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This morning I am wearing a Soccer World Cup t-shirt with the Spain crest

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Well for one reason they won in extra time but the strike was clean one. And I was born in Barcelona all those 75 some years ago. I didn’t live there long and have not been there since but I was born in Spain. So here’s a snap from NY Times front page web site:

But the sports news is not all rose this morning for Lance. He had a bad day yesterday and is now sitting 39th in the Tour de France. He had three bad crashes yesterday during the first Alps day. Not his usual form, but he is 39. Now he says he will just “enjoy his last Tour de France”.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/07/11 at 16:58

Image of peaceful Canada

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Queen's Park in Toronto, Ontario. As seen from...Image via Wikipedia

Toronto the Good or so the saying goes. In the middle of University Ave. is Queen’s Park, the central building of the Government of Ontario. If you click on the link in the previous sentence, you will see an image of peaceful Canada, tulips, grass and Art Deco government buildings. The tulips are a windfall gift from the Juliana, the then Queen of the Netherlands. She gave Canada many tulip bulbs when she returned to Holland in 1945 after living in Canada during WW II.

In fact, the Canadian Army spent much of the blood of its infantry in driving the Wehrmact out of Holland especially the Walcheren Peninsula/Islands. Hardly a peaceful picture, but the image of Queen’s Park‘s tulips is a peaceful, deceptive albeit!

And if that’s not enough, here is another image that evokes peacefulness but not necessarily Ontario

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2007/07/15 at 15:31