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The blog serves as a collection space for a variety of musings and observations of the world around us...through the use of sketches, drawings, photos, images and videos...intended to be shared and to stimulate thoughts, ideas and inspirations...douglas wittnebel

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

San Diego airport, Gate 8 in the morning light

Clear skies and light air traffic on the route from OAK to DEN, with a stop/layover in beautiful San Diego,  palm trees at the edges of the landscape and hills, warm sun and happy faces...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day 2014


"...They took all the trees
Put 'em in a tree museum
And they charged all the people
A dollar and a half just to see 'em

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot..."
Joni Mitchell
Big Yellow Taxi

Monday, April 21, 2014

KUBB, the game from the weekend of camping on Mount Tamalpais

KUBB is an outdoor or lawn game where the primary object is to knock over wooden blocks by throwing or tossing wooden batons.  Today's version originated in Sweden, and the rules vary from country to country and from region to region, but the ultimate object of the game is to knock over the five kubbs on the opposing side line, and then knock the "king" over, before the opponent does, the nickname of the game is "Viking Chess." Games can last from five minutes to well over an hour or two. The game can be played on a variety of surfaces such as grass, asphalt, concrete, sand, snow, or ice.  Here are my sketches of the game in progress at the campground.

Monday, April 14, 2014

A view into the future of Oakland, a speculation...Work Live, Love and Thrive in the City

The presentation video for the Work in the City project has now been submitted.  One of the images featured in the video is an illustration of the city of Oakland in a future speculative view...shown here is the lower left corner of the illustration.
"Speculation, like nature, abhors a vacuum"  Spinoza

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009
a selection of sketches from the Grand Canyon