July 22nd, 2005

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Travelling: Brighton

When I got back from Dundee my aunt R and cousin S were at home. They decided more or less on a whim to come and visit from Australia. They're both fun people and I haven't seen them in years (due to an excess of geography) so it's good to catch up.

At the weekend, we made a trip to Brighton to see my brothers. Collapse )

Oh, and gradually catching up with book reviews:
- Poul Anderson: The broken sword
- Iris Murdoch: The sandcastle
- Mary Doria Russell: The sparrow
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Dragon!

One of the things about Dundee is that the population density of dragons is unexpectedly high. If we are going to be pedantic, most of them are technically wyverns (being two-legged rather than four-legged), but anyway.

The most prominent is a bronze statue about 6 feet tall which stands in the middle of the town centre. I took a photo of it while I was wandering around Dundee after my graduation, and then I played with the photo in Photoshop and came up with this, which I'm quite proud of:

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Proper respectable graduation photos will happen at some point, probably after I'm back; I got distracted playing with this silly one.

While I'm at it, let me plug my review of The sparrow; I know several people on my flist have read it so I'm hoping for some discussion.
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