Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mount Washington Trip, March 2010

My father had his 75th birthday late last year and I promised him that I'd go hiking with him for his present (it's one of his favorite activities). Well, he loves hiking in the snow and one of his favorite places to go is Mount Washington, the highest peak in the US, East of the Rockies. So, I was able to oblige last weekend finally, and here are some pictures of the two days we spent hiking.

The first day, we went up Mount Washington itself by way of Lion's Head. This trail let us try out micro spikes/partial crampons, and then when the trail started going straight up, full-on crampons and ice axes.

On the second day, I wanted to try snowshoeing for the first time, so I was told about the Glen Boulder trail which was seldom frequented and thus had unpacked snow. It was an interesting day/trail, as the weather changed radically as I got above tree line and it started snowing and visibility sank quite drastically. Fortunately it started clearing a tiny bit just in time for me to spot the giant 'Glen Boulder', since the trail was often hard to see. All in all, I had an absolutely amazing time and I can't believe people don't do this all the time. It's great exercise (yeah, I can still feel it) and incredibly exhilarating. It made me feel like a kid again, scampering up almost vertical inclines with my crampons. It's very difficult to fully convey the inclines or majesty of the views, but click on the images below to see the photo set I made.

MoMA, March 2010

I went to MoMA recently to see the William Kentridge show. I can not emphasize enough that you should all try to make it to this retrospective. It's really worth seeing, especially if you have any interest at all in motion design. It's a wonderful selection of works and well worth a visit, even if you've seen a lot of his work before. I guarantee that there will be things of his you haven't seen yet here. Very sadly, they don't allow photography in the exhibit, so here are a few shots from other exhibits going on that are worth seeing.
Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present
Projects 92: Yin Xiuzhen
Ernesto Neto: Navedenga

Also, worth checking out if you are near Bryant Park is a public artwork by a friend of mine. It's a stationary zoetrope-like art piece where you can see motion as you move past it. It's worth a look. Enter the D and F station at the North West corner of Bryant Park to see it.

Provincetown Photos, part 1

OK, I've finally gotten around to going through my photos from my recent trip to PTown. It's definitely a wonderful place to visit, especially off season. The deal is that M got a residency there for a couple months, complete with a house. Not bad! Click on the image above to see the photo set.

New Photos Coming!

Been super busy lately, but I've been three places worthy of photos recently, so stay tuned...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

PTown, March 2010!

Whoa, what am I doing in Provincetown instead of being at work? First time in a year and a half that I'm trying to take several days away from the office. We'll see if I make it. M gets to stay here 2 months! It's so beautiful. Hopefully photos to follow!