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27
Dec
2014

personal: 2014 in review

2013 by day

Welcome to the fifth edition of my year in review. I write this for personal reasons, but you’re welcome to revisit the past year with me ;-) I’ll go out on a limb & say it. 2014 turned out to be one of the best years ever, in every regard except a major one. Let’s focus on the positive for now, shall we?

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22
Dec
2014
30
Nov
2014

romania: bucureşti

Romania, Bucureşti, Bucharest, architecture, Casa Poporului

I know… it’s taken forever to write this. Almost as long as it took me to get to Romania! :-) The country had long been on my radar, especially after watching the 1989 Revolution unfold on tv. Images of the Ceauşescus’ execution were shockingly graphic in those pre-internet days. I may have been only 19, but I wanted to know more & knew that I’d be in Romania one day. The opportunity came by complete chance, as many good things do.

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15
Aug
2014

ten years in the making

Robert Wright, blog, Line of Sight, header, wrighton.com.ar

This year seems to be packed with anniversaries. Not only did I move to Seattle 20 years ago, but a decade ago I began writing & posting photos on Line of Sight. This week marks my tenth year blogging!

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20
Jul
2014

personal: feliz día del amigo

John Hackett, Robert Wright, Seattle, Washington, 1994

This month marks a huge anniversary for me, & I need to send an equally big message of thanks to a couple of people. Not the typical post for me; however, today it’s appropriate. After all, it’s the Día del Amigo here in Argentina. But first, a little background…

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23
Jun
2014

housing for the masses: master list

Housing for the Masses, Buenos Aires, housing projects

I can’t lie… I’m proud of this series of posts written in 2007 & 2008. While only the years from 1910 to 1950 are covered, researching & photographing housing projects in Buenos Aires became a passion. La Teja compiled more information in 2010, & I’m thrilled that they included projects up to the present. But I’m content with being first and making this info available in English ;-)

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08
Jun
2014

portugal: guidebook research 2014

Rick Steves, Portugal, guidebook, research

Ever wonder what it’s like to update a guidebook for an entire country? Join me on a whirlwind 3.5 weeks through Portugal. Compiled below are the brief, daily Facebook updates I posted while on the road. Let’s roll!

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21
Apr
2014

argentina: british pathé

British Pathé logo

Perhaps because it’s Easter Weekend & everyone is otherwise occupied, but few people in my social network seem to have noticed that British Pathé uploaded 85,000 (!) clips of newsreel footage to YouTube. I honestly couldn’t believe it.

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17
Apr
2014

business: designing for android

Endless Mile, Android app

Despite owning several Apple products, I decided to experiment & bought a second-generation Nexus 7 tablet last September. In about two months I became a fan… much more so than with any Apple product. Phenomenal screen resolution, truly light weight, crisp & clean design plus amazing adaptability won me over. The more I used the tablet, the more I realized how fantastic Endless Mile guides would look as an app.

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10
Apr
2014

personal: 2014 schedule

2014 work schedule, Portugal

Although it seems less complicated than last year, in 2014 I’ll be busier & will put a lot more kilometers on some lucky pair of Adidas this year. Good thing I love my job(s)!

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