Travel – Foreign

Tokyo

October 15th, 2016 by alephnaught

Tokyo

Tokyo is like New York City on steroids. If you’re going to go to Japan, get a personal wi-fi device; we used it in the hotel rooms, it worked much better than the hotel wi-fis. The company we used, globaladvancedcomm.com, was recommended by a friend and the unit worked well for us, supporting up to […]

Kyoto

October 14th, 2016 by alephnaught

Kyoto

We left for Kyoto Monday October 10. Getting to Kyoto took some help from people in the train stations – hopefully we’ll do better on the way back. If you stop and even look like a tourist that’s lost people will come up to you and demand to help you, even if they don’t speak […]

Pics from Universal Studios

September 19th, 2016 by alephnaught

Pics from Universal Studios

Nathan, Ashley and I spent the day at Universal Studios – we didn’t do any rides (well, Ashley did the Minions ride). We did spend time walking the whole park and taking part in the new Walking Dead ‘ride’. Translate

Photos from Del Toro show at LACMA

September 18th, 2016 by alephnaught

Photos from Del Toro show at LACMA

My son Nathan and his partner Ashley visited us. Luckily the show of Guillermo del Toro’s materials was up at LACMA so we all went. Here are some pics I took. Save Translate

The Getty Villa (again)

July 18th, 2015 by alephnaught

The Getty Villa (again)

I took Nathan and Ashley to the Getty Villa while they were in town – Ashley likes ancient things and I studied ancient history for over 3 years in college (6 credits of ancient Latin shy of a degree). The gardens are based on the gardens from Hadrian’s villa and they are beautiful – I […]

A few pictures for a Sunday

July 12th, 2015 by alephnaught

A few pictures for a Sunday

Here are a few photos I’ve taken recently – hope you like them. Translate

Anime Expo 2015

July 7th, 2015 by alephnaught

Anime Expo 2015

My son and his fiance visited from Michigan and we spent two days at Anime Expo. I must admit it’s a pretty wild ride. There were a lot of people there: A very short video of the Taiko drumming at the start – they had drummers set up on both sides of the entry: You […]

The Bunny Museum and the Huntington Library

May 31st, 2015 by alephnaught

The Bunny Museum and the Huntington Library

Yesterday was Obscura Day in LA – a day to celebrate obscure things to do in Los Angeles. We tried to visit the Bunny Museum once before only to find you needed to call well in advance to book an appointment. The Bunny Museum was on the Obscura Day list! This is one wild place […]

Picture of a tree

May 3rd, 2015 by alephnaught

Picture of a tree

I really like this one – I envisioned the green peeking through a black & white trunk, so that’s what I did. Hope you like it. Translate

More pictures and the Museum of Jurassic Technology

April 12th, 2015 by alephnaught

More pictures and the Museum of Jurassic Technology

Yesterday we decided to crawl a few galleries in Culver City. We saw some pretty good art for a change. Then we went to the Museum of Jurassic Technology – I can’t believe we waited so long to check this out. It’s amazing! It could easily take you a couple hours to read everything – […]