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From Telegraph Hill.
Britex pop-up store.
Wandering around Lake Del Valle.
Lil Debbie at F8.
3.5 hours of dj sets. Lame.
New Walgreens on Powell, expansive.
Fred Falke at the Mezzanine.
Chrome Sparks opening at the Mezzanine.
Justin Herman Plaza.
Looking down Mason.
Looking up Stockton.
What’s been happening?
Not much of anything. Been slowly recovering from a minor leg muscle injury, but it’s been getting better everyday. I’m still planning on racing on Wednesday, but I’m not sure when I’ll be back running. Possibly as soon as tomorrow afternoon. Either way, I’ve been enjoying my time outside of work, trying not to spend too much time on the computer, since I look into one all week long. You guys know what’s up. I’ll probably be posting more dailies than anything else over the next couple weeks. I think it’s good to have some kind of progression or change in how the blog posts present themselves. I also think it’s more interesting to post what I’ve been up to, and where I’ve been, rather than loads of cycling, sometimes. We’ll see where it goes, but change is good. Stick around, yea?
Storm clouds up ahead:
Polk, overlooking the Presidio:
14 hours of energy, danger:
Snagged a pair at Ruby Skye:
Chilling at Ruby:
First Fridays out in Oakland:
Jack London Square:
Nob Hill view:
Kicking off St. Patrick’s Day early.
Ate some Thai food, shared some stories, and caught a flick with Tim and Andrew. Good seeing you guys out! Thanks for keeping my usb drive warm, Tim.
Easter time, all the time.
Tug of war.
Pink/white fade lotus with matching bar wrap.
In short, our flight from Munich to San Francisco was delayed 4 hours because of an air conditioning problem. We flew from Leipzig to Munich with no problem. After landing and going through security in Munich, there wasn’t too much time left before boarding and take-off. Our plane was smaller, thankfully. An A340, which was basically half the size of the A380 that took us to Frankfurt just two weeks before. But we sat on the runway and didn’t move. After a brief announcement regarding the air conditioning, we were taxied back to the terminal where technicians looked at various parts of the ventilation system. 4 hours after we were suppose to take off, we were shuffled into another A340 that was brought in to take us to SFO. Oddly enough, the 12 hour plane ride back seemed much more bearable than the 11 hour flight to Germany. Maybe it was just easier to relax because it was dark the entire time. We arrived back in San Francisco at 11pm local time, and by time we hit customs, it was already midnight. Either way, it was nice being back home. The first thing I think i noticed was the hills.
It feels good to be back.
Prepping to leave Leipzig.
Inside the Leipzig airport.
An empty Gate 01 – waiting to fly to Munich.
Sitting 4 hours on Lufthansa 458 while technicians tried to figured out what was wrong with the air conditioning. 12 hour flight back to SFO on top of that.
Oh well, at least we’re back, safe and sound. Definitely happy to be back in San Francisco! Now I’m off to work.
My last full day in Germany. We fly out tomorrow from Leipzig at 1pm to Munich, then fly back to San Francisco. Something like a 16 hour flight because of the wind? I’ve already packed up all my clothes and have my compression tights sitting ready for tomorrow. Earlier today, we headed downtown to check out the Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig. To my surprise, the entry into the museum was free. The building was 4 stories tall, the top floor being a seminar area. Initially, I thought the 2nd floor was just a gift shop, so we skipped over it and headed to the 3rd floor. The third floor featured photography from one photographer, Thomas Hoepker, in Germany from before and after unification. The other section of the floor was dedicated to freedom of expression after unification. We walked down a floor to peer into the gift shop and realized that there was a whole other section right around the corner from the store. Firstly, why is the main part of this museum, all the cool, informative stuff, hidden behind their store? I mean, I almost passed right down the stairwell without even seeing the rest of the museum, thank goodness we went in. Anyway, the 3rd floor was filled with history artifacts from after WWII, leading up to the wall, and then eventually unification. So basically, we should’ve hit this floor before going up to the modern part, but oh well.
We walked over to the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (a contemporary art museum), but again it was closed! They opened at 2pm, but we weren’t willing to wait because there were other things we had to do before we left. We headed back to the city center and eventually made it back home. My last night here in Germany and I’m going through photos, haha.
Right outside the stairs to the 3rd floor.
Photography from Thomas Hoepker.
Starting to get into the permanent part of the museum.
Entering the 2nd floor.
A comprehensive history of everything.
Time line around a massive skylight.
Amazing museum on the inside, so many sections, so much information I couldn’t even read!
Heading towards more things related to the division of Germany.
Conrad Schumann and other famous photos.
Stepping into another massive space.
There were a couple more sections of the museum that eventually lead back towards the gift store, but there was too much to even photograph. Definitely worth a visit, it was so interesting seeing the division and unification from a different perspective and so well documented. There’s so much culture and so much history to take in.
This is my last post from Germany. I’d like to thank everyone for following along, and for all the support. I wish everyone a healthy and happy 2013. Good night from Leipzig. Speak to you back in San Francisco, thanks for reading!