From the Archives

Uss Missouri, Hawaii
August 2008

Dun dun dunnn

Nouvelle Zélande
It’s nice to know that even important documents can have glaring mistakes on them, preserved for posterity.
And that the Respresentative for the Dominion of Canada was a bit dim.
(Poor New Zealand, bumped off the bottom)

Perry's Flag!

Information

Ominous

Christmas Pipes

USS Missouri

From the Archives

USS Missouri, Pearl Harbour
27 August 2008

USS Missouri

We were on a tour which took us all around Pearl Harbour*. It was a little strange to be touring the USS Missouri after the glorious dead of the USS Arizona.

O beautiful, for spacious skies ...

But all the pomp and waving stars and stripes quickly moved that little black cloud onwards

Arizona Memorial from the Missouri

Until … oop – there it is.

* I wish I’d been able to take a photo of the FBI building in Hawaii – it looks like it has windows, like any other office block type building, only it’s on the edge of nowhere and the windows are all filled in.

From the Archives

Approaching the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbour
27 August 2008

Approaching the memorial

The Memorial marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors killed on the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Approaching the Memorial

The memorial was dedicated in 1962 and is visited by more than one million people annually, and it spans the sunken hull of the battleship without touching it.

Lives

To the Memory of the Gallant Men here entombed.

New names

The survivors can choose to be interred with their shipmates.

Wreath

Looking out over the Wreckage.

USS Arizona

Info

Red, white, and blue at the Arizona Memorial

über-tourists

From the Archives

San Fransisco
January 2008

American Entry form

Pyramid Building

Euphemism?

Kat, the Uber Tourist
Portrait of the Kat as an über-tourist*.

J-j-juicy couture

Diner Sign

Craig & Pizza the size of his headKat, pizza, snapple
Walgreens!

We celebrated our last night in San Francisco all together with pizza by the slice and one last stop at Walgreens.

Sigh.

* Don’t worry – it was essentially a staged photo. Or rather, a series of unfortunate coincidences (being cold, my caffeine addiction, a long day) which lead to this sad sad predicament.

From the Archives

13 January 2008
San Francisco

Death. Street. Death.

We were headed to Coit Tower and I found excuses to stop and breathe take photos.

Top of Coit Tower

Coit Tower is in Pioneer Park, atop Telegraph hill. HILL.

American Plant. Ooo.

Bridge! Bridge! Bridge!
The Golden Gate Bridge

Alcatraz from Coit Tower
Alcatraz

The views were pretty amazing.

Quarters Only

Kat sur la telephone

We were hanging around the entrance to the tower while Kat took a call.

Coit Tower

Info-mation

Coit Tower
This 210 foot monument was built in
==1933==
with monies bequeathed by Lillie Hitchcock
Coit to beautify the city she loved.
Frescoes were painted in the interior
of the newly built structure by local
artists funded through the United States
Government’s public works of art
project. This plaque is placed by the
recreation and park commission.
==October 8, 1983==
to mark Coit Tower’s 50th Anniversary
–and–
its designation as an historic landmark.