H went to the U.S.A. to staff an exhibition booth at an ERIM geologic remote sensing conference in Denver and to work with some colleagues on a multi-spectral image processor. H developed both the image processor hardware and software and was required to maintain the system so that large data sets could be processed in-house and for clients.
The photographer (Philip Walden, Palo Alto, California, U.S.A.) says of his picture; “I have often wanted to capture the daunting feel of these hills [San Francisco marina district] in photographs, but the two dimensions of a photograph always fell short. That is, until I stumbled onto a view of the world from the hill’s perspective, rather than my own”.
It was H’s first trip to the U.S.A., and the first time that we did not go somewhere together. I received phone calls instead of postcards, and H took lots of photographs of San Francisco to show me when he got back. In particular, the hills and colour of the buildings in the Bay Area.
When H came home, he added to my teddy bear collection with two very special bears, all the way from the U.S.A.
Small old bear by Ann Inman of Annemade, and Jerome by Jackie Lescher.