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Vive la France

Vive la France ! Bon Appétit ! Advertisements

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Cleaning the Watch

“Having my Watch cleaned” by JP Appleton. There is something inspiring about this picture. An a bit philosophical. This picture was featured on the BBC In Pictures gallery. See more of JP’s artistic photographs on his website jpappleton.com and at … Continue reading

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La Marseillaise

Mireille Mathieu performs La Marseillaise on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower (1989). La Marseillaise is the national anthem of France. The song was written in 1792. Performance from 1988:

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The Retro Camper Caravan

A travel trailer, camper trailer or caravan is towed behind a road vehicle to provide a place to sleep… It provides the means for people to have their own home on a journey or a vacation, without relying on a … Continue reading

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London Burning – Great Fire of London 350 years ‘anniversary’

The Great Fire of London was a major fire that swept through the central parts of the English city of London from Sunday, 2 September to Wednesday, 5 September 1666. (see Wikipedia article and BBC History site) A festival to … Continue reading

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Classic American Pickup Trucks

In summer 2016, the USPS released a series of four stamps, commemorating some classic American Pickup Trucks: International Harvester D2 1/2 Ton Pickup, from the 1930-ies D-series, (original specifications), a versatile platform that included such gems as a Tanker Truck … Continue reading

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Irish storytelling revival

An article, by Rory Boland on BBC Travel, tells the story of a possible revival of Irish folk storytelling. The seanchaí were Ireland’s original storytellers, travelling from village to village to tell tales. “Reporters, entertainers and historians” rolled into one. … Continue reading

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