Dec 282009

Lapland was incredible.

Dec 192009

The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe.

It quickly becomes mind-boggingly incomprehensible, and then zooms back into Earth. I love this:

Dec 192009

Wasp!

Photo credit: Thomas Shahan

Remind me:

Dec 062009

Saltzburg is probably the epicenter for Christkindlmarkt (Wien-Vienna too). The Austrians know how to do it. Chocolate box stuff.

Here’s our tree:

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