Thursday, November 19, 2009

London Calling

One last set of pictures from my Europe trip last month.  

After Copenhagen, mom and I traveled to London where we spent a glorious 5 days.  We were on the run the entire time, trying to fit in all the things we wanted to see:  London Tower, London Bridge, the British Museum, the National Gallery, the National Gallery Portrait Gallery, the changing of the guard, Kensington Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Canary Wharf, Covent Garden, Harrod's, Westminster, Big Ben, St. Paul's Cathedral and West End.  We also managed to score tickets to "Wicked."  What an amazing show!

London is such a fantastic city - I really think I could spend a month there and not run out of new things to see and do.  

The last several years there have been a number of female singers out of the UK that I find myself going back to time and time again - including Duffy - here is her "Stepping Stone."  Can you believe the smoky, bluesy voice that comes out of this tiny blonde?

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009


This week I'm staying in a guest house rather than my normal Delhi apartment which means I usually stand in the driveway for a while waiting for the rest of the team to pick me up each morning.

Today, I plugged in my iPod while I watched a driver wash a car, a housekeeper sweep the walk and a few of the guards playing cricket. The music gave the scene a movie feel - especially this lovely song by Ingrid Michaelson.  I love it when you hear a song and immediately need to track down the lyrics.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Out and about in Delhi

It was a rare no-work weekend in Delhi and I took full advantage.  I did a little more shopping that was actually necessary, but I also added a few photos to my colors of Delhi collection.  Check out the adorable little boy in this first set of photos!

This second photo is of a downed power line we had to get pass on our way home Sunday afternoon.  It took a while, but watching the process was fascinating.

My favorite song this week (and yes it could have something do with the fact that I won't be able to see a certain movie this week along with everyone in the US) but it is also just a beautiful song.

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Rainy Copenhagen

In early October my mom and I set off on our European adventure.  A first for her and a treat for me.  We started in Copenhagen - a truly beautiful city.  We explored beautiful old churches, the waterfront neighborhood and stately old castles.  We marveled and all the bicycles, ate at 7-11 too many times (don't ask) and tried to stay dry.  In fact, our only complaint about Copenhagen was the fact that it rained nearly every day.  

For me the highlight of the trip was celebrating with my friends from Rio as they were awarded the 2016 Olympics.  Years ago, I remember watching the announcement that Salt Lake City would be hosting the Games.  I thought then that it would be fun to be a volunteer, little did I know that I would find myself a part of the organizing committee or that someday I'd be involved in events around the world.  All these years later to be able to celebrate with Rio as they got their turn was a once in a lifetime experience.

Please excuse the blurry photos - between my jumping up and down and their jumping up and down I didn't get a single clear photo.

Because the theme of our Copenhagen trip was rain, a little Patty Griffin feels appropriate.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Third Times the Charm - Kathmandu

Way back in September I went to Kathmandu to celebrate my birthday.  I'm finally getting around to posting a few photos of one of my favorite places on earth.

This first set of photos were taken at the Monkey Temple.  Such a fun colorful place.

The second set of photos came from the Boudhanath Stupa - so peaceful and yet in the middle of a crazy city.

The last set were taken as I wandered through the local Saturday market away from the tourist areas, one of my favorite parts of the trip.

Here's a little Frou Frou in honor of one of my favorite places to visit when I need to let go of the stress of life.

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A Makeover

My blog got a makeover thanks to the lovely Erin at Designer Blogs.  If you are like me and read your blogs through Google Reader, take a minute to click over to my regular site and so you can enjoy her lovely work.

I thought I'd use this post as an excuse to post one of my all time favorite songs, Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes."

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