31 augusti 2012

The Soundtrack Of Our Lives at Liseberg....


All of you who were not there tonight .... sorry, because this band still a great live experience !

Crocodiles in Slottsskogen....


27 augusti 2012

On the train....


from North Berwick....to Edinburgh

26 augusti 2012

"The Mystery of Edwin Drood"....


This is an adaptation and completion of Charles Dickens’s last novel, Edwin Drood, left unfinished at the halfway mark at his death on 9 June 1870.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood by writer Gwyneth Hughes is a two-part psychological thriller about a provincial choirmaster’s obsession with 17-year-old Rosa Bud and the lengths he will go to to attain her. 

Matthew Rhys, Rory Kinnear, Freddie Fox, Tamzin Merchant, Alun Armstrong, among others.... 


British acting and production at its best...!

24 augusti 2012

Street fashion....


Avenyn, Göteborg

St. Mary`s Cathedral....


Neo-gothic, 1879, and the Mother Church of the Diocece of Edinburgh

21 augusti 2012

Loch Ness....




..very cold water for Nessie

20 augusti 2012

North Berwick....

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Mexico....Flag Football World Champions 2012 !


Göteborg, Suecia






Campeonas mundiales de Flag Football, 2012 (click to enlarge)

Mexico's women celebrated an overtime victory over the USA after a very tight and exciting game ( 33-32), and repeated their win from 2004 and 2008.

This sport was indeed very fun to watch (and certainly to play)....shame there was so little publicity for the tournament.

19 augusti 2012

17 augusti 2012

IFAF Flag Football World Championships, Göteborg 16-19 August....


Canada - Mexico




Mexico - Austria


and good sportsmanship....

 Never heard of this sport before....but it was nice to watch !

Dean....


16 augusti 2012

15 augusti 2012

14 augusti 2012

Patisserie Valerie....


The cheesecake slice is delicious....


Patisserie Valerie at North Bridge. Try the mille-feuille, the strawberry gateau, the double choc....or whatever. An absolut delight all the way !

Nessie was not here this day....


Loch Ness

The Scottish Highlands....

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..on the way to Glencoe

13 augusti 2012

Outside North Berwick....

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..on the way from Tantallon Castle

12 augusti 2012

Goodbye London 2012....and congratulations !


"Hiding" the olympic flame inside the stadium was a complete fiasco, but in terms of cheering audiences and good mood....the best games ever !!!!

( and that closing ceremony was just....a-m-a-z-i-n-g )

Only a few hours left....


West Princes Street Gardens

Arthur's Seat from Cowgate....


..in late afternoon light

Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art....

 (I took the message home ! )

 A great collection with delicious scones with cream and jelly....

11 augusti 2012

The Balmoral Hotel from North Bridge....


..where JK Rowling in 2007 finished the Harry Potter series in room 652

A load of Scottish souvenirs made in China....


..has just arrived

10 augusti 2012

Not the fastest....

Christophe Lemaitre of France

..but the coolest !

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh....



High class gardening in every inch....

08 augusti 2012

Tiles Cafe Bar....







1 St Andrews Street, Edinburgh
...
Good service, good food....and a fantastic ambience !

07 augusti 2012

What is the probability....

Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic, 400m hurdles
 
..of winning Olympic Gold (2004 and 2012) in the same event, exactly eight years in between (6th Aug.).... and with the same winning time (47.63)  ??

05 augusti 2012

Scotland's largest export product is....scotch whiskey


Pity they do not export their politeness and friendly attitude....

Of all the cities I've visited....

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Edinburgh took a special place in my heart....