“Meeting” Queen Elizabeth
The year was 1983. Queen Elizabeth was on a tour of the Hewlett Packard manufacturing plant in Cupertino where I worked. I broke away from the crowd to position myself along the route she would take moving from one building to another. For some reason, the hall where I waited was empty.
Then, as if in a dream sequence, Queen Elizabeth glided slowly toward me with Prince Phillip at her side. Suddenly, I was face to face with the Queen of England. Her HP escorts were way in front and behind her. She looked me straight in the eye. I smiled, nodded, and said, “Welcome.” She nodded back, and they were gone. I learned only later, one is never to speak directly to the Queen.
Also, a major security breach, I’d say.
Oh BTW, Queen Elizabeth was a huge jazz fan. She especially liked Duke Ellington. In fact he wrote and recorded a special suite for her and had it secretly delivered to Buckingham Palace.
Relaxing Photographic Paterns
Just over two years ago, I created a 21 minute video of images I’ve taken over the years featuring patterns. I set it to music. It is so relaxing, I included it in a blog. Recently I “watched and listened” to it again. Thought you might enjoy it. Please take a look and give it a listen – maybe for the first time.
So, sit back, crank up the volume and hit “Play full screen.”