Thursday, December 31, 2009

#442 And its roling

The youngsters are going wild!

This is the first Rutabaga being curled in 2009. This is also the last blog post in 2009. Here is a suggestion for a New Year's resolution: Plan to leave more comments on this great Daily Photo Blog!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

#441 The VIP

This gentlemen is the veryiest important person (VIP) on the pitch. You know how curling works? You try to get close to the puck thing. On the Rutabaga curl you try to get close to the traffic cone. Our VIP's job was it to stop the Rutabagas of those people whose face he liked most right next to the traffic cone (hence they won).

Stay tuned for more Rutabaga goodness tomorrow here on the Daily Ithaca Photo Blog.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

#440 The anthem!

Please stand up for the anthem! Someone composed a special Rutabaga Curl anthem (listen in MP3 format). Did you know that the Rutabaga Curl is an international event with its own website AND wikipedia entry? That proves once again what an internationally important city we are! But seriously: Listen to the Rutabaga hymn.

Monday, December 28, 2009

#439 I carried a torch!

The guy in the back (the kind of back far away from the camera) with the crest, he carried the Olympic Rutabaga torch.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

#438 The judges

And here come the judges/referees of the Rutabaga Curl! Do you remember the guy towering above all the mortals? It's Hilby the German Juggler Boy! You've met him before on this blog and we have become big big fans of him. Check out his website or this youtube video of him. Isn't he cute in his Lederhosen? He was homeschooled until his mom found out about it.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

#437 Rutabaga!

Because we are faithful bloggers and want to show you the best of Ithaca, we went to this year's Rutabaga Curling Competition that took place in the Farmer's Market.
If you were wondering, this is the back of contestant number 4.

Friday, December 25, 2009

#436 Merry Christmas!

Let's go old school. Trees covered with snow, can there be something more beautiful?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

#435 City lights VI

... they want to lure us to the dark side.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

#434 City lights V

But oh those churches...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

#433 City lights IV


Monday, December 21, 2009

#432 City lights III

No that is not during the day, but during the night. Bright lights!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

#431 City lights II

As promised: colorful!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

#430 City lights I

Today we start our 'exhibition' of Ithaca City Lights pictures. Gloomy, colorful and majestetic...

Friday, December 18, 2009

#429 The Bridge that isn't

Up until a few weeks ago google maps displayed a bridge in this place. I'm pretty sure that this bridge has been gone for a looooooooong time.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

#428 That Burrito Place

That Burrito Place on the Commons has closed! OMG! Apparently it was not profitable. The store in Collegetown remains.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

#427 112 A GREAT Place to Work

In Germany 112 is the emergency phone number, in Upson Hall it's home of accounting.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

#426 Bus Stop in Ithaca

Every year TCAT invests millions of dollars into modern bus stops throughout Tompkins County.

Monday, December 14, 2009

#425 Ithaca!

One of Ithaca's many creative types was bored at the bus stop.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

#424 Over the Hedge

Ithaca est compl├Ętement en neige.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

#423 Light

Consider this a follow up to my london daily photo blog post from almost three years ago.

Friday, December 11, 2009

#422 Snow, Snow, Snow, More Snow

It's snowing and snowing and snowing and snowing.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

#421 Face Check

Ithaca police while conducting a routine face check on North Cayuga Street.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

#420 Look Darling, the Window is Frozen!

Having a modern window might help...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

#419 Robtot Wars At Cornell 2

We reported on robot wars yesterday already.
Here you can see a fight being set up (left), two bored robot engineers (middle) and a fight in progress (right).

Monday, December 7, 2009

#418 Robot Wars At Cornell

Cornell engineers...This is the robot competition at the end of the 3rd year class on Mechatronics. It's basically robot wars taken lightly.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

#417 A snowrabbit

The day after. I guess this was supposed to be a snowman, but you have to admit, it rather looks like a rabbit that's been poked with a stick. Poor thing.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

#416 The First Snow of 2009/10!

Finally! Today we had the first snow of the winter in downtown Ithaca.

Friday, December 4, 2009

#415 the crazy house on Osmun Place

Crazy house here.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

#414 Xmas Decoration

Some Xmas decoration on Buffalo Street. Some deluded people argue that Xmas takes the Christ out of Christmas. Of course that just shows a lack of education.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

#413 Cat Action Shot

Our cat took a quick break from hunting for this photo shoot.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

#412 No Frack!

Big Oil and New York State decided to drill for natural gas under Ithaca (or somewhere near there). Check here. Because there isn't really gas around here they need to beat up the ground to hand over the gas that is dissolved in the porous rocks. That's called fracture drilling and said to be unsafe for the drinking water. Hence a big "No Frack" opposition has formed who is very present through these signs in every other front yard around town.
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