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Date: 23rd October 2007
Another Calatrava Bridge in California
Saw Jessie's photo of the Calatrava Bridge in Dublin. A similar, much larger bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava spans the Sacramento River in Redding, California. It also has a glass deck, (lit at night) and a huge, sweeping harp-like arch. It is designed to be a sundial, casting it's shadow on a marker at the summer solstice, when people gather at noon. (It's known as the "Sundial Bridge.") It's also adjacent to a great science museum, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, and an 8-mile river trail. Europe has many of Calatrava's inspiring creations, but there are fewer in the U.S. (Milwaukee Art Museum; soon to be new transit hub at ground zero among them).
Dublin in 6 days
Date: 4th October 2007
don't listen to your mother
whine, whine, you'd think she'd be glad to have you back! What's a little junk between mother and daughter? Seriously, jess, your blog was awesome. Don't lose it -- you may want to print it all out for your grandchildren to read someday -- like the travels of Captain Cook. It was fabulous being able to keep up with your adventure. Sheesh! I can't type without a million typos. Hasta la vista
Home sweet home
Date: 6th September 2007
umm...you need to spread out even more? our place is packed to the brims with your stuff!
Home sweet home
Date: 7th August 2007
Ah yes finally got to see the apartment just a week before Richard comes home. Looks comfy to me. Yes Jess, we will make sure between SSM and TB we will make a special plea to everyone to save some good weather for you folks. Today in CBC radio someone from Dublin wrote to say that Canadians should stop complaining how hot it has been because in Dublin people had only experienced rain and rain and rain for about 60 days now. I guess we will not complain about the weather I promise. Thanks for the pics of my sis and bro-in-law. They mentioned they had a good visit with the two of you. Cheerio for now and perhaps the next time I will hear from you, you will be in Canada. V
Month of July
Date: 6th August 2007
this is a standard admin notice. photographs #2 and 17 exceed the allowable creepo levels. please remove and replace these photographs. thanks! -the admin team
Month of July
Date: 21st July 2007
.....now that you have finished the causeway you can officially join the Nolalu hiking club....your first trip will be the Hugginin Trail Loop on Isle Royale ....10 miles in 3 hours round trip no stopping.....keep up the great sightseeing!
Belfast and Beyond
Date: 22nd June 2007
Hi Jess, you are right about the beauty of the country side once you leave the city. The picture of the Beehive Monastery is fascinating. Appears to have some similarities with the Igloos shape wise with the only difference being one is with snow. Hmm too bad about the weather. We have been having great temperatures here especially in Northern Ontario. 30-33 C hotter than some areas in S. Ont.Will make sure to send some of this good weather to Richard and you. Hate to hoard them all to ourselves. Enjoy Belfast. I felt a lump in my throat with the history it left behind and many questions twirling in my head one being why the world still continues to have wars. Would you be going to the Giant's causeway? A must if you could swing it. Keep those pictures coming. cheers vila
Ireland for Awhile
Date: 18th June 2007
Jess, Those pictures are awesome. The photo of the bus houses in Norway bears some similarities with those in N.Ont. Sounds like another amazing race that you took, hiking around Norway in a limited number of hours. You should plan to have a movie night and show all those great pictures you have. v.s
Norway in a Nutshell
Date: 31st May 2007
Hi! Lovely pictures from our beautiful chapel! You were lucky, as the chapel was closed in the beginning of May and will be closed untill the end of the year. Already some disappointed people have been here, although we've tried to inform by every possible way tha The Chapel of Otaniemi is closed because of the renovation.
Date: 26th May 2007
Jess, what a fascinating project. With all that blood sweat (any tears) the project came to fruition. Richard had been updating us on the steps you took during the project and glad to see the completion. Would have been amazing to see it in person. Thanks for the post card we got it yesterday. Enjoy the rest of the week before work begins. Got to see that apartment yet that Richard has arranged. Cheers and take care. v
Veni, Vidi, Vici
Date: 21st May 2007
Hi Jessie, (well okay, Auntie Baffy is typing). While Grandma is off galavanting with her sisters, I am here with Grandpa. We have just read the whole entire blog from front to back. Grandpa liked the travel stories and added some history for me about some of the places also. I think he is very impressed with your blog. Its a good year for pigs and piglets of adventure! Look forward to the Dublin installments. Details of Irish Whiskey for Grandpa please!
Date: 17th May 2007
Hello, i stumbled upon your blog and am glad (but also envious :P) that you attended Vappu this year! I studied in Turku for 2006 and attended Vappu then, and i thought it was one of the strangest festivals ive seen! But i loved every minute of this alcohol-induced mayhem, and i hope you did too!
Date: 14th May 2007
I am very impressed with the design - not quite as intricate as my addition to the Guigenheim - but overall very impressive!
Onward and Upward
Date: 4th May 2007
What about the project?
I was very excited to see that you were starting to build - but no pictures of the project! It's like a soap opera on hiatus! The churches were spectacular.
Date: 3rd May 2007
Okay, what can I say, tulips and friends and adventures all beautiful. thank you for letting me live this vicariously!!
Carleton Reunion in the Netherlands
Date: 1st May 2007
i'm filled with envy of that man's cider helmet.
Date: 28th April 2007
Holy, Holy, Holy
Hi Jess, Your project is very exciting ! I was distracted however by the beautiful white interior shot of the church. If heaven has chapels, I am sure one of them must look something like this! We had a good time at Grandpa's Bday party, I guess Grandpa did too. Must get out to your Mom and Dad's to see the finished product basement soon. I am off to Vancouver week after next, so will stop by to see Heather, and see if we can find Scott.E. too! Carry on ! You are doing a great job!
Date: 15th March 2007
Portugal Part 1: Porto in the Rain
Date: 8th March 2007
I need your email addy
Hi Jessie! Congrats on having your pavilion built -- we were very impressed. Especially Bob, who tells everyone he knows. I have pix of your amazing father's basement operation, painted yet! I can't attach to this message, so pls send your regular email addr so I can send them on. Shjould have done it last week, but too busy. Your photos are wonderful. Keep blogging them to us! SYS Love, Ang
Going to the zoo... how about you?
Date: 7th March 2007
Hey! The clock says 12:20 at the party. How late were you up? Are you supposed to be having all that fun?
Going to the zoo... how about you?
Date: 6th March 2007
From One Pig to Another
Happy New Year!
Canadian Design in Finland and a Whole Lot of Sauna!
Date: 18th February 2007
Keep up the Great Work
Hi Jess, Heard you won the opportunity to have your pavillion built - I am so proud of you! Your efforts to get these photos and share them with us is absolutely wonderful, thank you. (Maybe you could win a contest to make a travel brochure for them also!) Canadian Food, hmmm, lets see, banneck, blueberry pancakes, guess you have no moose to use..., sally anns, and persians if you want to be very specific about your origin! Cranberries, and a fish fry, and s'mores - just brainstorming here.... come on other readers - help Jess out! I put Josh and Gillian on the plane to Florida today, I am thinking they are at least a little warmer than us!
TKK or TKO?
Date: 11th February 2007
enjoyed your site found it looking for some information on my ancestor Queen Karin Mansdotter married to Erik 14th I am finding it hard to find something or a picture of a paiting for example. could you please E-Mail me if you have any ideas Thanks firstname.lastname@example.org
Turku in a Day
Date: 4th February 2007
This is so much fun!
Your trip is a blast. I'm having fun vicariously exploring with you. Hmmmmm... let me think now.... should I be planning to do this my real self?? Anyway, it's great. Keep on sending those gorgeous pictures. I loved St. Henry's chapel. Love how you are tripping those polysyllabic Finnish words off your typing fingers. Love, Ang
Turku in a Day
Date: 28th January 2007
Queen Karin Mansdotter
yep, that's the place. I didn't see the tombs though, I had not enough time.
Turku in a Day
Discovering the architecture of Finland... one building at a time. Hooray for Architecture in Helsinki! Bonus: my visited countries map is slowly filling up! Check out my Visited Countries Map ...
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