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Rochester, NY
A Semi-Tronkie Travellogue - Day 2 of 6

Today we visited the home of Mrs. Grace Wong, a friend of my aunt's. It was one of the singular experiences of the past year, and quite a privilege. Mrs. Wong's garden is quite incredible and her life story is even more incredible. I'll be putting it in in edits to this entry as I get her photos scanned.


A photo from Letchworth State Park:

Is the bridge behind me begging for a duel from Highlander or what?



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Banazir

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twinofhugin
Nov. 24th, 2004 03:46 am (UTC)
I think I've been there...

I was born in Ithica. My mother has a lot of friends in Rochester that we visited; and my mother is a member of the Rochester Zen Center, she hung out there a lot after she dropped out of college.
banazir
Nov. 24th, 2004 09:19 am (UTC)
Ithacans!
I think I've been there... I was born in Ithica.
Ithacans in oor midst!
That makes three: you, burkhardt, and miajesbar!
Not to mention my squire and armor-bearer, my younger cousin Jonathan, who was a Cornellian (Chem Eng, 2002).

My mother has a lot of friends in Rochester that we visited; and my mother is a member of the Rochester Zen Center, she hung out there a lot after she dropped out of college.
Rochester is a happening place.
Truly wo hu cang long (crouching tiger, hidden dragon), as we say. (That idiom means: "possessing hidden and unrecognized reserves of ability".)

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Banazir
kivimaki
Nov. 24th, 2004 09:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Ithacans!
My boyfriend is going to college at Ithaca next year!
neadods
Nov. 24th, 2004 05:13 am (UTC)
"THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!" *splash*gluggle*ohdamn,I'llberightback*blub*blub*blub*
banazir
Nov. 24th, 2004 09:27 am (UTC)
Gluggle is a good word
"THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!"
Oh! I think it's actually been done - there was that bridge duel with Richard Moll, coming off a long stint as Bull Shannon on Night Court. In fact, it was the pilot, with Christopher Lambert jumping off the bridge after being wounded by a spring-loaded (rocket-loaded?) pommel. Also, do you remember that "Deliverance" episode of Highlander: The Series where Appalachian Mountain Man-with-an-axe kidnaps Tessa? He got Duncan, too - with his own katana, but was hoist by his own petard in the end. (Nobody seems to learn that Duncan MacLeod executes his best moves under extreme duress. Ah, well, but that was the lure of the series.)

*splash*gluggle*ohdamn,I'llberightback*blub*blub*blub*
"BRB... wb... ty..."
(why I'm glad the Gathering franchise hasn't been around lately in this age of IM)

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Banazir
myng_rabbyt
Nov. 24th, 2004 06:55 am (UTC)
Bana, you are absolutely *adorable*! You look like a cold, scared hobbit in that pic! *pinches Bana's cheeks* So kyooooote!
banazir
Nov. 24th, 2004 09:41 am (UTC)
Cold? MOI?!
Bana, you are absolutely *adorable*!
:blush*

You look like a cold, scared hobbit in that pic!
Wait, wait... ma'am, I beg your pardon!
<LUKE>I'm not afraid!</LUKE>

And as for cold - hah! I may dress warmly on those other planes of existence, but I've been working on getting in touch with my inner phawkwood. Just ask my aunt and uncle!

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Banazir
yahvah
Nov. 24th, 2004 07:13 am (UTC)
That's an awesome picture.
banazir
Nov. 24th, 2004 09:37 am (UTC)
Thanks!
I have about 126, more than half taken by yours truly, plus about 30-40 from the penultimate day (Mon 22 Nov 2004) and three from O'Hare. Traskit, I didn't get the Flying Cow or the brachiosaur. Dang United and their frelling-far-from-the-dinosaur action departure gate!

Oh, and there are 37 from my aunt and uncle's visit in early March of this year, too.

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Banazir
andrewwyld
Nov. 24th, 2004 08:20 am (UTC)
Who wants to live forever?

Ooooh-ooh!
banazir
Nov. 24th, 2004 09:20 am (UTC)
It's a kind of magic
Take me to the future of you all!

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Banazir
thanatos_kalos
Nov. 24th, 2004 08:20 am (UTC)
you know, you were like an hour from my house...I wish I'd known; I prolly could've met up with you for a couple hours.
banazir
Nov. 24th, 2004 09:16 am (UTC)
Aww
Next time!
Time was severely pressed, as my travel-log will illustrate. ("The Secret Diaries of Banazir Galbasi" is just a little too gauche, but you'll see.)

Vancouver or bust! On a Doric column, even!

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Banazir
thanatos_kalos
Nov. 24th, 2004 09:24 am (UTC)
Re: Aww
actually, you wouldn't find a bust on a Doric column... ;P
banazir
Nov. 24th, 2004 09:28 am (UTC)
D'oh
I should know better than to make anachronistic wibbles with you!

What kind are those short columns like the one Schroeder keeps his Beethoven busts on?

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Banazir
thanatos_kalos
Nov. 24th, 2004 10:12 am (UTC)
Re: D'oh
If I remember the comic strip right, it's Ionic. But those were architectural features in pier-abd-lintel construction. You'd usually find a statue on a statue base.
banazir
Nov. 24th, 2004 02:55 pm (UTC)
Column types and statue bases
Hrm. So does the column type in architecture have anything to do with the base if we are talking a display at 50-75% of standing height?

(Please excuse the ignorance; I don't know anything about architecture, construction, OR landscape architecture and statuary.)

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Banazir
thanatos_kalos
Nov. 24th, 2004 07:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Column types and statue bases
::g::

Ok, by and large, the differences in column type are based on the captials, which are just at the top of the column. (there are slight differences in the columns themselves as well, but I won't get into it.) The three main types are Doric (kinda unadorned-looking) Ionic (flowery, with 2 spirals) or Corinthian, which are the most ornate. The only things those are used for are coloumns holding up a roof.

A statue base is usually known to be such because it's got dowel holes or clamps, or inscription or something that identifies it as having had a statue on it.
grain_king
Nov. 24th, 2004 06:10 pm (UTC)
You should have gone for a swim!
banazir
Nov. 24th, 2004 06:32 pm (UTC)
Swim + 40F water == slightly uncomfortable Jedi hobbit
OK, now see here: I said I don't mind chilly weather, which is true; but you want polar bears, you'll have to look elsewhere.

The Isle of the Lost is one likely venue, as is the house of phawkwood.

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Banazir
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