We also changed the front facade and the roof. We added the front patio area with a wall covered in Idaho sandstone and redid the front entrywalk and doorway. We are very happy with the result.
Judy and I bought the two oil paintings below on a March, 2000 trip through Taos. The artist's name is Mitch Foster. He lives in Colorado and also shows in a gallery in Golden, teaches art classes locally.
The Modigliani-esque picture is by an art student whom we met in Shanghai, purchased in 1999. Note that this is the same wall in the previous picture--now with a painting on it! The water colors (of Souzhou) were purchased on the same day in Shanghai.
We have since moved on to a C2000Z and a C2500L. The former is a rangefinder camera, very compact, good for bikerides, traveling light, touring in cities where one does not want to walk around with a big camera in view, and more versatile than the D600. The later is the next step up from the D600, SLR, with even more features than the C2000. Wall of China was taken with the C2000Z.
The 2000 went to Brazil with me in Fall, 99. It proved to be a wonderful travel camera. The 1999 Newsletter includes photos from Brazil taken digitally and photos from China that were scanned from traditional color prints.
I have found that the contrast is much higher on my Unix/Netscape browser than on my DOS/Windows/Netscape browser. Shadows are open in the latter, nearly black in the former.