Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I'm back

As Lorien mentioned, I was in Barcelona and Rome for work, for about a week and a half total. I had hoped to blog from the road. But the trip ended up involving a lot more work than I had imagined, and I wanted to make the most of my precious little spare time, as well as get away from my laptop for a bit.

I'm still a bit tired and jet lagged (just got in last night), so I'll keep it brief for now. Here are a couple of pics. The first is of me in Barcelona atop some Gaudi apartment building, with the Sagrada Familia (crazy Gaudi church still under construction after more than 100 years) in the background. The second is a view of St. Peter's Square and St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City at twilight.

More pictures will be coming in the near future.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Scattered to the four winds...

It's been a while, so I thought I'd update. Right now I'm in Toronto visiting my parents, and Rich is in Barcelona for work, and will be in Rome next week.

The picture was taken by my father of me and my mother yesterday in front of the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario). I hadn't been there since I was a teenager, and I've always thought of it as a second-rate collection, but I was really impressed by how they've updated it. If you're among our Toronto readership, I particularly recommend visiting the Holman Hunt exhibit (there until May) and the permanent contemporary collection on the 5th floor.
Rich will hopefully be providing some photos from his current trip some time in the not to distant future. He told me that today he was at Sagrada Familia, the Gaudi Cathedral in Barcelona.

Meanwhile, it's been pouring in the Bay Area, which is always a mixed blessing. I hope the cats are okay (they're being looked after by our next-door neighbor) and that the basement is not a swimming pool.