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Rebuilding

04/17/2019

I thought this was an interesting share-worthy read

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/notre-dame-restoration-gothic-cathedral/index.html

Be Happy

04/15/2019

….there are small ways to improve any job, and those incremental improvements can add up to major increases in job satisfaction.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/07/smarter-living/how-to-be-happier-at-work.html

April 6th. Merle.

04/06/2019

2019 Germany Trip – In Pictures

03/31/2019

I was fortunate to be able to attend a trade show for work in Nuremberg, Germany in March of this year. Many of you know I am an amateur photographer. I love to take pictures along the way. Here are a few select shots from around Nürnberg deep behind the lines in the heart of bonita Bavaria.

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Man takes flight.

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On our way.

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Lufthansa logo art.

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Gentlemen welcome here.

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Lego Millennium Falcon.

This one turned out a bit too dark due to the way the sun was facing. I still liked the picture and I did get a few night shots of this epic restaurant over the river; further along in this post.  

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The king called out his jet fighters.

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View over Nuremberg from the castle overlook.

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Castle guard tower on the approach to the Imperial courtyard.

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Nuremberg church at night.

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Old guard overlook that houses Der Nassauer Keller in the basement.

Outside of the great food, the Heilig-Geist-Spital restaurant has a remarkable history.

The Holy Spirit Hospital in Nuremberg  was the largest municipal facility for the care of the sick in the old imperial city . It was also the depository of the imperial jewels , which were kept in Nuremberg from 1424 to 1796. The hospital was built over the Pegnitz river. 

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Heilig Geist Spital Nuremberg at night from the bridge over the river.

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Heilig Geist Spital Nuremberg at night from the bridge.

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Hotel Fackelmann

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Franco’s spot.

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Sangre del Toro

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Sangre del Toro alternate view

 

Good News

03/02/2019

We hear so much bad news all the time, here is a great story with a real hero from these passengers stuck on an Amtrak train –

https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/03/when-amtrak-train-stalled-in-oregon-snow-crewman-emerged-as-source-of-comfort.html

in a condo made of stone-a

12/24/2018

I got the opportunity to see the King Tut (correct: King Tutankhamunexhibit here at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

Words cannot express the magnificence of it all. Impressed just feels like the understatement of the millenia for such a display of treasures (historical, cultural and of course, financial – everything was really “golded up”).

I can say that I appreciate the antiquities of this plane and I feel fortunate to be able to have witnessed the exhibit here in Portland.

Thank you OMSI (OMSI’s awesome.).

A few select shots from the day –

 

King Tut Tomb Layout

 

Burial Chamber

 

Burial Chamber - Outermost Shell

 

Looking Into the Burial Chambers - Front Door

 

Chamber Wall Arts

 

Chamber Wall Arts 2

 

Chamber Wall Arts 3

 

Innermost and Final Resting Chamber made of Marble and Alabaster

 

All Four Burial Coffins

 

 

Treasured Tomb of Inner Organs for the Afterlife

I’d like my inner remains someday to be plastered in by gold walls, guarded by four ancient goddesses, and hundreds of King Cobra’s displayed to ward off nefarious types in the afterlife as well.

 

King Tut Cobra Jewelry

 

King Tut Jewerly Image

 

King Tut's Chair

 

 

The Mask for All Time

The Mask – A Face for Eternity

#Christmas

12/15/2018