Distractions, reflections

David Ing, at large … Sometimes, my mind wanders

2014/07 Moments, July 2014

Los Angeles, CA; Toronto, Ontario; Warsaw, Poland; Krakow, Poland; Niagara Falls; Washington, DC; Rosslyn, VA.

Sketinghuish 1, 2, 3
Sketinghuish 1, 2, 3. Installation by Sket One, in L.A. Heat exhibit, Chinese American Museum. Painting by Audrey Chan in background. (Olvera Street, Los Angeles) 20140703
Barracks moved from Wyoming
Barracks moved from Wyoming. Disassembled and reconstructed American concentration camp for Japanese from Heart Mountain Wyoming circa 1942, now at Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles) 20140703
Flexing at Muscle Beach
Flexing at Muscle Beach. Judging for Mr and Mrs Muscle Beach on Independence Day in Venice’ California 20140704
Fitting hands at the Chinese Theatre
Fitting hands at the Chinese Theatre. Sizing up to Samuel L. Jackson in concrete in front of the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Usual crowds, even on July 4.
Usual pickup, Pearson Terminal 1
Usual pickup, Pearson Terminal 1. Even Adam says that the pattern of arriving so Pearson Airport, and being picked up by family is getting to be familiar. (Toronto) 20140705
Warszawa Centralna
Warszawa Centralna. S3 train from Chopin Airport to Warsaw Centralna station sorry short but slow. Bought ticket for Krakow on Friday, office for English. (Warsaw, Poland) 20140716
Farm north of Krakow
Farm north of Krakow. Train paused, horses not paying attention. Journey from Warsaw to Krakow shows lots of agriculture, and a few towns. Fighting key lag in compartment of 6 passengers. (Krakow) 20140718
Barbican, Krakow
Barbican, Krakow. Touring historic sites in Krakow, noticing tight walkways and low headroom. Poland must have fewer lawyers, as simple warning signs of hazards suffice (Krakow) 20140719
Desk at Schindler’s Factory
Desk at Schindler’s Factory. Enamel factory of WWII run by Oskar Schindler rebuilt into immersive museum of Krakow before and during war. Tough for Poles, tougher for Jews (Krakow) 20140720
Jagiellonian U 600th Anniversary campus
Jagiellonian U 600th Anniversary campus. Uni in Krakow dates back to 1394, but 25 minute tram ride to third campus not yet fully completed. Circular glass library fronts management and social communications school. HSSE meetings in AHFE conference (Krakow) 20140722
Krakow airport construction
Krakow airport construction. Reports of Krakow Terminal 1 as work in progress is accurate. Coming from a university campus due for completion in 2015, Polish economy seems healthy. Food and lodging seems cheaper than other European cities. (Krakow) 20140723
Niagara Falls from the Rainbow Bridge
Niagara Falls from the Rainbow Bridge. On a summer Friday morning, the Rainbow Bridge border crossing was the quickest, not to mention most scenic, way into the U.S. DY driving, so passenger shot out window while moving (Niagara Falls) 20140725
Skylights, Library of Congress
Skylights, Library of Congress on Flickr. Ceiling to blue sky on Great Hall of the Library of Congress has lots of tourists continuing from Capitol Hill tour. Ties between public record and democratic ideals (Washington, DC) 20140726
Key Bridge from Rosslyn
Key Bridge from Rosslyn on Flickr. Cloudy Sunday morning overlooking Potomac River into Washington DC. View from 9th floor hotel balcony, don’t see the joggers and cyclists that we saw yesterday, but we are an hour earlier (Rosslyn, VA) 20140727

Systemic Design track at ISSS
Systemic Design track at ISSS. Lots of friends at #isss2014 session, says Peter Jones @redesign. @OCAD #sfi activities reviewed starting session on Systemics in the Design community. (Washington, DC) 20140731
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