Planning on making a trip to Rome, Venice or Florence? Check out the free digital travel guides from Schmap. The new editions contain some photos I took while vacationing there this spring. Schmap use Creative Commons-licensed photos from Flickr in their guides. They always politely ask for permission first even though strictly speaking they don’t have to. The guides are PC only but they’ve promised me Mac versions will follow shortly.
Despite the heat and humidity this evening I got around sorting through a few more photos taken in Florence. Around 50 new ones have been added to the set. You can start at the first new one here.
I’d like to treat you to a nice example of serendipity. Here’s a photo I took of some stained glass windows depicting the agnus dei:
Just a short post to check in. I arrived back from Vienna this weekend. The week’s training was a lot of fun, very hot and quite successful. I managed to pass all my examinations which means I’m 2nd dan Takeda Ryu aikido now, and have received my assistants-license. Huzzah!
I didn’t take that many photos, most of them after a day’s training, but there’s a few up at Flickr now. Here’s my favourite shot:
I’ll be off to Vienna in a few hours. I’ll be training Takeda Ryu for five days at the Matsumae Budo Center and resting my battered body in the Bosei Hotel. The week will include a tournament and some examinations, so I’m excited to see the outcome of those. I’ll be back on the air next week!
Back by dope demand. Yesterday I returned from my lovely trip to Italy. Dirty clothes are in the laundromat, I’ve caught up on paperwork and e-mail, now it’s time to start going through the huge amounts of photos. Me and my girlfriend have managed to knock off the first few days, but I’ve got literally thousands lying around (I know shouldn’t have bought a new camera…) So it’ll take a while before we’ve gone through ’em all. In the mean time the first few are up. Here’s my favourite of the batch.
I’m back in Utrecht after a few great days in Copenhagen. Reboot 8.0 was surprisingly good this year. I was afraid it wouldn’t measure up to the awesome quality of last year, but I was wrong. Perhaps this year was even better. I’ll have to digest everything a little more before I can say for sure.
I’ll get back later with some thoughts on important issues that were brought up during the event. But first I’m off to Italy for two weeks of vacation and some much needed rest.
So photos and in depth analysis will have to wait a little longer. Back in a few weeks!