- Dec. 04 2011 - London, England
- What a busy couple of days.
- The TEDx Athens event was amazing.
What a great group of diverse speakers, musicians and more. Everything
went smoothly and I had a great response to my talk. The theme
of the event was "The Art of Disruption" and I talked
about how I try to capture the artistic side of the most destructive
forces on Earth and how it is we humans that decide what is "art"
and what are "disasters". The crowd really seemed to
get into it.
- The very next morning, I dashed off
to London where I met up with a whole bunch of friends from Cloud
9 Tours. We get a lot of British people joining us on the tornado
chasing trips and it was great to meet up with some of them in
downtown London and they showed me around. We went to the observatory
in Greenwich, to Piccadilly Circus and the Ice Bar, which is
kept at a freezing cold -5C and everything is made out of ice.
Everything. Including the walls, the bar and even the glasses!
What a "cool" place, literally and figuratively.
- Thank you to Nathan, Mark, Ian, Cheryl
and Ray for such a great time.
- The next day Nathan and I continued
up to Liverpool, where we checked out the waterfront area despite
the high winds, rain and even hail. I knew the weather in December
was going to be bad, but this was just nasty, even by my standards.
- Tomorrow, I continue north into Scotland.
It looks like there's going to be plenty of snow up there.