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Calgary, Canada - 30th June 2009

By: smaug

Hi,
my name is Orpheus and I am a little canary. As my renown (and so far more famous) namesake and predecessor I am a voyager (at least I am about to become one) and a singer. I love music and singing and I hope to sing along with all my hosts, even better if I can accompany them while they play an instrument and if it something traditional of where they live. I am so talented that I can sing on any kind of music ;) Of course, I hope to come back home safe one day and not to follow the sad end of my illustrious namesake and predecessor...

I have been told that to ease me into the travelling business I will be able to abuse of family hospitality and will hitch a ride to Europe soon  B) where I will visit France and Italy over the next couple of months. But after that Iíll be travelling on my own, canít wait to find out who will be my first host  :)

* Posted Jul 3, 2009, 2:45 am Last edited Jul 6, 2009, 4:43 pm by smaug [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Moraine Lake, Canada - 1st July 2009

By: smaug

Hi,

Today was Canada day here and there was supposed to be celebrations everywhere, but unfortunately Smaug was working, so we were ready to spend the whole day at home  :(. There are quite a few TVs here, sammino is a resident TV, Sully Monster is visiting from Australia, Mr Bananas  and Purple Haze are from England and PinkyHH has just arrived from Germany  :stare:. Smaug eventually came back early in the afternoon and we went out for my first trip to Moraine Lake  :D.

Most of the others have been here before and they told me that the lake was almost empty, well someone must have come here loaded with water buckets because it looks pretty full  ;). Too bad the best location for photos was closed due to works on the path, but we still managed to take some pictures.
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* Posted Jul 3, 2009, 4:00 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Calgary, Canada - 3rd July 2009

By: smaug

Hi,

today was the opening day of the Calgary Stampede, that the organizers call ďThe Greatest Outdoor Show on EarthĒ  :o. Well, that might be an arguable statement, but itís definitely something big. The core of the show are daily rodeos and chuckwagon races, so as you can guess the whole show has a strong western theme. To get in the atmosphere we decided to wear a cowboy hat before heading down to the Stampede Park...hmmm, finding a hat of the right size was a bit of problem so it was actually the hat that was wearing us B)

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Down at the park it was very crowded: fun fairs, markets, animal exhibitions were all packed with people, but eventually smaug found a ďquietĒ spot where we could take some group pictures overlooking the park.
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You can even see Calgary downtown  :)
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What a long day! And when we came back I jumped in a suitcase to start my journey, I am so excited  :D! All the other TVs wished me god luck and sammino gave a lot of instructions to Sigfrido about my well being. I am actually very happy that Sigfrido will travel with me for a while :)
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* Posted Jul 8, 2009, 4:44 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Vancouver, Canada - 4th July 2009

By: smaug

Hi,

today I have arrived in Vancouver, at University of BC to be accurate. First thing I did was checking out the view from our window, hmmm, a courtyard, nothing really remarkable...other than the fact that the window can desperately use some cleaning  :stare:
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So Sigfrido and myself decided to help ourselves with some maple syrup flavoured popcorns to recover from the trip  B)
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Hopefully Iíll start exploring the place soon  :)

* Posted Jul 8, 2009, 4:57 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Vancouver, Canada - 10th July 2009

By: smaug

Hi,

This week was a bit boring, no real chance to explore around  :(. So Sigfrido and myself decided to surf internet for a while.

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Then we studied Vancouver map, you never know, we might actually visit downtown  ;).

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There was no downtown visit in the end....but today we went to a panoramic point within the University of BC campus...you can even see the sea  :)

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Then we had to pack again, this time Iím off to New Jersey for  few days....wow, carry on bag, looks like we are going to travel a bit more comfortably this time  B)

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0245.jpg?t=1247337676

* Posted Jul 11, 2009, 7:42 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Princeton, United States - 14th July 2009

By: smaug

Hi,

Yesterday I arrived in Princeton, NJ, the second step of my slow approach to Europe. First thing we did was to get some food. Sigfrido and myself carefully examined the shopping  :thinking:
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And then decided to have a snack based on cherries, hmmm, delicious  :)
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Later, as usual we took a look out of the window...
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... but we left immediately to go doing the laundry  :o. Here we are checking out the washing machine...
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and then the dryers...they look a bit identical to me  :rolleyes:.
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After that, of course, it was time for ironing and we thoroughly checked that no crease was left behind.
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* Posted Jul 19, 2009, 2:53 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Princeton, USA - 18th July 2009

By: smaug

Hi,

Today I had my first tour around Princeton. First I took some pictures outside the Graduate College.
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Later Sigfrido and I stopped to rest in the shade of the trees next to the golf course...
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...it was so nice  :), but the players were not very good and we moved on before some stray ball hit us  ;) So we went to the Princeton University campus and took some pictures in and around the main square.
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The tiger is the symbol of Princeton University and you can find it virtually anywhere around the campus...this one is big.
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Here we are resting a bit on a bench in the main square.
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Later in the day I attended my first concert at the University Chapel :D, but I was not allowed to take photos and they even forbade me from singing, canaries apparently are not allowed to join the choir  :o, outrageous!!

* Posted Jul 21, 2009, 4:35 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Princeton, USA - 24th July 2009

By: smaug

Hello,

here I am still in Princeton. Today I went visiting the Institute for Advanced Studies, were apparently a lot of big brains work  :o

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Neither me nor Sigfrido have a pass so we were smuggled through the main door in bag, but as soon as we reached our office we jumped out and explored it.

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Then it was time to do some work....canít see anything with these glasses..

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...so hard  :(

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We soon got bored and decided to play with the blackboard.

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And back to work again...

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Enough work for the day. So we decided to go for a walk. Here we are exploring the housing complex where all the visitors to the institute are hosted...including the TVs  B)

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Then we went visiting Fuld Hall, the main historical core of the institute, where tea and coffee are served everyday at 3pm. Here we are at the main entrance.

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In the main room you can always end up drinking tea next to  Nobel Prize  :stare:...not today though...

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Since no one was around I decided to have a look at the newspapers.

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Still no big brain coming to meet us, so we explored a few of the sculptures: here is Einstein, one of the first Members of the institute.

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And this is Flexner, first director of the institute...ehi, itís just like being in a wax museum, bronze instead of wax and famous scientists instead of Hollywood and music stars  ;)

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After exploring every corner of Fuld Hall we went back to Simonyi Hall, the School of Mathematics where our office is, but instead of going back to work we went to the terrace. From here you can see all the Halls of the institute. That black thing appearing in the grass in the last picture is actually a black board and apparently sometimes people use it to write  :stare:

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Then we stopped next to the terrace in the coffee room...

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...and guess what? More scientists heads in here, this is Weil, another famous mathematician....looks like in this institute thereíre more bronze heads than living ones  B)

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* Posted Jul 28, 2009, 6:04 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Princeton, USA - 29th July 2009

By: smaug

Hi,

today is my last day in Princeton, so Sigfrido and I decided to take a look downtown.  On the way we had another look at the Golf Course that we visited a few days ago.

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Then we went through a residential area where we played hide and seek between the plants...

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...and on the way we passed behind the main University campus, this sign leads somewhere in there

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Eventually we reached Nassau Street, the centre of the town

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Before exploring more of it we rested a bit on bench.

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And here is Nassau Street.

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Then we visited Palmer Square where there a few big, big cats  :o

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A bit further down the road we reached Nassau Hall, the main building of Princeton University...


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...where there are two tigers watching the main entrance....one accepted to take a photo with us  :)


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On the way back we went again through the University main campus and we explored it a bit...

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...lovely parks and trees, but I didnít meet any bird who wanted to sing with me  :(, so I found a place to practice by myself  ;)

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Tomorrow I am eventually flying to Europe, I am so excited  :D

* Posted Jul 31, 2009, 3:52 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Newark Airport, USA - 30th July 2009

By: smaug

Hi,
today Iím flying to Europe  :D. First we checked that all the baggage was ready...

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And here we are on the train linking the railway station to Newark Airport..

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You can see the planes  :)

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Next update from France  B)

* Posted Aug 2, 2009, 11:06 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Rouen, France - 2nd August 2009

By: smaug

Hello!

I am in Europe, wow  :D! This is the first picture Iíve taken here in Rouen. This tower is right out of the house....Iím not sure whatís the history behind it, but it doesnít really look in good shape  :stare:.

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Today I was introduced to the local toys. Sigfrido warned me that coming out of the baggage I might have been greeted by a few  curious faces.....wow, just a few  :o, I kind of feel shy all of a sudden  :rolleyes:.

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Well, getting to know them better will have to wait a bit, Iíve been told that tomorrow I am on the move again: not sure where Iím going but I have to jump in the travel bag....the life of a TV can be hard  ;).

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* Posted Aug 3, 2009, 12:03 am Last edited Aug 3, 2009, 12:04 am by smaug [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Prague, Czech Republic - 5th August 2009

By: smaug

Hi,

This week I went to Prague, but he first couple of days were a bit boring as we were stuck at the hotel  :(. First we check the window, only apartment blocks in sight...

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0492.jpg

...then the hallways and lifts...

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...but, eventually, today I visited the castle  :). The view over the city is fantastic  :o.

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I even attended a concert in St Vitus cathedral  :D, but when I asked if I could join the singing they told me that the programme was full and there was no time for my performance  :rolleyes:

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* Posted Aug 10, 2009, 4:45 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Prague, Czech Republic - 8th August 2009

By: smaug

Hi,

today was my last day in Prague and luckily I could play the tourist a bit  :). Here I am at the main gate leading to Karluv Most (Charles Bridge).

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The bridge is higher than the surrounding roads and you can look down at shops close to the river...

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...here are some more views from the bridge.

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Then we wandered the streets of the city centre

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Here we are on Staromestske namesti (the Old Town Square), looking at Tyn Cathedral...

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...and this is the City Hall.

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Then we walked through the old Jewish quarter

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Tomorrow Iím back to France, hopefully this time for more than a couple of days  ;)

* Posted Aug 11, 2009, 4:50 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Rouen, France - 12th August 2009

By: smaug

Hi,

today I  had eventually a chance to visit Rouen  :). First Sigfrido and I explored a bit the streets of the old town. Here you can see the typical old buildings in central Rouen.

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That sort of pyramid in the background is a modern church dedicated to Jeanne díArc...who accidentally was burned as an heretic  (just a few years before being made saint  :rolleyes:) here in Rouen....so her name appears quite everywhere around the city

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This is a very famous big clock...it is mandatory spot for a photo. Unfortunately we took this pictures early in the morning when the streets were still in shadow while the top of the buildings were in the sun, so you canít see very well the top of the clock tower  :(

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0582.jpg

Here you can start seeing Rouen Cathedral in the background...

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... I roamed a bit the alleys of the old town..

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...on the way I also checked out some shops...

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And here is the Cathedral, that apparently was the tallest building in the world between 1876 and 1880  :o

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0590.jpg

Later I visited ďmyĒ office at the University of Rouen...

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0574.jpg

...but I didnít feel like working so I spent the whole afternoon chatting with Sigfrido and looking at the park from the window  ;)

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0575.jpg

* Posted Aug 16, 2009, 4:06 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Trento, Italy - 14th August 2009

By: smaug

Hi,

today Iím flying to Italy, wow :D. First I said goodbye to all my friends here in Rouen as after Italy I will go straight to my next host. I was a bit sad to leave them, but they told me that they will check for my updates  :).

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0592.jpg

On the way to the airport we managed to take some pictures. Here we are on the RER train, the view was good, but the window was a bit scratched...

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0597.jpg
http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0604.jpg

...eventually we arrived at our station.

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0608.jpg

And here I am at Paris airport waiting to board the plane...

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0611.jpg

...and after boarding the plane  :D.

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0613.jpg

When we arrived at Verona airport it was too crowded to take any decent photo, but as soon as we were in the car I jumped on the cockpit to look at the road. This is the motorway just out of Verona. We are still on the plains, but you can already see the Alps in the distance.

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0623.jpg

This exit leads to the south side of Lake Garda, that I am told is a very famous lake.

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0626.jpg

As we headed north the mountains raised around the valley..

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0639.jpg

...but when we reached the outskirts of Trento the valley opened up a bit,  almost at my destination  :)

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0648.jpg

Here we just left the motorway and are entering Trento.

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0651.jpg

We crossed this big river called Adige

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0653.jpg

A couple of people came out on the balcony to greet me, not exactly the kind of welcome that I was expecting for a singer as famous as I am  B), there is no one around....maybe I am not famous enough yet  :rolleyes:.

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0654.jpg

On the way home we passed by this castle  :o

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0657.jpg
http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0659.jpg

And here we are about to arrive home, I canít wait to explore the town  :).

http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt157/smaug_tv/orfeo%20tv/IMG_0664.jpg

* Posted Aug 17, 2009, 4:59 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


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