Thursday Afternoon Walk at Work

This afternoon I took a walk at work.ZIC, Zeiss Innovation Center, Dublin, California, ConstructionIt has been some time since I walked by the new building under construction near our office, so wanted to get some pictures.

ZIC, Zeiss Innovation Center, Dublin, California, ConstructionThe building is really starting to look nice as the glass walls are complete now on three sides.

ZIC, Zeiss Innovation Center, Dublin, California, ConstructionUnfortunately I can’t walk closer to the building as they have been working on the sidewalks. However, they are now poured so hopefully they will move the fence again soon.

ZIC, Zeiss Innovation Center, Dublin, California, ConstructionThere is only one small section where the curtain wall is not complete. It will be interesting to see how much of it they fill in, as the construction elevator and stairs will most likely stay in place for awhile longer.

ZIC, Zeiss Innovation Center, Dublin, California, ConstructionThe building is really starting to look nice, especially since the color looks a little different depending on the light.

Steven

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Valentine Memory Chain

Tonight I thought I would share a few images that I thought about during a Valentine Memory Chain.

Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) - Taronga Zoo - Valentine Couple - Bird CoupleYou may wonder why this image came up in my memory.

The picture is of a pair of Black-necked Storks (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus).

Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) - Female - Yellow Iris - Yellow Eyes - Stork couple - Valentine Stork I have been thinking about Australia the past few days as I have a friend who just flew there and I will be heading down under for a course next month.

I then remembered that I had been in Sydney six years ago for Valentine’s Day and had written a post about this pair of storks I saw at the Taronga Zoo.

I called them Valentine Storks.

Black-necked Stork - Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus - Taronga Zoo - Wetland Birds - Australian BirdsCan you see the distinctive difference between the male and female stork?

Century Old Valentine - Two Girls - Valentines Greetings - Old CardsI then thought about some classic Valentine’s cards that I posted long ago.

Century Old Valentine - 1911 Valentine Card - Sweetheart - Large HeartMemories then flooded back about those really awkward Valentine card exchanges from grade school. We always had to give a card to all the other students in our class. It was a real struggle to pick which card went to each person. Of course figuring out who got the best card was not a problem. I am still friends with her today even though we have not seen each other since 5th grade. It is nice to have Facebook.

Steven

 

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