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Fantastic images of the Tourmalet in the French Pyrenees

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NY Times offers a great set that is mus viewing for all Tour de France officionados.

Here is a sample snipped from that set:

And this is just a sample of 360 views at many points on both sides of the mountain!

Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/07/19 at 15:15

A day ago or so Marc Cavendish, the Manx dasher, made a hat-trick

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Yes, he won his third stage and here is a photo record of that win and characteristic Cavendish HOORRAH at the end:

With the Tour moving into the higher climbs of the Pyrenees next week, it seems unlikely that we will see another Cavendish winning pose. But who knows? China’s CCTV Sport channel is paying a lot of attention to the Tour. I watched a good half hour of footage from Friday’s stage this Sat. morning in Dalian. The usually show one image of Lance on the road and today he did offer us a smile, tongue out and smirk!

I just viewed the first gallery of Tour images from Big Picture and here is the image I liked best.

Pic du Midi d'Ossau
Image via Wikipedia
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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/07/16 at 19:27

Confraternisation de militants anarchistes et d’agents de la Guardia Civil

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Confraternisation de militants anarchistes et d’agends de la Guardia Civil

Originally uploaded by rue89video

This photo is part of a recently revealed archive of photos of conflict and fraternizing between opposing fighters during the early part of the Spanish Civil war in Barcelona.

I probably l had just gotten out, or was about to get out, of Barcelona by way of a car convoy to Andorra, on the Franco-Spanish border in the High Pyrenees with my mother, siblings and nanny, Pensa Gomez.

It’s amazing how bits and pieces from that time in Spain and Europe that touch ever so slightly on my own living experiences then continue to filter out. It’s only through the ubiquity of information on the Web that I can get this stuff. The Web has helped me put together more of my own story in Barcelona in 1936 and France in 1939-40.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/12/06 at 09:23