Tag Archives: Europe

Lisboa, Glorious Lisboa


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Linking two continents – monumental bridges of Turkey


Turkey already has some amazing bridges, but now they plan to construct the world’s longest bridge span over the Dardanelles Straits linking Europe with Asia.  Designed to shorten the travel time between the major southern city of Izmir and Eastern … Continue reading

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Best film of 2014…reconsidered


Upon further review after seeing a matinee showing of The Imitation Game this morning, I think this movie is the best of 2014. Originally, back in December, I felt Interstellar was tops, but have changed my mind. Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley are … Continue reading

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Airports named for famous scientists/inventors


As a follow-up to a previous post about airports named for famous musicians like John Lennon and Mozart, the following is a list of those airports around the globe that are or have been named for famous scientists and inventors. … Continue reading

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Earth eye-candy: Fire and Iceland


Here’s an impressive satellite photograph of the flames from the 32 square mile Holuhraun basaltic lava field (fissure system volcano) in Iceland.  Set amid the winter snows and nearby glacier, the lava field presents a stark and dramatic contrast of our … Continue reading

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Warsaw’s impressive skyline


  As the photograph above shows, Warsaw, Poland’s skyline, which used to be dominated by one building on the left side of the picture, has grown extensively in recent years. Very impressive!

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“The Intouchables” will melt your heart


Last night, we watched the French film, “The Intouchables”  on Netflix using our new Roku 3 web streamer. The movie is fun, hopeful, poignant, hilarious, and will absolutely melt your heart, while making you feel wonderful. Based on a true … Continue reading

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World’s longest subway/metro systems


Below is a list of the longest subway/metro systems in the world, based on a minimum length of 100 kilometers. These do not include street trams, light rail, or commuter railroads, only subways/metros. Of those cities identified below, 14 are located … Continue reading

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May 5th Celebrations


Happy Liberation Day in the Netherlands and Cinco de Mayo in Mexico!

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Graceful Danish bicycle bridges


Above and below are both photographs and/or artist’s renderings of some of the graceful and stylish bicycle bridges that can be found in Denmark. While these bridges may not have the dynamic boldness of those posted previously from the Netherlands, … Continue reading

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