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Detour over Seattle

Someone (not me) had a lot of fun with the customs in Anchorage, so I’m now in Kurt Cobain’s city 😀 instead of Frankfurt or at home. But who cares, and I can use the time to post a video for your which fits this situation:

So Anchorage, Alaska, was great. I have meet a lot of interesting people on the IPDPS conference, mainly the important guys of the HPC community, and also some nice people from Anchorage and Seattle. I will post some pictures about the amazing nature in Alaska, when I’m back in Germany.

Ok, my 2-week-business-trip around the world is finished. Moscow is really a nice place and is worth a visit, but your are nearly fucked up with English 🙁 and most of the important signs in Moscow are only written in Cyrillic. I hope it’s better in Germany, but I’m afraid that the same percentage of the German population can’t speak English.

And now I proudly present … the promised panorama pictures …

Beluga Point, a whale viewing point in the south of Anchorage

Sleeping Lady (mountain on the left) and harbor of Anchorage photographed on the roof of the Snow Goose bar

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Red Square and Kremlin in Moscow

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  1. May 23rd, 2011 at 21:13 | #1

    Anchorage is great! Did you make it to Denali? I was in Anchorage a long time ago, and I remember that summer was very disorienting (due to the super-long days). I also really like Seattle; if you have time while you are there, you should take the Seattle Historical Underground tour or walk around the fish market. And don’t forget to visit the original Starbucks! 🙂

  2. stefan
    May 26th, 2011 at 18:01 | #2

    lol…2 min ago this clip was shown on TV (Pro 7)

  3. jens
    May 28th, 2011 at 08:18 | #3

    Hey Val, no I hadn’t planed a trip to Denali, but I saw some nice pictures from the guys of LLNL, which went to Denali on the weekend before the conference. Yes, the days in Anchorage were really great, it was only ~3 hours “dark” 😉 (I think I took the picture of the harbor at 10 or 11 p.m.). I had only one night in Seattle, so had no time to visit anything, except a nice bar (13 Coins) near the Sea-Tac airport. Maybe I’m at the SC11 in Seattle, than I will remember your hints :D.

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