Photography, Travel

Gallery

I’ve managed to get gallery2 integrated into wordpress in at least a half-decent way. At the moment there is no dedicated link to the gallery but you can get there by clicking on the random picture displayed in the sidebar and then clicking your way around. I suppose you could also click on this link.

There are pictures from my recent trip to California for the MySQL Users Conference in there. Actually they are mostly from San Francisco as there isn’t much to take photos of in Silicon Valley.

If you are wondering what all the pictures of cars are, on my last day I stumbled upon the start of the California Mille. This is a famous classic car rally inspired by the old Mille Miglia (1000 miles) run in Italy from 1927 to 1957. To take part in the California Mille, your car must have either run or have been elligible to run in the original Mille. Not only that, it costs $4,000 and your car has to be chosen as among the best of the applicants.

I was planning on killing the few hours before my flight by sitting in the lovely park at the top of Nob Hill but as I arrived at the Fairmont Hotel I was greeted by the sights and sounds of rows of Alfas, Porsches, Fiats and Ferraris. There were some amazing cars there including quite a few gull-winged Mercedes 300SLs, a strange Fiat 8V from Australia, and an absolutely stunning Ferrari 250GT California. So I spent the next couple of hours taking pictures of cars until my batteries died.

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