’s birthday. Then tomorrow we’re going to have breakfast and enjoy the Blue Angles — whom I haven’t been in town to see for the last two years — then a Polish wedding, a bachelor party2, all topped off with lunch with Jon and Kristen — who are getting married in less than a month — on Sunday!

Pyramid Formation Turn
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Pyramid Formation
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Bottom Side Pyramid Formation
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Anyway, that wraps up the Photo Time Capsule series; hope you enjoyed the tour!


  1. “combining the best of childhood and being 21+” 

  2. sans Le GF 

Running

One of the great things about my new place is how close I am to Green Lake. One of my goals for coming back to Seattle and being in The Real World™ is to exercise. I tried it a year ago with CrossFit, and had mixed success. I was able to find the time to do it, but I didn’t have any idea of what I was doing. This may have contributed to my numb hand incident last year, which I eventually was resolved with a little bit of PT, however I had lost my exercise momentum.

But, this is a new year! And it would be a shame to waste Green Lake’s paths at 5am in the morning. Running seems like a pretty easy thing that I already know how to do (no special training required, although I did run track for a season back In The Day™). So I get up, drag my self out of bed (sometimes with the assistance of Ben or Quinn, who have each run with me once – although Quinn did it with me on a mid-Sunday morning), and run.

I ran two days last week and did not get around the lake either time. I ran yesterday with Quinn and today by myself and managed to get around both times1! The sun has barely started to rise and the air is nice and cool, making for ideal running conditions (for me at least).

run_ready20080909 If I can keep this up for the rest of the week, I’m planning on getting a Nike + iPod gadget that links my shoe to my iPod. My iPod will then be able to give me real time feedback on how far I’ve run, my pace, time elapsed, calories burned, etc…all to music! Anyone have any experience using the Nike + iPod and want to weigh in on it’s effectiveness?

Anyway, most mornings I’m out the door by 5:05am. If anyone wants to run with me, meet me in front of my building. If you know for sure that you want to run, try to give me a heads up the day before so I can let you know if I’m running or not the next morning.

Hopefully I can stick with this.


  1. getting around is not the problem, getting around in time to get ready for work so I can catch the carpool is the problem 

Dateline: Berlin, Day 2 — Sandeman Tour, Again

Berlin, Germany
31 July 2009

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Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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Berlin, Berlin, Germany


The Steles
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Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Dateline: Krakow, Day 3 – Schindler’s Factory

Krakow, Poland
29 July 2009

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Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland


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Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland

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Dulowa, Lesser Poland, Poland


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Dulowa, Lesser Poland, Poland


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Dulowa, Lesser Poland, Poland


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Dateline: Prauge, Day 2 — Sandeman’s Tour

Prauge, Czech Republic
21 July 2009

Justin from Sandeman’s New Prague Free Tour took us on a 3-hour walking tour that covered things such as:

  • Old Town Square
  • St. Nicolas’ Church
  • Church of Our Lady before Tyn
  • Kinsky Palace
  • Statue of Jan Hus
  • House of the Black Madonna & Museum of Cubisim
  • Powder Tower
  • Art Nouveau Municipal House
  • Czech National Bank
  • Wenceslas Square
  • Estates Theatre (First Mozart Performance)
  • Astronomical Clock
  • Kafka Statue
  • Maiselova Street & Old Jewish Quarter
  • Rudolfinum – Czech Philharmonic
  • Prague Castle & St. Vitus
  • Karlov Most – Charles Bridge
  • WWII – Prague Uprising

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Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


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Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


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Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


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Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


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Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


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Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


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Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


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Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


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Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Dateline: Prauge, Day 1 — Getting There

Prauge, Czech Republic
20 July 2009

The thing that sucks the most about traveling by train is that it can take all..

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…day…

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…long.

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Dateline: Budapest, Day 2 – Exploring

Budapest, Hungary
19 July 2009

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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary


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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary


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White/Yellow on Blue/Brown
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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary


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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary


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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary


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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary


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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary


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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary


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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary


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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary


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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary


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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary


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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary


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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary


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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary