Monthly Archives: May 2016

Avenida 9 de Julio, Buenos Aires

Avenida 9 de Julio is a monumental street that runs through the heart of Buenos Aires. It takes its name, which translates to July 9th Avenue, from the date Argentina officially declared independence from Spain in 1812. Walking down the … Continue reading

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On the Grid at the Indy 500!!!

Originally posted on Jaspa's Journal:
The Indy 500 is one of the most famous car races in the world, right up there with the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. For a long…

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The Day I Met Justin Wilson

Originally posted on Jaspa's Journal:
Today is a sad, sad day. In fact, it breaks my heart to write this post. Because today one of my heroes, the racing driver Justin Wilson, was laid to rest. He was just…

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The Remarkable Houses of Bello and Reborati, Montevideo, Uruguay

Bello y Reborati were no ordinary housing developers. The buildings they constructed in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo between 1921 and 1940 have become an important part of the country’s architectural heritage, and are now, thankfully, protected by law. What … Continue reading

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The World’s Biggest Teepee

At 215 feet, or 20 storeys, the Saamis Teepee is the tallest teepee on Earth. It originally stood in Calgary, constructed to hold the Olympic Flame for the 1988 Winter Olympics. After the Games it was moved to its present … Continue reading

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Turtles on the Road To Hana

Yesterday I teased you with three photos of murky forms lurking in the Hawaiian surf (playing along with Cee’s photo challenge of What’s This?). I asked if anyone could identify the shapes. As Peggy and Ann-Christine correctly guessed, the things … Continue reading

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What’s In The Surf?

I thought it’d be fun to play along with  Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge today. The title is What’s This? Rich snapped these photos in Maui last month. Amazingly, they’re taken from a restaurant parking lot while searching for a geocache. So, … Continue reading

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