Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Take Away

March 31, 2015. One last look at Ghent in the early morning light as I wait for my train to Brussels airport. Surprisingly I was able to get home in only two hops - direct to Montreal, and then to Moncton. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1C42tbP

Monday, March 30, 2015


March 30, 2015. Gave my presentation first thing in the morning, slept 6 hiurs, went out for supper and a walk in the rain, and shot this photo. 'Gravensteen' means 'Castle of the Counts'. gravensteen.stad.gent/ From Flickr http://ift.tt/1Cqj5hE

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Huberto et Johanni van Eyck

March 29, 2015. Ghent. Cold and rainy and very windy. Yeas, that's my one free day in the city. I made the best of it, walking around 6 km taking pictures.Tonight I have dinner (why do they eat so late?) and tomorrow, first thing, my talk. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1GEgJPj

Saturday, March 28, 2015


March 28, 2015. I've been grumbing all day today about the logistics, but after finally arriving in this railway station I have to say Ghent is truly spectacular - complete with castle! I won't be here long at all but it was truly not to be missed. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1HcthLO

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Fog Rolls In

March 27, 2015. The hotel at Sausality where I'm staying is an old military base just under the Golden Gate Bridge. In the middle of the night the fog horns started, and this is the sight that greeted me in the morning. That's about all I say, as by noon I was on my way out of San Francisco. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1F2xQIA

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Inside the Muir Woods

March 26, 2015. A visit to the Muir Woods National Monument was on today's lunch hour schedule - we had a box lunch in the bus, and then wandered around the woods. Myself, i walked out as far as the fourth bridge and took the hillside trail back. I had some issues with the camera because of a very low battery but I made it work, I think. This is a lovely place; I'd love to be back one day during a rain when the woods are empty of people. For more on the forst see http://ift.tt/158ym95 From Flickr http://ift.tt/1EIj9HW

Douglas Gayeton

March 25, 2015. Douglas Gayeton gave the opening keynote at the Hewlett Grantees conference today, an interesting account of the intersection between lexicons and sustainability. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1HNPOyH