Photos from
Kirk McDonald's Japan Trip

June 2003

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640 x 480 Photos taken with a Canon Powershot A40 digital camera:
Photo 3, Rumpled bed at the Urban Hotel, Tsukuba Center, June 24, 2003.
Photo 4, Harold Kirk, Lee Roberts at the Nakjima-no-ochaya teahouse in the Hama-rikyu gardens, Tokyo, June 28. See also Photos from NuFact'01. Another tourist's web page of a recent Tokyo trip is Kelly's photo diary. We stayed in the Yaesu Fujiya Hotel near the Tokyo railroad station (Ginza).
Photo 5, There was no sumo wrestling match on June 28, so we took in a baseball game at the Tokyo Dome. Osaka Buffaloes vs. the Tokyo Fighters. The Buffalos led off with 2 homeruns and 5 runs in the first inning, and eventually won 7-6. Lee Roberts follows a long ball into the far bleachers.
Photo 6, Harold Kirk, in our seats behind 3rd base. In back: the Buffalo fan club bleachers.
Photo 7, Lee, Kirk.
Photo 8, Lee, Kirk.
Photo 9, A charming beermaid drawing a cool one for Lee. The keg is strapped to her back.
Photo 10, Lee and the cheerleaders during the 7th inning stretch.
Photo 11, Rent-a-cop dancing to "YMCA" during the 7th inning stretch.
Photo 12, Lee, Harold, in a sushi parlor in the sub-basement of the Ginza Core; enter from the "alley" half a block south of Chou Dori and west of Harumi Dori. Probably the Tama-Zushi restaurant, 2BF Ginza Core Bldg., 5-8-20 Ginza, Chuo-ku. We glimpsed an off-duty geisha for a few moments in the corridor outside.
Photo 13, Kirk and the sushistos. Yo-sei!
Photo 14, Harold working on his 5th hamachi.
Photo 15, Young women on the subway to Shinjuku. Steve Olsen's theorem: life in the West is like living in a harmonic potential well, while life in Japan is like living in a square well. The two women on the right are typical of Steve's theorem. The women on the left is one of the very few we saw who might aspire to a "harmonic" life style. In the East Shinjuku area (Hanazono-jinja shrine) we caught the closing minutes of a performance art concert featuring a rock band in silver lame kimonos, before heading into the Golden Gai for a quiet drink -- outside the square well.
Photo 16, Harold and a stray cat (a le Rousseau) in the Togo-Jinja Shrine flea market, June 29, just past Takeshita Dori (Harajuku Ave), Aoyama area.
Photo 17, Harold, on Takeshita Dori.
Photo 18, Kirk, and a "stray" dog in the flea market (used kimono heaven).
Photo 19, Fishmongers, young and old, in the Ameya Yokocho street market, underneath the railroads tracks just south of Ueno station.


Photos from Terra Christian's High School Graduation, June 2003.
Photos from McDonald Family Reunion, Dec. 2002.
Photos from Gail McDonald's visit to Princeton, Dec. 2002.
Photos from McDonald/Schaefer Family in London, July 2002.
Photos from Aspen, CO, Jun 2002. The Nikon....s.jpg photos are 640 x 480 reductions of the huge Nikon....jpg photos (taken on Mt Sherman).
Photos from California Visit, Oct. 2000. (Photos 1-6 feature Roni, Kirk, Terra and Ira near Ukiah; photos 7-12 are of rf gear at LBNL.)
Photos from Summer 2000. Photos 1-8 are of Owen's graduation from John Witherspoon Middle School; photos 9-39 are from the Aspen Physics Institute.
Photos from Princeton High School Orchestra Trip to Italy, Feb. 2000.
Photos from My California visits, Nov.-Dec. 1999.
Photos of a morel at 39 Poe Road, May 12, 1999.
The McDonald Family Reunion, Tucson, Dec. '00
Photos of Owen's Middle School graduation, 6/00, and of Alex and Kirk in Aspen, CO, 7/00.
The McDonald/Schaefer Family in Paris, April '98.
The McDonald Family Reunion, Tucson, Dec. '98; includes McDonald family links.
Alex and Kirk in Estes Park, Co.
Owen Schaefer's Home Page.

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