Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Not Egypt - Amsterdam Building "Art"

These photos were all taken on one street in Amsterdam during my April visit:
Ancient Egypt follows me to Amsterdam!
Cats too!

Love this reflection of the building across the street (see next)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Not Egypt - Leiden by Night

A couple of "reflection" photos I took at night in Leiden during my visit in April:
The old market over the Rhine

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Not Egypt--The Tulip Fields of Holland

On my way back from Luxor in April I spent just over three days in Amsterdam and Leiden. It was a wonderful visit and I took these shots of fields of tulips from my train back to Paris via Rotterdam. Enjoy!

"Egipte, panorama des rives du Nil"

An interesting 49-second film from the Lumière brothers in 1895:

Friday, May 06, 2011

End of the Library Season...

The library was inundated on Friday, April 8. Not surprising, since it was the last day of our season! Everyone will now have to wait for late October to come and see us... You can see part of the crowd in this photo:
And on Saturday morning, I was faced with the task of re-shelving the hundreds (well...233 to be precise!) items used. "Before":
And "After":
I must admit that I breathed a deep sigh of relief when I had finished! But sorting, counting, organizing and shelving only took an hour and three quarters, about 15 minutes longer than I had predicted. Forty-two years (I started working as a "shelver" for the El Cerrito (CA) Library in April 1969) of experience paid off!!