Zurich’s Radium Theatre, or Another One That Got Away – The Hunt For Long-Term Digital Storage Options

I posted this picture before a few times –my apologies to those who have grown bored with it. It’s one of my favorites because it wasn’t at all what I was planning for or expecting. I also didn’t plan or expect for the original, like this one posted a few …

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August pic(k)s

You may have grown tired of seeing this last month, but I never tired of going there every day for two weeks. This is the Bird’s Nest in Beijing, one of my personal faves shot in August 08. A busy month; besides Beijing, August included annual stops to Lausanne and …

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Musee Olympique Philatelic Collection

LAUSANNE — For my fellow stamp collecting fetishists, here are a few stealth shots of the Olympic Museum’s Philatelic collection rooms, to give an idea of how they’re displayed. The museum owns copies of every Olympic stamp ever issued –donated by former IOC boss Juan Antonio Samaranch– and the vast majority …

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In Search of Katarina Witt at the Musée Olympique

LAUSANNE — Less than six days ago I was still in Beijing, stuffing my suitcase with Olympic t-shirts and other knickknacks, trying to come down from an exhausting two weeks. This morning I saw stacks of that exact same officially licensed merchandise being sold in the Musee Olympique gift shop …

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30 Second Cheap hotel Advisor – Lausanne

Hotel du Marche Rue Pre-du-Marche 42 Lausanne When I’m on the road and paying my own way, the only rule I’m guided by is to find the cheapest room available with a private bath. Hostel days are behind me. In Switzerland though, nothing is cheap, and rules are meant to …

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What do baguettes infested with mice and pregnancy have in common?

Can someone, anyone, please enlighten me? Window display for a maternity apparel shop, Zurich, 08-Sep-2007 What do baguettes infested with mice and pregnancy have in common?, originally uploaded by pirano.

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30 Second Cheap Hotel Advisor – Lausanne

La Croisée Avenue Marc Dufour 15 Lausanne, Switzerland Stayed one night, 10-July 2007 If there’s anything cheap in Switzerland, I have yet to find it. So La Croisée, at 110 CHF/night (66 EUR) has to be considered a good deal. A pleasant 10-minute walk from the main station (except if …

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