Cyclists - Give Way.
Road sign in Christchurch, New Zealand. See the photos from our bike experience there in another album.
A match or tournament in curling is called a spiel. This sign was posted in the curling center in Canada.
No food or drink on Pool Deck
No parking charge for congregation attending Sunday services.
Play CD in both audio and computer.
Beijing Olympic Games, countdown clock.
Slow Down Sperm Whale
At a train station in Hong Kong.
Give Way. Sign from Hong Kong.
Hear you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy. Sign in Hong Kong Disney.
Please give up seats to passengers with babies.
Customer Service Centre
Soup for college students
Mind Your Head
Mind your head
Greenland is a store in Chengdu, China, that sells sofas, chairs and home furninshings.
Save Our Transit - photo from 2004
Mini prayer station.
Bar grafitti with Homer.
CDs for campiagn
Tickets for the soccer game.
Hostel in Chengdu
Unsure. When I take a photo, these signs vanish.
Hong Kong trip
Menu on wall
Chengdu campus with banners, no cars.
Technical mural in Chengdu.
Lazy River goes into one side-line pool. Three hot tub like whirl pools are within the middle. The bubbles and flow is quite strong.
A whirl pool sucks folks into its vortex! This is part of the not-so lazy river.
The 50-meter lap pool at QEII. It is all 2-meters deep with 10 lanes and a movable bulkhead. There are 20 short course lanes. The aqua joggers are using the near lanes.
Lazy river in the foregound spills into the main leisure pool -- that has waves (not showing now). The lifeguard is at the transition of lazy river and bigger leisure pool. Waves come from the far (not visible) right side. Zero depth is to the left (not visible). Lighted hallway (back right) leads to the lockerrooms. Plenty of family changing rooms are available too.
Another view of the Lazy River
Lazy River's edge to the right -- leisure pool ahead. Within the lesiure pool is a pirate boat with mini slides (presently blocked) for kids 8 and younger.
Adult hot tub and a pool for kids and parents under the age of 5.
Diving well and water polo course. Depth is 5 meters. Tower height is 10-meters. Behind the wall is a fitness center.
Towers for diving.
Leisure pool and edge of the pirate ship
Hydro slides -- presently closed. The tubes end in one area and the rest of the slide (tubes) are outside the building.
Leisure pool has an island that has just inches of water (ankle deep).
Behind the lifeguard is the pirate ship as part of the leisure pool.
Pirate ship from the other side of the leisre pool.
Interesting decorations fill the space. This face looks down upon the leisure pool. Behind are the shoots that terminate the hydro slides. The far wall, after picnic tables, leads to outdoors. Back but more to the right is the competition pool. The decorations are only around the leisure pool area.
Lighting features are throughout. Cameras too.
Control desk at the back of the competition pool near the divide to the lesure pool. This would be a great place for meet computers to set up and operate.
Message board shows activities in the 20-lane competition pool. Swim club practices are generally booked for all of the lanes at the south end of the pool. In the afternoons, swim clubs also book lanes on the other side as well. Often 14 lanes are used by the kids for swim team activities.
Float tube - simple - free - available. Nice for the leisure pool and the lazy river.
mural in the area of the leisure pool. Sign says “the rock” -- QEII Sin Bin. Lifeguards must send kids who are not following the rules to a time out here.
Control desk looking into the leisure pool area. A big blue curtain can be closed to divide spaces so the activities in the lazy river, hydro slides don't bother the competitive setting, just steps away.
Outdoor grounds behind the competition pool at the hydro slide end of the building.
50-meter competition pool. White boards give insturctions for those using the aqua belts for aqua jogging.
Friendly lane. Must be where those from Pennsylvania are to swim.
Fast lane! Live in the 'fast lane' -- sounds like a song we'd hear at this pool.
Public on one side, swimming clubs on the other.
Spectator seating within the area of the competition (50-meter) pool. Seating is on both sides of the pool.
Deck space on the 50-meter pool has good sunlight. The leisure pool is straight ahead and through that opening -- larger than a garage door.
2.0 meters deep.
Spectator seating in the 50-meter pool area.
Grounds outside the swim pool. A nearby driving range and golf course exists.
Methane gas is being harvested from a local dump to be used to heat the swim pool water. A tank is visible from inside the swim pool's back doors.
Bulkhead between the two 25-meter pools. It moves to make the pool 50-meters.
Lane Zero -- They count like computer programmers.
South end of the competition pool. The lane line markers are not the same as in the states. There is still a 'red zone' however.
Sky light goes the length of the building for the competition pool.
Starting block -- lane Zero.
Lane Zero, then lane One, etc.
Workout white board. These are very popular in NZ.
Team message board. We went to the Junior Carnival meet too.
Plus, we'll be going to the Neptune Queen's Birthday Meet in Dunedin!
Lane 9 is the end of the road. It is a 10 lane pool.
Water polo area in the deep pool. A net is placed at the end of the pool to handle the balls. These are practice goals.
The water polo goal is on the edge of the water, with a white rectangle. However, look up and see the goal for the canoe water polo. Ait is a red and white square that is bigger than a basketball backboard. A net catches the scored ball and drops it down. Another net stretches the length of the pool to catch missed shots.
Water polo and diving pool.
Spectator seats for diving area.
Cafe at the side of the pool.
Cafe to the right, hub of the building behind the glass, spectator seating to view diving and polo.
Cafe has inside and outside seats and tables. Outside is still inside, but closer to the swim pool action.
The black pearl perhaps.
Swim For Life. Can your child swim... ... would your child survive?
Water polo coach at game in Christchurch at QEII pool
Hydro slides at QEII swim pool -- all indoor.
Lazy River ahead and leisure pool to the right.
Exit of a tube slide at QEII.
Hydro Slider -- Erik. The yellow slide is all in the dark. You can't see anything. Then in the evening, the other slides are very, very dark too.
Erik and Grant did a lot of racing in the Hydro Slides -- of course.
Canoe Water Polo at QEII in Christchurch, NZ.
The players toss a water polo ball, while in a kayak, wearing helmets and facemasks, while the others block shots and passes with their paddles and then scramble their boats to the ball. Pushing, flipping, tipping, bashing is all part of the game -- mostly.
Edge of the goal is visible in the photo to the far left. Player in center has the ball in two hands. Defender drives his boat up the back of the ball handler's boat who seems to have dropped his paddles forward. Another team is getting set on the deck in the distance.
For coach Dick Bower ... thinking of you. Dick Bower would LOVE New Zealand Swimming. Erik says 'hi' -- along with Grant and Mark.
Works End -- street sign in Christchurch, New Zealand
Something happens here.
Toilet instructions in five languages
No bikes, no dogs, no skateboards or rollerblades
Palm Readings Today -- Queenstown, NZ
Terra-cotta Warriors sign in China
Signs on a church pew. Health Care For All, Restore Democracy, Clean Energy Now, Out of Iraq, Decent Housing for All.
Top of US Steel Building, USX, in Downtown Pittsburgh, with the first letters, UP, while missing the MC.
Letter "P" -- from the Pittsburgh North Side near the Childrens' Museum.
Blogger has inserted a new button to upload video clips. See it to the far right of this screen shot.
Foot massage, 25 cents, and Out of Order. Too good to be true. From Idlewild Park.
Check all guns with the bartender.
Howler ride at Idlewild.
Funnel Cakes Right Here = FCRH
In, to the right. Must be taller than 46 inches.
Do Not Disturb Operator
The Skooter, 125 years at Idlewild Park, August 2007
Dogs must be on leash.
Pedestrian walkway, under the street, in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong sign with Rauterkus family
Open logo in a mall in Hong Kong
Office table at 108 S. 12th Street
Too many cooks? Standing before a sign in Chengdu, China.
Carlynton Cougars - decal
Swimming. The Ultimate Team Sport - sign at Carlynton
Sign at QEII pool in Christchurch, NZ
Pool for those 5 years and under. And, their parents, of course.
Sign at a Penguins hockey game in the 2006-07 season.
Trash can at New Brighton Pier in Christchurch, NZ
Masters swim workout on May 22 at Wharenui Swim Pool in Christchurch, NZ -- with Coach Mark.
Sign in New Zealand at the edge of a parking lot at a mall.
Bus stop with a display box tells patrons how long until the next bus.
The GIMP error message when trying to open a PDF file. I need to open a PDF file so I can do some simple edits and insert text.
Pittsburgh's First and Largest
No Pets of ANY TYPE ON LEASH OR NOT, Permitted on field.
Be a snitch... (t-shirt design)
Drop A dime on a DeMOBocrat - t-shirt
Civic Arena sign warning of Carbon Monoxide
No cameras in the Arena.
Blogged To Death
Views = 180. The shoe ad from unknown author that pulls for Peduto and kicks Ravenstahl that got lots of ink in the MSM.
Screenshot of my JumpCut page show 2,368 views. The best offering there might be the Red Light Camera video.
Exchange rates in August 2008
Sign outside the 2008 Olympic venue.
Signs for fans outside the Beijing Olympic venues.
Can't bring these into an Olympic venue.
Conditions of entry to the the Olympic venues.
Warning signs at Bejing about what can't happen at the Olympics.
No unbrellas, video cameras, fire-starting devices and flags larger than 2x1m allowed inside the sporting venues at the Olympics.
Hal at Sunnyhill - may our work in justice.
Planning a Pens Village
meet officials and swimmers only
All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
Vote your Conscience, David Adams
No swimming. Water in Beijing around stadium.
Remember -- This is Holy Ground.
Tread Not Upon It Except in Revernence.
Departures Relocated sign in airport in New Zealand. Humm. All departures are relocations.
Tickets. Sign in the Auckland Museum
Auckland. City of Sails.
Check before you step on sidewalk in Auckland, NZ
Sign in Christchurch public library.
Latitude 45 degrees South - on the way to Millford Sound, in New Zealand
Pop Inn Cafe, sign.
Ron Paul Revolution
Through Water to Glory --
Home of the Wharenui Swim Club
Sign on a building at Wharenui's swim pool in parking lot.
Flush buttons on a toilet.