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Disneyland Day 0

A few travel pictures as we head to Disneyland and then Oma’s.

The sunlit slopes of Mt. Rainier as we fly past the western flank heading south.

The faintly visible Hollywood sign on final approach into LAX.

Waiting for the shuttle bus to Disney and enjoying the Saarinen.

Cruising down one of LA’s numerous freeways only to see a spent Falcon booster at the SpaceX facility.

The view to the east from the hotel lounge of Downtown Disney and in the background a few of the Disneyland attractions sticking up above the trees.

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Sunny Seattle

An unexpectedly warm and beautiful January day for a walk up the hill to Kinnear Park. The kids had fun swinging, and Theo loved the sign that explained how the trees in the park grow.

Mount Rainier in the haze over the red cranes of the Port of Seattle viewed from the north at the top of the Kinnear Park stairs off Olympic Place.A glowing sunset over Elliott Bay with Alki Point on the left and in the lower center a silhouetted bulk carrier docked at the grain elevators viewed from above and east at the Kinnear Park overlook.A bulk carrier underway heading southeast into Elliott Bay from Puget Sound with the Olympics in the background and a bit of grain elevator in the lower foreground. The rust red railing of the Kinnear Park overlook is in the lower right, as are some green park areas and many leafless trees.

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PodCon Sunset

The white awning of the WSCC skybridge is in the foreground of this shot down Pike St to the SW with the Pike Place Market sign at the end and a red sky behind the Olympics across the bay.

Obligatory view from the Washington State Convention Center skybridge.

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Rainbow Tauntaun

A page from a Star Wars coloring book featuring Han Solo riding a tauntaun has been partially colored in pencil with many stripes, including a rainbow of chest fur. On the left, two Yoda stickers have been affixed.

Theo’s latest work. “The man looks cold.” I like the tauntaun’s beard.

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Thankful for Water

The family stands on a stone plinth in the distance as viewed from the footbridge above Myrtle Edwards park with Elliot Bay and West Seattle in the background.

Enjoying a pre-pie walk down to the waterfront park.

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Pomegranate Knolling

A white kitchen table is laid out with a large knife, a brown cutting board, four pomegranates, a glass bowl full of water, a strainer, and another glass bowl with paper towel lining.

Ready to deseed with Theo!

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Space Triangles

The Space Needle at night lit from below highlighting the triangular seams between plywood panels of the semi-regular dodecagon scaffolding under the crown.The Space Needle is being remodeled and the scaffolding has a cool geometric pattern to it.

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Flat Data

A portrait of Lt. Cmdr. Data, circa fourth season, made entirely out of colored Lego on a flat plate in a pixel art style.The highlight of BrickCon 2017.

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Web of Ash

Noticed this morning that an industrious spider on our balcony had captured a number of ash flakes from the Eagle Creek Fire in her web.A large golden-orange spider sits in the center of a geometric web with hundreds of tiny white flecks of ash caught in it. In the background is a brown balcony railing with decorative light bulbs. The background is the out of focus green of our neighbor's trees.A large golden-orange spider sits in the center of a geometric web with hundreds of tiny white flecks of ash caught in it. In the background is a brown balcony railing with decorative light bulbs. The background is the out of focus green of our neighbor's trees.

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Planes on a Train

Yesterday while waiting for the bus to Magnolia along Elliot Ave, a train carrying three Boeing 737 fuselages went by. Presumably heading south to Boeing Field from the Everett plant?

EDIT: Correction from my uncle and dad: these fuselages were probably built at Wichita, KS Spirit AeroSystems plant and are heading for the Renton Boeing plant.

Two unpainted green 737 fuselages are visible through trees in front of the water of Elliott Bay across a wide street. They are pointed left as the train rolls southbound.An animated GIF of a burst photo showing cars zipping by both directions in the foreground while three plane fuselages on a train slowly move to the left in the background.

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Nicolas Ward

Software engineer in Natural Language Processing research by day; gamer, reader, and aspiring UltraNurd by night. Husband to Andrle
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