Nice Business Plan photos

Some cool business plan images:

STUDIO BOAT ! – Three Maritime Geisha in Old Japan
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Image by Okinawa Soba (Rob)
RHYME OF THE ANCIENT GEISHA

Day after day, day after day,
They were stuck, no breath or motion;
The Geisha floated in one spot, Applying sun screen lotion;
Their brains as idle as painted ships
Upon a painted ocean.

Water, water, every where,
Yet all the boards did shrink;
The Geisha without deodorant, all soon began to stink.
Water, water, every where,
And not a drop to drink.

— Samuel "Soba" Taylor (1797-2014)

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All around the world, from the 1880s through to the 1930s, it would have been hard to find either a town or a tourist attraction that didn’t have at least one studio with a painted ship on a painted ocean…or a painted lake, river, or pond.

Of course, this was just a flat prop that folks could stand or sit behind. There were even those where you could stand on the deck, and cling to the mast.

There were also similar props of Cars and Airplanes. In fact, once these Geisha make it back to dry land, they will be flying to America with THESE GUYS :

? www.flickr.com/photos/15693951@N00/11888118115/

In the meantime, along with this fine 1890s view of Geisha stranded in their studio boat (and getting sea-sick by the minute), I am tossing up a few other examples of their sea-faring studio friends from around the world.

Although I have no plans to go crazy collecting examples of this genre from every country on the planet, there is nothing to stop YOU from doing it. GOOD LUCK, and BON VOYAGE ~ !

A quick sampling :

? RUSSIA : www.flickr.com/photos/okinawa-soba/15402244555/

? FRANCE : www.flickr.com/photos/okinawa-soba/15379219556/

? USA : www.flickr.com/photos/okinawa-soba/15399062321/

? SWEDEN : www.flickr.com/photos/okinawa-soba/15215493509/

? CANADA ??? : www.flickr.com/photos/okinawa-soba/15215587330/

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Finally, from the spiritually and religiously ship-wrecked carcass of a human being that is old Okinawa Soba, I offer the following for those whose faith is still intact :

"……THEY THAT GO DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS,

that do business in great waters;

These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.

For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end.

Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.

He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven…."

—- Psalms, 107:23-3

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? PHOTO NOTE : Large, circa 1890s hand-colored albumen print. In-photo number and title is A 149 – LIFE ON OCEAN WAVE. Original photo was scanned and cropped down for Flickr. Photographer and Studio unknown to me.

Treasury Building (Department of the Treasury)
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Image by cliff1066™
The present Treasury Building was built over a period of 33 years between 1836 and 1869. The east and center wings, designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument and the Patent Office Building, comprise the first part of the building constructed between 1836 to 1842. The most architecturally impressive feature of the Mills design is the east colonnade running the length of the building. Each of the 30 columns is 36 feet tall and is carved out of a single piece of granite. The interior design of the east and center wings is classically austere, in keeping with the Greek Revival style.

Later additions were made to the original wings, beginning with the construction of the south wing from 1855 to 1860 and the west wing from 1855- 1864. The preliminary design of the wings was provided by Thomas Ustick Walter, architect of the Capitol dome, but architects Ammi B. Young and Isaiah Rogers refined the plans, designed the interior details, and supervised construction. While the exterior of the building was executed along the lines of the original Mills wings, the interiors of the later wings reflect changes in both building technology and aesthetic tastes. Iron columns and beams reinforced the building’s brick vaults; the architectural detailing became much more ornate, following mid-nineteenth century fashion. The final addition to the Treasury Building was the north wing, built from 1867 to 1869. Its architect was Alfred B. Mullett. Similar in construction and decor to the south and west wings, the north wing is unique as the site of the Cash Room — a two-story marble hall in which the daily financial business of the U.S. Government was transacted. The room opened in 1869 as the site of President Grant’s inaugural reception

The Treasury Building is the oldest departmental building in Washington and has had a great impact on the design of other governmental buildings. At the time of its completion, it was one of the largest office buildings in the world. It served as a barracks for soldiers during the Civil War and as the temporary White House for President Andrew Johnson following the assassination of President Lincoln in 1865. The Treasury Building is unquestionably a monument of continuing architectural and historical significance. In acknowledgment of the building’s significance, Treasury was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1972.

Guided tours of the building are available free of charge. The tour features restored spaces such as the 1864 Burglar-Proof Vault and the marble Cash Room. Also on the tour is the restored office of Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury during the Civil War and the temporary office used by President Andrew Johnson following Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, which has been restored to its 1860s appearance.

www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/wash/dc35.htm

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Nice Product Marketing photos

A few nice product marketing images I found:

s#12
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Nice Online Marketing Agency photos

Some cool online marketing agency images:

Image from page 168 of “In pine-tree jungles : a handbook for sportsmen and campers in the great Maine woods” (1902)
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Identifier: inpinetreejungle00bang
Title: In pine-tree jungles : a handbook for sportsmen and campers in the great Maine woods
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Authors: Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company Clifford, Fred H
Subjects: Outdoor life — Maine Maine — Description and travel
Publisher: Bangor : Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Company
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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Text Appearing Before Image:
Bangor, Me. Mention B. i^ A. Guide in Writing Advertisers. 156 AMMUNITION. ETC. I AMMUNITION BRANDED US .GIVES Superior Results IN \mmmm. ^ WITH THIS MARK ^5 AGENCIES: ^ New YorK, 122 worm St. Gun, Rifle,Revolver. MANUFACTURED BY United States CaPtFidge Co., g ^ San Francisco, La]„ 114-116 Market St. LOWELL, MASS. ^ WPI. SELLERS & CO., INCORPORATED. Thomas W. Burr, BANGOR, ME. MODERN MACHINE BILL TOOLS, Improved Injectors, Superior Shafting,TURN-TABLES, Etc. POSTING, Tacking, andDistributing. —0— —0— PHiladelpHia, Pa. Owns all Billboards in Bangforand BrowtT, Me. Cooing Compounds, Ois, and Gieases,.!?!!;,^llE- ^ O – r V/ \A ;^i^.;^^y y,,i;k City. Mention B. cr A. Guide in VViitins^ Advertisers. SPORTSMENS SUPPLIES. 157

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Image from page 45 of “Trolley trips through New England ..” (1900)
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Identifier: trolleytripsthro05hart
Title: Trolley trips through New England ..
Year: 1900 (1900s)
Authors:
Subjects: New England — Description and travel. [from old catalog] Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) — Description and travel
Publisher: Hartford, Conn., Guyde publishing co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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LAFAYETTE GIFT SHOP ART EMBROIDERY JEWELRY Stamped Goods Solid Gold and Handwrought Wools and Cottons Maine Tourmalines Novelties and Gifts Arts and Crafts Greeting Cards Colored Views 646 CONGRESS STREET, PORTLAND, MAINE HOTEL TEMPLE JOHN A. CLARITY, Vru^.20 and 22 TEMPLE ST., PORTLAND, MAINE One Bloek From Xew City Hall EVERY ATTENTION AND COURTESY ACCORDEDOUR GUESTS EUROPEAX PLAXRates 50c., 75c., .00 and .50 With Private Bath GREENS DRUG STORE NO. 1, MARKET SQUARE, PORTSMOUTH, N. H. KODAK AGENCY, Printing and Developing. Full Line of Photographic Material, Drugs, Toilet Articles, Fancy Goods, Candy, Cigars or Soda Water PROMPT SERVICE AND LOW PRICES All trolleys stop on square, directly in front of our store. 44 Trolley Trips Through New England 5<P0u<fwat«r (Jorhom S w. r«iham_ R( WORTMrRM MAINE Tavmo-th

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CA>f ELIZABETH Cape Cotto^e S. P^vtlatid Boston New TorK Again boarding the car, transfer at Monument Sq. to theS*pring St. car, leaving same at Bowdoin Street and walking toWestern Promenade, where another superb panorama revealsitself. Another interesting short trolley ride is by the Steamerscar to Grand Trunk Station. Alighting, walk east one block.Here are birthplaces of Poet Longfellow and Speaker Reed,Portlands two most famous sons. The Longfellow Homestead at Monument Sq. has mostintimate and interesting relics of the poet (25c.).

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Nice Affiliate Marketing photos

A few nice affiliate marketing images I found:

City Island – large murals
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Image by origamidon
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania USA • Seen on City Island, a mile-long island in the Susquehanna River between Harrisburg and Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania in the United States. It is used mainly for leisure and sports activities. Its previous names have included Turkey Island, Maclay’s Island, Forster’s Island and Hargast Island.

The island contains archaeological treasures of the Susquehannocks and the Iroquois tribes, who at one time established settlements here. During the initial development of Harrisburg, the island was only able to be reached by boat, until 1817 when the Camelback Bridge, site of the present-day Market Street Bridge, was completed. – From Wikipedia.

? Visitors can swim in a beautiful setting at City Island Beach, FREE. Signs are posted for lifeguard hours. …

Serious boaters can find summer-long docking space May through mid-October at any of City Island’s three marinas, located north of the Walnut St. Bridge and south of the Market St. Bridge. Watercraft rentals are also available at select marinas. …

The Harrisburg Senators AA affiliate of the Washington Nationals carries on a sports tradition begun in 1901. This pro baseball team entertains hundred’s of thousands of eager fans on warm summer evenings at the Commerce Bank Park each season. Since their formation in 1987, they have sent up more than 200 players to the Major Leagues and are the first team in league history to win four Eastern League titles. The Senators’ season begins April and runs thru September. …

Great food and a great view await you at City Island’s RiverSide Village Park. Overlooking the Susquehanna River and the Harrisburg skyline, RiverSide Village Park features seven rustic concession stands offering anything from roast beef, fish sandwiches, crab cakes to sausages, hamburgers, hotdogs and french fries. Lemonade and ice cream are also available. Weekends only from April thru Mid-May; Everyday from Memorial Day thru Labor Day, weather permitting. …

City Island visitors can check out the historic replica of the John Harris Trading Post near the marina and take their children to Harbortown Playground. Also featured are Sand Volleyball Courts, an Outdoor Fitness Area and Skyline Picnic Pavilion. Observation areas and pavilions north of RiverSide Village Park offer a panoramic view of the River and Harrisburg’s skyline. … – From the City’s website.

More Info: GeoHack: 40.2550894°N 76.8880291°W.

Niche Affiliate Marketing System (NAMS) Workshop 4
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Image by rogercarr
This photo was taken at the Niche Affiliate Marketing System Workshop on 20-22 August 2010 in Atlanta, GA. Go to www.NAMSExperience.com to learn more about the workshop.

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Nice Digital Marketing Company photos

Some cool digital marketing company images:

Sweet, Sweet Galaxy by Pip & Pop
digital marketing company
Image by Karen Roe
Smiths Row, The Market Cross, Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1BT
Tel: +44 (0) 1284 762081

We are happy to welcome Australian artists Tanya Schultz, Nicole Andrijevic and John Kassab to Smiths Row in what is their first major British show. Schultz and Andrijevic have worked in collaboration since 2007 using the alias Pip & Pop and this is their second collaboration with sound artist Kassab.

Sweet sweet galaxy is a unique installation depicting an infinite psychedelic landscape. An amalgamation of numerous materials including coloured sugar, fine sand, cake decorations, origami, found objects, LED lights and sound, this colourful sensory kingdom will be constructed directly in the gallery space in early January.

The soundscape, created in collaboration with Melbourne-based John Kassab, adds another layer of immersion to the audience experience and sense of being transported to a faraway or imagined place. Whilst the soundscape adds to the narrative of the imagined landscape, interpreting the sounds with sugar has been central to Pip & Pop’s process when working with John.

The sugar used in this exhibition has been kindly donated by Silverspoon. As the sole producers of homegrown British sugar the company supports 1200 East Anglian beet farmers. According to Dan Gough of Silverspoon: "the sugar used in this exhibition was grown an average of 30 miles away from the gallery".

Sweet, Sweet Galaxy by Pip & Pop
digital marketing company
Image by Karen Roe
Smiths Row, The Market Cross, Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1BT
Tel: +44 (0) 1284 762081

We are happy to welcome Australian artists Tanya Schultz, Nicole Andrijevic and John Kassab to Smiths Row in what is their first major British show. Schultz and Andrijevic have worked in collaboration since 2007 using the alias Pip & Pop and this is their second collaboration with sound artist Kassab.

Sweet sweet galaxy is a unique installation depicting an infinite psychedelic landscape. An amalgamation of numerous materials including coloured sugar, fine sand, cake decorations, origami, found objects, LED lights and sound, this colourful sensory kingdom will be constructed directly in the gallery space in early January.

The soundscape, created in collaboration with Melbourne-based John Kassab, adds another layer of immersion to the audience experience and sense of being transported to a faraway or imagined place. Whilst the soundscape adds to the narrative of the imagined landscape, interpreting the sounds with sugar has been central to Pip & Pop’s process when working with John.

The sugar used in this exhibition has been kindly donated by Silverspoon. As the sole producers of homegrown British sugar the company supports 1200 East Anglian beet farmers. According to Dan Gough of Silverspoon: "the sugar used in this exhibition was grown an average of 30 miles away from the gallery".

Sweet, Sweet Galaxy by Pip & Pop
digital marketing company
Image by Karen Roe
Smiths Row, The Market Cross, Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1BT
Tel: +44 (0) 1284 762081

We are happy to welcome Australian artists Tanya Schultz, Nicole Andrijevic and John Kassab to Smiths Row in what is their first major British show. Schultz and Andrijevic have worked in collaboration since 2007 using the alias Pip & Pop and this is their second collaboration with sound artist Kassab.

Sweet sweet galaxy is a unique installation depicting an infinite psychedelic landscape. An amalgamation of numerous materials including coloured sugar, fine sand, cake decorations, origami, found objects, LED lights and sound, this colourful sensory kingdom will be constructed directly in the gallery space in early January.

The soundscape, created in collaboration with Melbourne-based John Kassab, adds another layer of immersion to the audience experience and sense of being transported to a faraway or imagined place. Whilst the soundscape adds to the narrative of the imagined landscape, interpreting the sounds with sugar has been central to Pip & Pop’s process when working with John.

The sugar used in this exhibition has been kindly donated by Silverspoon. As the sole producers of homegrown British sugar the company supports 1200 East Anglian beet farmers. According to Dan Gough of Silverspoon: "the sugar used in this exhibition was grown an average of 30 miles away from the gallery".

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Nice Internet Marketing Strategies photos

Some cool internet marketing strategies images:

Internet Marketing Strategy Using Search Engine Optimization Slide2
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Image by hongxing128
Internet Marketing Strategy Using Search Engine Optimization Presentation References:

www.elliance.com
www.icrossing.com
www.savantconsultants.com

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Nice Local Internet Marketing photos

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01b – 149 Wadsworth Ave – J M Hale House (E)
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Image by Kansas Sebastian
OCEAN PARK

On a gray May day, Greg and I took the new Exposition Line (transferring to the 733) to Venice, and walked up to Ocean Park. We didn’t have a goal in mind, except to enjoy the day. While we were in Ocean Park we thought we’d check on a house that we know well – the home of James M Hale, proprietor of the Los Angeles dry good’s store, Hale’s. Almost directly behind Hale’s house is Horatio West Court, by Irving J Gill.

01. James M Hale House, 1907
149 Wadsworth Ave
Ocean Park, CA
Wadsworth & Hollister Tract, Santa Monica
Architect Unknown

James M Hale was the proprietor of the J M Hale Co, a chain of seven dry goods stores. The store first began at 7 & 9 Spring Street in the early 1890’s. Later the address was changed to 107, 109 & 111 N. Spring St. Sometime around 1905/6 he sold the Spring Street location and moved the store to 341-345 S Broadway, near the new Romanesque City Hall. Additional stores were opened in Ocean Park, Santa Monica, and other locations around Southern California and (apparently) elsewhere.

Until 1907 Hale lived in the 800 block of Grand Avenue. As the Red Car expanded in Los Angeles, options to live out of the city began to open up for the burgeoning population. Hale took advantage of this new opportunity. In 1907 Hale contracted “for the erection of a handsome home in the Wadsworth & Hollister Tract. It is to cost ,434, and is to be completed in seventy working days.” The result is this beautiful, very-late Queen Anne/Shingle Style Victorian house.

Thanks to the gracious owners, we were able to tour the inside. It is spectacular, if not unusual. The interior is a mixture of styles common in Los Angeles at the time. The layout and most of the detail, like baseboards and crown molding, are pure Victorian. The pressed-brick fireplace mantles are Craftsman. The large built-in buffet is Art Nouveau. An oddly-placed foyer sits behind the first parlor, which may have been a reception room of some kind. The formal front door to the foyer is on the West-facing side of the house. The rails of the grand staircase are transitional in style (almost Mission Revival) and the chandelier is high Victorian. One of the globes is monogrammed with Hale’s initials – JMH.

The architect is as yet unknown. Who ever it was, they seemed to have been playing to the tastes of an older client. or the architect himself was older and designed a house in the style he was accustomed. The situation of the house with the front door on the side rather than in front, gives the impression that this wasn’t a new building – that it was moved to the site, turned on it’s side, and then remodeled. But the permit implies new construction. And, if it were an older house remodeled, most of the Victorian features should have been stripped away. Likely it would be fully Craftsman, or Mission Revival like the Joseph Cather Newsom across the street at 140 Wadsworth.

The James M Hale house in Ocean Park is not yet a Santa Monica Historic Landmark, but it is fully deserving of both local and national historic status. I encourage the owners to pursue historic designation to protect the house, and possibly take advantage of the Mills Act tax advantages.

Many people may fondly (or not) remember Hale’s Brothers, Inc, the San Francisco-based nation-wide department store which failed in the late 1960’s and was absorbed into the Los Angeles-based Broadway Stores. J M Hale appears to be related to the Hale Brothers of the San Francisco department store, although the relationship hasn’t been not solidly confirmed yet. The icon failed because of several bad business decisions – acquiring Sacramento-based Weinstock-Lubin & Co. and a real estate gamble gone awry.

The relationship clues are there, however: J M Hale Co, Inc used the same swooping logo as Hale Bros Inc, with the same tag line “Good Goods,” and they were in essentially the same kind of market. It appears each branch of Hale’s was run independently, with slight variations on the name. From what I can derive on the internet, Hale’s was founded in San Jose, CA, by O A Hale, as a simple dry goods store. He quickly expanded the store with his sons, first to Sacramento and San Francisco, then Los Angeles and beyond. James M may have been O A’s brother, or the oldest son. Under the “Hale’s California” umbrella were: Hale Bros Incorporated (San Francisco); Hale Bros & Co (Sacramento); O A Hale & Co (San Jose); Hale & Co (Stockton); Hale Bros & Co (Petaluma); and J M Hale Co, Inc (Los Angeles).

Other locations of Hale Bros and J M Hale Co can be found throughout the country. There’s a story on The State Historical Society of Missouri website, which chronicles the life of James Cash Penney (yes, that Penney – J C Penney’s). According to the site, Penney’s first job was as a store clerk at J M Hale and Bros in Hamilton, Mo. It’s somewhat ironic then that it was a shady real estate deal where J C Penney’s acquired the coveted Hale Bros Inc building in San Francisco’s Market St, and Hale’s had to settle for the old J C Penny’s building, further down the street, competing with the more popular Emporium. This swap lead to the decline of Hales, and eventual merger with The Broadway Stores. The Broadway was eventually swallowed by The Federated Group (Macy’s) or sold off when it too failed.

Additional tidbits about James M Hale.

– The State Historical Society of Missouri (J C Penney): shs.umsystem.edu/historicmissourians/name/p/penney/

– A great synopses of Hale’s Bros. (San Francisco) can be found at Plummer & Associates Blog on WordPress at; www.plummersearch.com/blog/?p=1019

– An interesting relationship to J M Hale can be found at the Stoltz family webpage at: www.stoltzfamily.us/?p=373

– J M Hale, along with his secretary, Charles C Gibbons, invested in other endeavors, such as Wood’s Dry Condenser – an ore crushing machine to extract gold in mines: www.randdesertmuseum.com/mills_of_the_rand_district/ore_m…

– James M Hale is buried with his wife, Della Hale, at Rosedale Cemetery, I the Historic West Adams district of Los Angeles, Find-A-Grave Monument No. 7505602. James M Hale: 1846 – 1936; Della Hale: died 1930.
www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7505602

02. Horatio West Court, 1919-1921
National Register of Historic Places No. 77000302, 1977
Santa Monica Historic Landmark No. 10
140 Hollister Ave
Ocean Park, CA
Wadsworth & Hollister Tract, Santa Monica
Irving J Gill, Architect

On the same block as the J M Hale house sits the magnificent Horatio West Court, designed by Irving J Gill. The composition is an arrangement of six modernist cubes, in Gill’s trademark Mission Revival style. Connecting the cluster of semi-attached homes is a central courtyard, with shared sidewalks and a central driveway. The homes sit on a 60ft-wide lot, and predate the Modernist Movement as we traditionally know it, by 10 to 15 years. Today we’d think of it as a “Small Lot Ordinance,” which was pioneered by the masters of Modernism – Rudolph Schindler, Richard Neutra, Gregory Ain, A E Morris, and others. In fact, Neutra admired the complex so much he photographed it extensively in the 1930’s.

The great equalizer!!
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Image by Arpana Sanjay
In modern India, the great equalizer is the mobile phone!! Surprised?? Well…dont be!! In a country that has been plagued and defined by its many class systems…based on region, religion, creed, caste and economic levels…mobile technology has emerged as the equalizer!! It might not make sense to a lot of people…but in India, what you do for a living has a lot to do with your ‘station’ in life….archaic huh??

This man is a migrant construction worker. One of the millions of struggling hordes dreaming the ‘Indian Dream’. He does not speak the local language Kannada and communication is difficult. He hardly knows to read. His children dont go to school and run around freely. Some day he hopes to enroll them in the ‘English School’. His wife, pregnant with another child, works on the construction site as well, carrying loads of concrete and brick on her head. And yet…he has the same mobile device as the Medical college students down the road and the MNC bank officer in the pink house and the just-returned-from-america-software-pro whose house he is building. In fact his device is way better than the one I carried while I was in India during this vacation!! :-))))

Mobile users are estimated to be at 80 Million users….no one has the exact count. The number apparently grows by 5 million users a month!! It turns out that India is the hottest market for Mo-tech today….

interesting article – www.emergic.org/archives/2006/02/08/index.html#tech_talk_…

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Nice Marketing Consultants photos

Some cool marketing consultants images:

Moscow, Tsvetnoy Central Market
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Image by Detlef Schobert
Russia, Moscow.
Tsvetnoy Boulevard.
Tsvetnoy Central Market.

Lifschutz, Davidsons, Sandilands Architects.
Ford McDonald Consultants.

Customized Stainless Steel Ceiling and Walls in Upper Floors, Manufacturer EXYD.

Open Space Group – Keep Kids Kind
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Image by Tatiana12
Group: [How to} Keep Kids Kind

Our session – Your One Big Life: How to Be Anti-Fragile through Downturns, Upturns and Turnarounds

We focused on entrepreneurial & solo-preneurial approaches, FRAME and Anti-Fragile concepts. The Slideshare and references page with links to resources, is here:
reveln.com/services/deb-recent-speaking-events/

Description: Be the champion of Your One Big Life by learning how to stay focused on your goals through downturns, upturns and turnarounds. Intended audience: Those interested in entrepreneurial ventures that can co-exist with the demands of work, family and fitness to build “one big life.”

Presenters:
Deb Nystrom, MA, Change Strategist, Performance Facilitation, Organization Development Specialist, REVELN Consulting
Leslie McGraw, Les Go Social Media Marketing and Training

Open Space Technology is attributed to the work of Harrison Owen

With higher ed, with faculty, with professional coaches, with the horses, with professional women, with change management practitioners and consultants, with clients, Open Space has many applications, OST

If you’d like to learn more about this agenda-less type process organized around a key theme, an Open Space handout is available here: reveln.com/open-space-on-speed-and-social-business-video-…

Find out more via REVELN.com

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Nice Webmarketing photos

Some cool webmarketing images:

Pinterest Chef
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Image by mkhmarketing
Please feel free to use this image under the creative commons license.

I created the graphic to drive traffic to my marketing blog as part of a buzz-building assignment for a graduate degree.

Please attribute, link, like and comment – howtostartablogonline.net

Help me explore the concept of online quid pro quo. You get great visual content and I get extra credit in my emerging media class. Or at least that’s the cunning plan…

Also, if you have an idea for a custom graphic you need for your own blog or website, please share with me at mkhmktg@yahoo.com. I’ll give it my best shot to create something for you.

Facebook Overdose
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Image by mkhmarketing
Please feel free to use this image under the creative commons license.

I created the graphic to drive traffic to my marketing blog as part of a buzz-building assignment for a graduate degree.

Please attribute, link, like and comment – howtostartablogonline.net

Help me explore the concept of online quid pro quo. You get great visual content and I get extra credit in my emerging media class. Or at least that’s the cunning plan…

Also, if you have an idea for a custom graphic you need for your own blog or website, please share with me at mkhmktg@yahoo.com. I’ll give it my best shot to create something for you.

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Nice Direct Marketing photos

Check out these direct marketing images:

Maras Salt Pans
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Image by Shawn Harquail
Salt has been obtained in Maras by evaporating salty water from a local subterranean stream since pre-Inca times. The highly salty water emerges and the flow is directed into an intricate system of tiny channels constructed by villagers who own these basins. They use simple rocks to create dams to stop the flow in certain areas. The water runs slowly down the ancient basins, and almost all of them are less than four meters square in size, and about thirty centimeters deep.

According to some locals, markets as far away as Switzerland, Japan and the Philippines are now importing some of the salt produced here. The salt pools are traditionally allotted to the citizens of Maras only. A prospective salt farmer simply needs to locate an empty basin, consult with the local informal cooperative, learn how to maintain his basin, and start working.

Mother Mom Sea Otter Holds Pup 7 of 9 Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris), female, marine mammal, with her baby pup
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Image by mikebaird
Mother Mom Sea Otter Holds Pup. 7 of 9 Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris), mother, mom, female, marine mammal, holding her baby pup (one of several pair in the area together), as seen near Target Rock in the Morro Bay harbor entrance south of Morro Rock in Morro Bay, CA 28 Nov 2009. Photo by Michael "Mike" L. Baird, mike [at} mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com; Canon 1D Mark III, Canon 600mm f/4.0 Lens with Circular Polarizer (it had a significant effect) resting on a large bean bag on a rock at water’s edge about three feet above water level.
Tech Note: I needed my better Beamer flash – lacking that, I overexposed one full stop to get the details in the dark fur, at the expense of washing out some detail in the background. This set has a bit of a dull look, less vibrant than normal, due probably to the harsh sunlight.
* This was a bit blurry and not tack sharp, but I liked the pose here and it looks ok at the large thumbnail size anyway. Too bad the Mom’s eyes were not open more. I took hundreds of shots (filled an 8GB card, shoot RAW of course) trying to get a better one, until I lost all the light at day’s end.

CC use at content.sierraclub.org/mypieceofamerica/california-coast

30 Jan 2014 submitted UK Media Request form to Pesala @ News Dog Media which may restrict future paid licensing…
[News Dog Media Photographer’s/ Contributor’s Syndication Contract

Name………Michael L. Baird…….. Email ……mike@mikebaird.com……

Telephone ……805 704-2064 (USA)….. Mobile …… 805 704-2064 (USA)……

Address ……………..2756 Indigo Circle, Morro Bay, CA 93442 USA…………….
Town…….Morro Bay, CA……….Country ……..USA………

The photographer (as defined above) and News Dog Media (the Agency) agree to enter into an arrangement whereby the Agency will be allowed to syndicate image(s) sent to News Dog Media by the photographer.

With the following Terms and Conditions:

1. Full copyright of the image(s) remains with the Photographer.
2. The Agency is allowed to exclusively distribute, and invoice for subsequent usage of the image(s) to UK-based newspapers and their associated online editions.
3. The Agency is also allowed to exclusively distribute, and invoice for, subsequent usage of the image(s) to international media, including newspapers, magazines and websites.
4. The Photographer will be paid 50% of all payments received by the Agency, for the use of their image(s).
5. The Photographer confirms that these images will not be marketed elsewhere (via other agencies, media organisations, or direct to publications), for the duration of this agreement, and that sales enquiries will be directed to The Agency.
6. The duration of the agreement is three months, after which time it will be a rolling monthly-basis contract at which point either party may terminate this agreement immediately.
7. Photographer has the right to participate with these images in international exhibitions, photo contests, participate in the catalogues, albums and place them in a photo sites and social networks.
8. The Agency is allowed to exclusively distribute, and invoice for subsequent usage of the image(s) to be used in the UK and worldwide for posters/postcards.
]

1/31/2014 I said for the article
Pesala , pictures [at} newsdogmedia.co d o t uk you can download the largest original photo at www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/4142836106/sizes/o/
but I’ve also attached it.

Note that the related Wikipedia article on sea otters also features many of my photos
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_otter which you are free to use, even commercially, and the source is available at wiki.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sea_otter_cropped.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mother_sea_otter_with_rare_twi…
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sea-otter-morro-bay_on-back.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sea-otter-morro-bay_13.jpg This file was a candidate in Picture of the Year 2008.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sea_otter_with_injured_nose.JPG
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sea-otter-bay_11.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sea_otter_nursing02.jpg This is a featured picture, which means that members of the community have identified it as one of the finest images on the English Wikipedia,

Your full name: "Mike" Michael L. Baird
Age: 68
Job title: Retired Internet Entrepreneur
Which town/country do you live in: Morro Bay, CA, USA
Job Occupation: Photographer/Entrepreneur/Computer Scientist

Can you tell me about yourself? How did you become interested in photography?
Online bios (can you pick a paragraph you might like best from this list?)
bairdphotos.com/bio/index.htm
plus.google.com/+MichaelBaird/about/p/pub
mikebaird.com/firstonline/resumes/mike/index.htm

"Mike’s Askjeeves ask.com co-workers gave him one of the first Kodak digital cameras as a retirement gift in 2000, and that became the start of a decade of his interest in nature photography."

Can you describe what we see in your pictures in your own words?
This image of a mother sea otter holding up her pup is a rather unusual posture and behavior capture… while mom otters constantly nurture their babies for 5-8 months, usually placing the pup on the mom’s tummy and constantly grooming and fluffing the fur, moms rarely hold them up for inspection.

ref. library.thinkquest.org/CR0215242/sea_otters.htm

Why was this happening?
The adult mother otter was repositioning her baby pup to groom and fluff its fur, and in the process held up her pup as to display and admire it.

Do you know what the relationship between the sea otters pictured is?
This is a mother baby pair. The males are, as usual, nowhere to be seen, as the males do not participate in the upbringing process (nurturing, feeding, etc).
There are typically 20 adult sea otters in the Morro Bay, CA harbor entrance near Morro Rock. As many as half of these female adults will have a baby otter with them.
The mom will float on her back, and the baby will be perched on her tummy out of the water.

Do you need special access to create these kinds of images?
Access to this location s open to the public, and is on City and/or California State Park property.
By law, observers in kayaks, for example, must stay at a distance from the otters so as not to harass them.
In practice, these otters anchor themselves in the kelp as close as 10-30 meters from the shore, and photographers and nature lovers can sit at the water’s edge and safely observe them.

What kind of reaction do you get from people when they see your pictures?
Everyone loves otter photos, and they really love sea otter pup images… they are so cute!

Is there an ecological message that you have?
Sea otters are endangered
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_otter
Endangered (IUCN 3.1)[1]
In most of its range, it is a keystone species, controlling sea urchin populations which would otherwise inflict extensive damage to kelp forest ecosystems. Its diet includes prey species that are also valued by humans as food, leading to conflicts between sea otters and fisheries. The Morro Bay, CA sea otter population represents one of the most successful recovery stories in the USA.
Here is an unfortunate personal story of a sea otter killed with a pellet gun in Morro Bay. I documented the necropsy and evidence for reporting this crime.
www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/sets/72157624227202983/ says in part "Necropsy Documentation 2010-06-24-dead-sea-otter. See the video at www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/4732492376/in/set-7215762... for the bullet discovery part of the necropsy. This female sea otter pup, 77cm length, was found dead on Morro Strand State Beach 24 June 2010. It was reported to Mike Harris of CA Fish and Game, who retrieved it…"

Is there any other information you would like to include?
We have created an effective social network for local photographers called photomorrobay photomorrobay.com/
where 393 members actively share ides groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/photomorrobay/info and photos www.flickr.com/groups/photomorrobay/
which has resulted in many examples of photographers assisting in local ecological and conservation projects.

A few quick facts:
Where did you capture this? Morro Bay, CA USA

When did you capture this? November 29, 2009

Here are some technical notes:
Mother Mom Sea Otter Holds Pup. 7 of 9 Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris), mother, mom, female, marine mammal, with her Nd holding her baby pup (one of several pair in the area together), as seen near Target Rock in the Morro Bay harbor entrance south of Morro Rock in Morro Bay, CA 28 Nov 209. Photo by Michael "Mike" L. Baird, mike [at} mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com; Canon 1D Mark III, Canon 600mm f/4.0 Lens with Circular Polarizer (it had a significant effect) resting on a large bean bag on a rock at water’s edge about three feet above water level.
Tech Note: I needed my better Beamer flash – lacking that, I overexposed one full stop to get the details in the dark fur, at the expense of washing out some detail in the background. This set has a bit of a dull look, less vibrant than normal, due probably to the harsh sunlight.
* This was a bit blurry and not tack sharp, but I liked the pose here and it looks ok at the large thumbnail size anyway. Too bad the Mom’s eyes were not open more. I took hundreds of shots (filled an 8GB card, shoot RAW of course) trying to get a better one, until I lost all the light at day’s end.

Cheers, Mike Baird

7/23/2017 CC use note
The photograph of yours features at page 524 of Volume 2.
Volume 2: ita.calameo.com/read/005189853ef9ba00b6244

alvar aalto, architect: riola church, italy 1966-1994
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chiesa di santa maria assunta, riola italy 1966-1994
architect: alvar aalto, 1898-1976

the very last photo of aalto’s riola church I’ll upload. for now. the great, blind facade which is a simple reflection of the section behind it. clearly all you need when your section is that good.

a case could be made that the church does not engage with the town in front of it, and it is true that this is a building very much caught up in the rules of its own formal game. monuments are often like that. think of the domed churches of the Italian renaissance. we take no less pleasure in them for seeking their own perfection first.

when the folding doors open, though, the church space connects in the most informal and direct way with the square in front of it and the town market which is behind me in this photo. I have yet to see them in use, but I imagine that would work very well with the public character of Catholic festivities.

the alvar aalto album.

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