Travel – Foreign

My first iOS 6 / iPhone 5 panorama photo (Venice Beach, Malibu)

November 11th, 2012 by alephnaught

My first iOS 6 / iPhone 5 panorama photo (Venice Beach, Malibu)

We went to Venice Beach to check out a flea market, then went back to Malibu to have dinner at the Reel Inn, which is the best inexpensive seafood place we’ve found in the LA area. I decided to try the panorama feature of the new camera app – I think it worked well (it […]

Giant Robot Biennale and Heavenese

October 28th, 2012 by alephnaught

Giant Robot Biennale and Heavenese

Yesterday we went to Little Tokyo to check out the Giant Robot Biennale at Japanese American National Museum; the show was very cool, lots of highly customized figures from artists that show and sell with Giant Robot. We also ran into a Japanese musical troop called Heavenese – they play music combining Japanese and gospel […]

Art Platform Los Angeles

September 30th, 2012 by alephnaught

Art Platform Los Angeles

Aviva and I decided to check out the Art Platform Los Angeles art fair in Santa Monica. It’s held in a few airplane hangers at the Santa Monica Airport. The show was okay, I saw a few things I liked, Aviva saw a few less that she liked (which is normal); we also checked out […]

Photos from Columbus, Detroit, and around LA

August 12th, 2012 by alephnaught

Photos from Columbus, Detroit, and around LA

I just found a folder of photos I neglected to post from our trip to visit our families. My mom, sister and brother-in-law live in Columbus, OH, so we flew there first, then rented a car to drive to Detroit – we couldn’t find a direct flight to Detroit from Columbus (!) and the Amtrak […]

Continental Art Supply and the Getty Museum

August 11th, 2012 by alephnaught

Continental Art Supply and the Getty Museum

Today we started at Continental Art Supply and the Bead Shop next door; we had lunch at Mort’s Delicatessen, a good lunch spot in the valley. Then we drove down to the Getty Museum to see the exhibition “Heaven, Hell, and Dying Well: Images of Death in the Middle Ages” which was drawn from their […]

Travel tool experiments and experiences

June 12th, 2012 by alephnaught

Travel tool experiments and experiences

I just got back from almost two weeks in northern Italy, and I used a different set of tools for this trip than our other trips. I left my laptop at home – I used my new iPad And iPhone for everything. And it worked well – they took up less space, were a lot […]

Flight home from Bologna

June 9th, 2012 by alephnaught

Flight home from Bologna

We got up insanely early – my flight left at 7:10A so I got up at 3:45A to shower and eat breakfast (breakfast at the Sheraton starts at 4:30A). I made the first shuttle at 5A. I had to ask where the Air France check-in was. While i was waiting in line, a woman from […]

Ravenna to Bologna

June 8th, 2012 by alephnaught

Ravenna to Bologna

We got up late by design – we’re both tired and today is a rest day. We cleaned up and checked out of the hotel. After a quick lunch we took a taxi to the train station and caught a train to Bologna. We ate a really good, vegetarian lunch at Botega Conti-De Francesco. We […]

Ravenna, day 2

June 7th, 2012 by alephnaught

Ravenna, day 2

I woke up before the alarm this morning – because the room is a mini-suite I could get up, use the wash room and get on my iPad without bothering Aviva. We cancelled tonight in Bologna – no one knows anything about a strike so we’ll go back to our original plan to train to […]

Ferrara to Ravenna

June 6th, 2012 by alephnaught

Ferrara to Ravenna

We got up very early (5:30A) so we could get cleaned up and eat before trying to make a train just before 10A to Ravenna – otherwise it’s after noon. We checked out (too bad – this was one of the best hotels we’ve stayed in) and made the 9:22A train! It stopped everywhere… We […]