some local photos

Here are some pictures we took around the neighborhood back in November, that I haven’t gotten around to uploading before. The leaves have finally all fallen now and it looks like winter, but the air smells like we skipped it and went straight to spring – it was about 50 degrees when we rowed this morning. Anyway, here they are. Click on the thumbnails to see larger versions.
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In order, that’s the canal we row on, looking toward the city; the river that runs by our flat in its autumn plumage; me, obviously; the St. Catherina Kerk down the street from us; another church that was an 18th century abbey; the Centrum looking toward the St Catherina Kerk (this road, the part nearest us, is all bars, actually); and Ted, with our apartment balcony behind him.

Because I’ve just figured out how to do this, here’s some video of my race last month – it’s just under five minutes, but it’s all fairly similar. This is excerpted from a race that lasted over 20 minutes, though. The quality’s not great – I’ve only just learned how to convert a video to MPEG, so that could be part of why, though the original was also largely taken from farther away than optimal (and with Ted riding a bike while filming).

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