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September 6, 2005

A hole for Cyclon B to be dropped in the gas chamber

Gas chamber




Cloth of human hair



'Work liberates' -- in the context of the Holocaust, it makes more sense backwards: 'Setarebil krow'



A view of Auschwitz II, one of the three concentration camps that compose Auschwitz

A fence

An exit link to this entry

September 9, 2005
Warsaw: Saw War
Warsaw is still reeling from the Holocaust.

A sign for a postcard shop.

A sign for an outdoor postcard shop in front of Heroes' Memorial

A group of tourists posing in front of Heroes' Memorial. Would the heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising approve of these tourists cheerfully posing in front of a monument used to portray their sacrifices?

A group of strangers posing in front of Heroes' Memorial

Heroes' Memorial

Heroes' Memorial

Nathan's Villa Hostel in Warsaw had a sign for walking tours of the Ghetto. I signed up and sure enough, our guide took us directly into the former and present ghetto.

Warsaw Ghetto

Warsaw Ghetto

Warsaw Ghetto

Warsaw Ghetto

"In the period from Nov 15, 1940 to Nov 20, 1941 this wall marked the limit of The Ghetto."

Wall delimiting the Warsaw Ghetto

Bullet holes in the brick.

Brick wall of bullet holes

Umschlagplatz Monument: "Along this path of suffering and death over 300,000 Jews were driven in 1942-1943 from the Warsaw Ghetto to the gas chambers of the Nazi extermination camps."

Umschlagplatz Monument

Old Town

Old Town in Warsaw

Art revives the spirit.

Cow art

Cup of coffee

An exploding clock

The silhouette of a building at sunset link to this entry

September 22, 2005
Zagging Westward
After Poland, Emily and I zigzagged through Vienna, Austria; Venice, Italy; and Nice, France.

It is important that I kindly greet the cats I pass, but it is not important to the cats I pass that they kindly greet me. Featured in this picture: a scarecrow, a cactus, and a hissing cat in Vienna.

A scarecrow, cactus, and a hissing cat

Bedroom light

It lightens up the room

"Tongue". The artist's name resembles "Mickoe Ruzick". Made of polyester. 2004.


Not a pipe behind the reflection.

Not a reflection on the glass

Me and Emily in Venice

Tevan and Emily -- the background is a backdrop

Ponte dei Sospiri

Ponte dei Sospiri

Venice is known as the "City of Canals".




It's not known as the City of Dock.


St. Mark's Basilica

San Marco di Venezia

This scene reminds me of Amelie.

A repairman repairing a photo booth at the Venice train station

Dali's melted clocks for sale

Dali's clocks brought to life

Enrica Borghi's "La Regina" posing on the right with other works at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice.

La Regina by Enrica Borghi and other works at the Modern Art Museum in Nice

Roland Flexner's "Tongue in the cheek"

Tongue in the cheek' by Roland Flexner

A rejection letter from MOMA to Andy Warhol regarding his gift of "Shoe" for Museum Collections.

A rejection letter from MOMA to Warhol

The beach in Nice

Nice beach

A manmade waterfall

Nice waterfall

Ol' skool repruhzentayshun: Sugarhill Gang

Sugarhill Gang link to this entry

September 23, 2005
Zipping Lately
And then we zipped north from Nice to Paris and then Amsterdam.

This is not a reproduction of not a pipe to not smoke in this section.

Ceci est un espace non fumeur

The bones of over five million people are resting in Paris' Catacombs. These skulls heart you.



Perhaps I'm obsessed. The cafe where Amelie was filmed.

Amelie's cafe

Out the train window from Paris to Amsterdam

Train window

We sell Bad & Douche.

Bad & Douche

Heavy metal in the air, gas mask on the face.

Gas mask metal

Drum'n'Bass DJ Goldie playing in Amsterdam.

Goldie link to this entry

September 25, 2005
Bangkok: Organized Noise
I zapped India's Mumbai Airport without a visa, got sent back to Amsterdam, and then I flew to Bangkok, Thailand. I'm half-Thai, but I've spent my life considering myself white because I identified with my dad who was Polish. I still find it hard to believe I'm half-Thai since I was nurtured far away from Bangkok.

I can say I've been to India. I can't say I got far. Mumbai Passport Control.

Mumbai Passport Control

Beggar in Bangkok

Beggar in Bangkok

Democracy Monument

Democracy Monument

A blurry picture of a roach

Blurry roach

A shrine on one end of World Trade Plaza

A World Trade Plaza Shrine

And another shrine on the other end

Another World Trade Plaza Shrine

Lingam Shrine. That guy in the background on the right, possibly afraid that this would be my sole impression of Thailand, gave me directions to another shrine.

Lingam Shrine

Lingam Shrine figurines

Figurines at Lingam Shrine

A Shrek painting on the ground at Lingam Shrine

Shrek painting at Lingam Shrine

Ronald is ecstatic to see you.

Thai McDonald

Juice and water vendor

Juice and water vendor

We would like to sell you a car in the mouth for thrills.

Electronics store sign in Pantip Plaza

Incense in the air at Erawin Shrine

Incense air at Erawin Shrine

The dancers at Erawin Shrine

Erawin Dancers

The wooden elephants at Erawin Shrine

Wooden elephants

A rough summary of your life

Cycle of life

First World in Third World: MBK Shopping Center in Siam Square


A breakdancer practicing on the SkyWalk outside of MBK

MBK breakdancer

Raisin' tha roof at Wat Arun

Part of Wat Arun

River by Wat Arun


Roof detail at Grand Palace

Roof at Grand Palace

It's the restricted places I want to access.


A sculpture of Buddha at Wat Pho

Buddha sculpture

A sculpture not of Buddha

Sculpture at Wat Pho

Reclining Buddha. This dude is huge.

Reclining Buddha

Reclining Buddha

Morning yoga exercises in Lumpini Park

Lumpini Park

On the left is a man napping in Lumpini Park. In the middle and right are lizards who leave him unharmed.

Sleeping with the enemy

There's no place like phone booth.

Stray dog resting in a phone booth

Or path in Lumpini Park.

I'm going to sleep

A sculpture at the National Museum.

Sculpture at the National Museum

Me, an artifact, and newfound friend Sarice at the National Museum

Me and Sarice

Chinatown: Not for the Claustrophobic

Bangkok's Chinatown

I went to an art gallery at Silpakorn University to see a specific piece displayed in my guidebook that was no longer on exhibition, but this piece outside the gallery piqued my interest.

Thanks Gangster

The entrance to Nana Entertainment Plaza. In the middle is a young rose seller. She asked me to take her picture and later she asked me to buy a rose. I asked her to buy my tripod. She whipped out 100 baht (about $2.50) and then demanded that I give her the tripod. I heard her snatch the 100 baht back, but I didn't see it. Sneaky girl! To the right of center you can see a prostitute being hugged by a client. To the left of center in the background, a prostitute covers her face.

Nana Entertainment Plaza

Tuk-tuks waiting to tuck you into bed

Tuk-tuks link to this entry

September 27, 2005
Sydney: A Quiet London
I zoomed through Sydney, Australia for a week. It's like a quiet London.

Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour

Harbour Bridge

Harbour Bridge

Harbour Bridge

Harbour Bridge

Skyline at the Harbour

Harbour Skyline

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

A coworker once told me about a top executive at our company, "He doesn't shit ice cream." Her point was that we're all human. Maybe so, but someone's shitting ice cream and someone else is profitting from it. Unless it's the same person?

Ice cream?

When life gives you lemons, give life to an idea. "Capri Battery" by Joseph Beuys.

Capri Battery' by Joseph Beuys

"Walking in Time" by Dominique Sutton on George St.

Sculpture on George St.

A prehistoric-looking bird in Hyde Park

Bird in Hyde Park

Chess player contemplating his next move on the big chess board at Hyde Park

Chess does this to you

Chess game on a normal-sized board

Chess does this to us

Goldie in a Robin suit at a club called "Home"

Goldie in a Robin suit

Goldie started his set with hard drum'n'bass and someone wanted it harder.


Andre the Giant: from LON to SYD


An alley posing with the backs of two people


A festival in Chinatown

Chinatown Festival

Chinatown Festival

Chinatown Festival

Chinatown Festival

Chinatown Festival

Dobell Memorial by Bert Flugelman

Dobell Memorial by Bert Flugelman

A fallen soldier

Fallen soldier

Stephen Walker's "Campania" by the Harbour

Stephen Walker's 'Campania'

Stephen Walker's 'Campania'

Business peeps at a coffeeshop

Coffeeshop scene

Wingara Bridge at Sydney Airport. Poetry forms the base.

Wingara Bridge



Raindrops and a setting sun at Sydney Airport

A wet setting link to this entry