Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Best of The Mr. Hunter Wall: April - June 2011

Revisit some of The Mr. Hunter Wall's greatest hits.

Space Shuttle Launch                                                                                   

Ever since I was a little girl, I've dreamed of seeing a Space Shuttle launch. My wish came true on June 5, 2002, when I got to view the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-111

Continue reading A Girl Can Dream

Florence, Italy                                                                  

The Baptistery in Florence is home to Lorenzo Ghiberti's famous Gates of Paradise doors, which feature bronze panels that illustrate various Bible stories.  The doors on the Baptistery itself are now replicas, and the original panels can be seen nearby in the lovely Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. 

Continue reading Mr. Hunter and Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, Part One

The Oltarno district of Florence is on the opposite side of the river here.  If you're lucky enough to find yourself near the Ponte Vecchio someday, make sure to visit Caffe delle Carrozze's gelateria, which is located quite close to the Ponte Vecchio on the Signoria side of the river. 

Continue reading The Ponte Vecchio

We were standing in front of the Duomo cathedral, watching the portion of the Festa di San Giovanni parade that traipsed into the Baptistery.

Continue reading People I Have Asked: The Carabiniere Who Looked Like My Cousin

Of course Mr. Hunter and friends visited the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence so that they could bask in the glow of Michelangelo's David.  But the Accademia has these rules lately that you can't take photos in the museum!  (This is pretty typical of museums in Italy.)
Continue reading David

Civil War Reenactment                                                        

In the summer of 2001, Mr. Hunter traveled back in time to the 1860s.  How so?  He'd been invited to see a Civil War reenactment.  After watching the battle itself, he had a chance to walk around the camp and pose with some Civil War "generals." 

Continue reading The Civil War: General Lee and Stonewall Jackson

After Mr. Hunter had posed with Stonewall Jackson and General Lee, we went in search of the man whom we thought was portraying General Ulysses S. Grant.  My friend and Mr. Hunter and I kept going to different tents and asking where General Grant was.  It might have been a good clue when more than one person answered that they didn't know if General Grant was there.  Nevertheless.

Continue reading A Civil War Faux Pas!


An entry for the Hall of Fame, and one of Mr. Hunter's favorite photos.

Continue reading Imitations: Gabriel

Salzburg, Austria                                                                

Naturally, Mr. Hunter is a big fan of The Amazing Race, and he was tickled this week to see teams directed to the city of Salzburg.

Continue reading Drive Yourselves to the City of Salzburg

Carmel, California                                                             

Mr. Hunter made a connection with St. Anthony at the Carmel Mission.

Continue reading Their Eyes Met...


Mr. Hunter must be a charming fellow.  Look how some people have tried to smuggle him away in their bags. 
Continue reading The Temptation to Put Mr. Hunter in Your Bag

Map of Mr. Hunter's Travels                                               

I'm excited to show off the new map of Mr. Hunter's travels.  And yes, this map also features the travels of flat friends of Mr. Hunter.

Continue reading Introducing the Map of Mr. Hunter's Travels

Ghetto Mr. Hunter in Singapore                                          

Teresa was getting ready to leave on a business trip to Singapore and Japan, and she asked me about taking a Flat Mr. Hunter along.  The only problem was that she was leaving the next day, and I wasn't in the office to provide her with an official Flat Mr. H.

Continue reading Introducing Ghetto Mr. Hunter

Ghetto Mr. Hunter enjoyed some Singapore-style snacks at  the Marsiling Food Centre.

Continue reading Ghetto Mr. Hunter Dines at Marsiling Food Centre

Before he posed with the main Merlion, Ghetto Mr. Hunter enjoyed hanging out with the mini Merlion at Mount Faber Park.  (The Merlion, which has the head of a lion and the body of a fish, is a mascot or symbol of Singapore.)

Continue reading The Mini Merlion

Warning: Park at your own risk.  If you're visiting Sentosa Island, your car may find itself facing off with a peacock!

Continue reading Warning: Possible Peacock Attacks

Don't be too shocked.  Ghetto Mr. Hunter is just posing with some geoduck clams (prounounced "gooeyduck") while he visits the Jumbo Seafood Restaurant at The Riverwalk.

Continue reading Geoduck Clams

Ghetto Mr. Hunter samples another famous Singapore delicacy: the stinky durian fruit.

Continue reading Durian

Next up on Ghetto Mr. Hunter's restaurant tour of Singapore: Five Star Hainanese Chicken Rice.

Continue reading Singapore Meals: Five Star Hainanese Chicken Rice

Cinco de Mayo                                                                     

Getting into the Cinco de Mayo spirit with a Mr. Hunter-sized sombrero.

Continue reading Mr. Hunter Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Eugene, Oregon                                                                   

Terry and Ana feel the power on Mr. Hunter's first visit to Eugene, Oregon.

Continue reading All Hail Mr. Hunter!


We saw Grinderman on their first North American tour.  Naturally we got there early so we could be at the front of the line and stand right in front of the stage.  The show was--of course!--raucous and astonishing and frenzied and everything else you'd expect from Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, and Co.  And at some point it occurred to me that I had a Flat Mr. Hunter with me.   Continue reading Concerts: Grinderman

His Royal Flatness went with us to see His Royal Highness.
The Purple One introduced himself by saying, "My name is Prince.  Everything you heard is true."
Our response: "!!!!!!!!!!"

Continue reading Concerts: Prince

Munich, Germany                                                                  

Where was Mr. Hunter when he met this beer-bellied statue?  At a beer garden, of course!

Continue reading Where in the world is Mr. Hunter? The Answer

Erik and Krumbs                                                                  

Krumbs and Erik showed up at work one day wearing unintentionally coordinated brown t-shirts.  These guys are so in tune!  Mr. Hunter thought this moment deserved to be recorded for posterity.  And he gave Erik a kiss for good measure.

Continue reading A Special Moment with Erik and Krumbs

Ring Around the Sun                                                            

Mr. Hunter was visiting the Ridge winery when he noticed this ring around the sun.

Continue reading Ring Around the Sun

Star Wars                                                                             

My Flat Mr. Hunter encountered a pair of Ewoks when he was visiting the forest moon of Endor.  No, wait.  He was at Star Wars in Concert.

Continue reading Yub Nub

Kauai, Hawai'i                                                                       

Mr. Hunter stopped by the side of the Kuhio Highway in Kauai so that he could pose with the Kalalea Mountain, which was featured in the opening of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Continue reading A Paramount Picture

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