Wednesday, February 20, 2008

World Heritage Vacation (sorta)

This guy totally wants to visit some of the world's greatest heritage sites. C'mon you Jerry Garcia looking son of a bitch, lets jet set!

First stop, Gokayama traditional houses in Japan.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.

I should know this, but I don''t.

Changdeogung in Korea. South Korea that is.

Some white cathedral of sorts. Someone help me out here.

The enigmatic Sphinx of Ginza. Hey, it's like that Jumper movie.

The Temple of Hephaestus maybe? Correct me if I'm wrong. Maybe its the Acropolis.

Gaudi's Sagrada Família. Completely absurd and amazing.

Miyajima in Hiroshima. Hey! I went there!

Just a short flight south of Hiroshima is Shuri Castle in Okinawa.

The ever faithful Big Ben of London.

Brasilia in... Brazil.

The Colosseum of Roma. Throw the tiny lego Christians to the tiny lego lions.

This was all part of the Pieces of Peace exhibit. Have you been to any of these places in real life? I've been to Miyajima and Rome, saw Pisa from a train back in 2001.

Wow, some sort of art exhibit where photography is allowed in Japan. 3 fucking cheers for that. I have no idea why I can't take photos of the Warhols I was staring at the other day. Or is Technicolor Marylin Monroe camera shy. I know this is Japan, and if photography was allowed you'd be deafened by the thousand shutters of a thousand camera otaku trying to take as many shots of artsy boobs as their 2 gig memory cards could hold. But still, there's gotta be some sort of compromise.

On a random photography note, the Picasa program is the shit. The benefits are big time!
  • Organize your photos on your PC. Great interface. Connects with my camera. Has all sorts of slide show type things. Really clean.
  • Easily upload to Picasa web albums. Push a button and it's done. Really fast as well. I used to use photobucket, and that would take forever to select the shots I wanted to upload, and they would go up at about 20k. Picasa goes at almost 200k. I used to go cook dinner while my photos were uploaded.
  • Integrated with Blogger. This only applies to me and those who use Blogger, but it's a bonus.
  • E-Mail photos. Sends out small shots through Gmail. Choose shots, click email, its done.
  • Star favorite shots. Now when people are over and they want to see my favorite shots, I can just hit the slide show, and they wont have to sit through fifty shots of decaying ikebana arrangements... just one.
Now I need to figure out how to integrate this with flickr, since my friend Aaron hooked me up with a pro account. Soon soon soon. Anyone have any tips? Or should I just spend a couple hours with the flickr uploader tool.

1 comment:

Aaron said...

Cool Lego sculptures!

I would go through Picasa and pick out your favorite photos and then upload those photos to your Flickr page. You can also join certain groups in Flickr that I'm sure would fit you interests.

Keep it up man!