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Jun 2nd 2010 9:57PM Holy shit! Doyle owl! A rare sighting...
Jan 15th 2009 3:59PM Around here, we say that "The best view in Montana is Butte in your rear-view mirror." It's a bit like visiting Chernobyl for the scenery.
Mar 20th 2006 7:28PM Oh, I hope they open it before Mothers' Day--it's been a longstanding tradition to skin (or carry) up and ski down in a dress on Mothers' Day.
Mar 13th 2006 1:53PM Since when does plastic not contain carbon?
Feb 23rd 2006 7:06PM Yeah, the R1/GR1s were fantastic cameras of the sort that you would just always carry around with you when you didn't have your main camera body. The sort of workhorse camera that you'd buy two of, just to have one in your glovebox and one on your person at all times. Like a Yashica T4/T4 super. Unfortunately, that capability is all but gone with this price point, and the camera sort of loses the purpose it earned. All but professional/big studio photographers will be priced out with this one; even serious or freelance photogs won't be able to afford this bad boy. But what I wouldn't give for a cheap, reliable wide-angle reasonably high-resolution, quick-responding digicam with good optics! You can keep your 10^6x zoom lenses.
Feb 20th 2006 7:52PM Yeah, keep your megapixels and give us response times!
Feb 2nd 2006 1:51PM Good call, Erik. Ljubjana is beautiful, if a bit difficult to get around in, and the cafe culture is in full swing there. Very much worth a visit. Hostel Celica is way overrated, though--it's posh in the extreme and has this obnoxious hauty air about it that makes it pretty uncomfortable to socialize with any of the staff. However, seeing as virtually everybody visiting Ljubjana has read in LP about Celica, the "supa cool prison hostel," the travelers there aren't really of the same mold as the staff/overall vibe. That makes all the guests sort of cling together in the Celica cafe and talk. No real local flair, but it makes for great brain-picking sessions for where to head next or what to do in Ljubjana.
If I had it to do over again, I'd stay somewhere else, hang with some locals (who are awesome, btw--several random and seemingly kind student-types offered me a place to crash for free when it looked like Celica was full), then head over to Celica in the morning to pick the brains of other travelers for my next destination.