La Playa Outside Barcelona City And Paella

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 If you happen to visit Barcelona take the train at Plaça Catalunya towards Mataró (it only takes 20 minutes), jump off the train at Montgat Nord and go to one of Barcelona’s best beaches, Montgat’s beach. It’s not that crowded, so if you just want to relax and doze off, you can!

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I had the pleasure to experience the ambiance of one of their awesome powder rooms…  Neat and clean isn’t it?
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I was lucky too to catch some beach boys having fun and showing-off their sport.

Barcelona Boys2 Barcelona Boys3 Barcelona Boys4I also enjoyed the taste of their famous Paella quite like our recipe in the Philippines.
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And yes! The cervesza/ beer with lemon…   Truly amazing!
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***Taken in Barcelona, Spain,July 31, 2014

France… Food… Fire

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 France…  Paris

You know the feeling when your plane finally landed and you felt the wheels touched the ground?  Oh, you would say, “Thank God, I’m here!” And how you would like to clap your hands to express how wonderful was your flight.  Have you ever felt that way?  Well, with me…  Almost all the time…  :)

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This is one of the images that are posted on the walls at the baggage claim area (Aeoroport charles degaulle)

So last 3 days ago V picked me up in the airport and before we headed to our hotel, we decided to have our lunch first.  We passed this Chinese Restaurant where we dined sometime last year, so that I asked him if we would be having some chinese food for lunch.  But V suggested that we should go to an Italian Restautant this time, to where we haven’t had gone before, and it was like two blocks away from the  Chinese Restaurant.

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I really enjoyed my food plus the wine of course…

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Then smoke all over…  We could smell the fire…

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And you know where was the fire?

Oh you wouldn’t believe it, but The Chinese Restaurant was on fire.  So I took my camera right away and started shooting… The Firemen came to the rescue at once!

I gathered that the fire started in the kitchen.

Well, I did not catch the fire because it was put out so quickly by the firefighters and here are some of the photos I shot:

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Anyways that night V and I were also on Fire in our Hotel

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And here we were the following day in front of our apartment getting ready for our trip to Center France…

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 July 26, 2014

*** As of the moment we are back  to Paris and we are getting ready for our  next trip to Barcelona on Wednesday,  I just took this time to update you with our Duets Music Passion

and to update you with my one week holiday :) Stay tune for more fun guys…  I love you, mmmwahhhh

Smiling Thoughts…

Forever Youthful

 

 

 

When I met you I tasted life
Like a bud, I blossom, I breathe

Never again would I strife
For your love and care are so deep

Smiling thoughts of you conquered me
In the morn when I make my coffee,

When I eat, or laugh you’re with me,
And everywhere it’s you I see,

Along the road, those lovely trees,
At my work with my Apple breeze,

These words I’m writing now, I grace
Because you put smile on my face

You’re the best part of my everyday
And at night when I lay down to sleep

Still there you are all over me
Smiling thoughts of you lingers great!

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V and I met in IMVU,  January, 2010.   Our avatars just clicked together, hehehe.  After 6 months dating on the web, we decided to meet in person.

He introduced me to his family and friends.   Our True Romance started here in the Land Of Love- Paris. I visited him 3x in this year.  21 days in July.  A week in September. And another week in November.
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2011

In this year I visited him 2x.  A week  in July and then  another week before Christmas.  But take note that we are always online everyday in Skype, since our Romance started in 2010 and up to now.   That’s how we take care of our Long Distance Relationship.  He’s now sleeping and snoring as I write this post.  hehehe :)
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2012

Again 2x in this year.  21 days in my July vacation and then again last week of December to New Year’s Eve.
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2013

I spent my summer with him in August  for a week and then another week by November.

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2014

And here I am getting ready  to spend 10 exciting days with my love.  Wow! After like 8 months… !  So you wouldn’t imagine how excited we are to be together again in flesh, hehehe.    I will be flying this Thursday (tomorrow to be exact, July 24) to Paris.  Then from Paris, we’ll fly to Barcelona.  This is my first time to visit Spain.  I will finally see the country where my ancestors came from. Yiheyyy! :)

 

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And on December, it’s V’s turn to pay me a visit and meet my family too…  :)

I will be  keeping you posted.
Thank you guys and I love you all!
mmmmwahhhh

<3

Sunday’s Sashay

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Amazing Recovery Of Patrick The Pit Bull After He Was Dumped In A Trash Chute

An emaciated Pit Bull discovered at the bottom of a trash chute in Newark 3 years ago, moments before the trash compactor would have killed him, has made a miraculous recovery and now weighs a healthy 50lbs.
Rescued the day before St Patrick’s Day in 2011, Patrick as he was quickly named, weighed a shocking 19lbs and was on death’s doorstep when volunteers from the Associated Humane Societies took him to the emergency room at Garden State Veterinary Specialists. Source

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While the trauma of being tied to a railing for seven days and then dumped in a bin has inevitably left emotional and physical scarring, those who know Patrick talk only of how loving and trusting he is.

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Though understandably Patrick remains nervous around strangers.

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Hospital staffers have chronicled his progress on their website and a Facebook page has garnered fans from around the world.

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He’s received hundreds of emails, donations, gifts and letters from those inspired by his tale of survival.

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His ribcage protruded, he weighed about 20 pounds – roughly 30 pounds less than average – and was covered in sores with parts of skin hanging off him, according to Patricia Smillie-Scavelli, Dr Scavelli’s wife and the administrator of the hospital.

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‘Everyone thought that, you bring in an animal like that, that looks like it’s really just a corpse, you put it to sleep,’ Mrs Smillie-Scavelli said.

‘But of course, he looked up at you with those eyes, and you say: How can you give up on this dog? How can you, when he’s not giving up on life? So, we gave him that second chance, and he has just run with it, and thrived.’

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After weeks of emergency measures that included a transfusion of three pints of dog blood, a special diet, medicine and physical therapy, Patrick began to gain weight and eat solid food.

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Wow! It really is amazing!

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Great Ideas to Repurpose Old Stuff and Giving Them a New Life

Drum Kit Repurposed as a Chandelier

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 Old Bicycle Used as a Bathroom Vanity

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Old Light Bulbs Transformed into Lamps

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Old Wine Bottles Chandelier

 Bath Tub Couch

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Hanging Chairs for an Instant Closet

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Old Piano Turned into a Garden Water Feature for Landscaping

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Vintage Tennis Rackets Transformed into Mirrors

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 Sprayed Metal Trash Can be Reused as an End Table

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 Old Dresser Gets a New Life as a Succulent Garden

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Mini-Elite-Transparent Plastic Cord Holder

BY YOURS TRULY :)

Tooth doctors and/or Orthodontists and mortals who wear braces are very familiar with this “power chain or e-chain” material:

Repurposed your used e-chain plastic holder into a unique headphone cord holder.
The length of the extra cord of your headphone can be easily adjusted
to your preferred length from your pocket or purse to your ear.

Wow, this is way too cool! Isn’t it?
It’s very neat and classy looking with my 
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It will look great too with iPod. 
Try it yourself :D
How about you guys, do you have any repurposed  items,
materials or products that you would like to share?

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Most Popular And  Interesting Pictures

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A Little Calvin In Every Child

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A Little Calvin In Every Child was one of the first images on All That Is Interesting when we launched in 2010 and has remained one of the most popular. And it’s easy to see why: the hilarious mimicry of Calvin reminds us exactly why it’s great to be a kid.

Asperatus Clouds Over New Zealand

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This fascinatingly bizarre photograph garnered an even weirder amount of online attention, where it was featured in several conspiracy-oriented websites that claimed it was evidence of government manipulation of the weather.

The Town Where Everyone Wears A Gas Mask

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One of our favorite articles in the archives, The Town Where Everyone Wears A Gas Mask details life in Miyakejima, Japan, where an active volcano had spewed poisonous gas for the last two decades. Rather than leave, the 3,000 inhabitants decided to wear gas masks 24/7 so they could remain on the island.

The Casting Call For Smells Like Teen Spirit

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This delightful gem needs little explanation: it’s the casting call for the music video for Smells Like Teen Spirit.

McDonalds In America Heatmap

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McDonalds: it’s everywhere and anywhere — this beautiful visualization of every location in America proves it.

Behind A Frozen Waterfall

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Who knew that a) you could get behind a frozen waterfall and b) they would have such magnificent colors?

The End Of The Earth

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The Nullarbor Cliffs literally feel like the end of the earth, though they are really just the end of Australia.

Afghanistan In The 1960s

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Our most popular gallery of 2013, Afghanistan in the 1960s is a staggering photo essay on what life was once like in Afghanistan.

Dragon Falls

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The Man Who Refused To Salute Hitler

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The story of August Landmasser is amazing as it is tragic. Landmasser fell in love with a Jewish woman who, before they could marry, was sent to a concentration camp. Before he would be sent to a labor camp, this picture captured Landmasser refusing to partake in the Nazi salute during a public rally in 1936.

What You’re Advertised Versus What You’re Served

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The Design Of Eixample, Barcelona

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We won’t be able to do this article full justice, so you should read and see the phenomenal urban design of Eixample, Barcelona.

The Near-Extinction Of The American Bison

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Once numbering in the hundreds of millions in the United States (that’s right, hundreds of millions), bison were hunted down to a mere thousand by 1890. Most of the story of how this happened can be inferred by the picture above.

The Haunted Hotel Of Colombia

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The Grandeur Of The Grand Teton

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The Buzludzha Monument Of Bulgaria

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A relic of an era since lost, Bulludzha Monument was erected in 1981 as a monument to the Bulgarian socialist movement. The Communist government would soon fade away, as would the monument.

Blue Dragon River

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Bloody Sunday In Northern Ireland

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The Best Birthday Portrait Ever Created In The Toon’s World

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Toothsome’s birthday!!

Read more at

All That Is Interesting

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The Sistine Chapel In 3D

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In Today’s Cafe Siesta we will go to Rome :)  Yes guys to Sistine Chapel but in 3D…

And this is a great substitute for being there in person!!!

Check it out…

I am sure you will all be delighted to see this World’s Largest Gigapixel Picture :)

It gives us new meaning to the word- INCREDIBLE.

Once you get in, you can maneuver the image in any direction with your mouse.

Be patient and the image will clarify when downloaded.

Click the picture and have fun with our tour!

The Sistine Chapel is a large and renowned chapel of the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. Wikipedia

Okay, let’s all enjoy this and imagine to have your avatar in there too…

And Amary Av got there first already, yay!  hehehe :)

Amary Av Inside The Sistine Chapel

Anyways  once you got inside and started to have your excitement in playing with your mouse…

Have a break to grab your favorite tea or coffee and drink with me :)

Cheers!

Cheers!

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I want more donut please?

Enjoy your weekend!

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I love you guys!

In The Still Of The Night

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Today’s Cafe Siesta is to wake up your memories and experience some random flashbacks… by simply closing your eyes :)

This was another mail that I received from a friend of mine…   A long one but WELL worth it…. I hope you all enjoy as much as I did.  

“In The Still Of The Night” — YOU’LL LOVE IT!!

and he said,

“I hate to admit it but I can remember all of these as I’m sure you will also. I remember these things…but I do it with very fond memories! When life was soooo much easier and slow. ”  

“Sometimes you will never know the true value of a MOMENT until it becomes a memory”

Although, I wasn’t born in this era… I find this song very awesome :)

In the Still of the Night – Fred Parris and The Satins

I remember that I loved to play with my walking dolls that were almost as tall as I was…  I had plates, cups and saucers made of papers that I created myself.
I enjoyed running around with my siblings…  They would bring me with them to a river bank where it was not allowed for children to play.  One day they sneaked out and brought me with them, I was only 5 years old back then and when my father found us there, Yay!  He scolded the big ones but he spared me… hehehe… Because he believed I was innocent :)
I watched Tom and Jerry, Sesame Street after school.  Favorite TV shows and series were Wild Wild West, Different Strokes, Bob Hopes…  hmmmm  I feel happy already while thinking of those things…  I even could smell the donuts that my mom used to bake! Yummmy!

Here are some pictures I was able to scan from one of my old albums… :)

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Yes Guys! Memories to treasure back…  Like this kind of feeling…

Okay, you can begin now to spend some time to close your eyes and imagine how it was… :)   and then you can grab your favorite tea or coffee and savor it and enjoy it to the last drop :)

Cheers!

Cheers!

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I want more donut please?

Enjoy your weekend!

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I love you guys!

Just Another Manic Monday

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So I visited Las Vegas just a month ago-November 19-20.
And look what I just found out!
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People here are totally honest about their jobs…
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Viva Las Vegas!

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 Fun Weekdays Everyone!

mmwahhh!

Sunday’s Sashay

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Family Christmas Tree

This is our hand-made Christmas Tree :) My children and I made this one as early as 1 in the morning and we finished it at 5 in the morning, December 1, 2013… 10 hours before my flight coming back to the Kingdom :)

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I won’t be able to be with my kids this Christmas but the memories and togetherness of making our Family Christmas Tree with them count the most.

The joy of making it and sharing thoughts on how to do it was already a Blissful Family Christmas.

 

Enjoy Your Sunday!

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A New Chapter Begins…

I feel great to tell everyone that I am now single.

Three years after my separation (2005), I have filed a marriage annulment (2008).

At long last this year 2013, last September 30, the court has decided and ordered that my marriage was null and void.

I am so happy as ever.

Happy because a new chapter begins in my life and I can move on forward.

Some of you may wonder and would ask me, “do you have any regrets at all?  Do you feel sad?

Well, honestly I do not have any regrets at all.  I have four beautiful, loving and responsible kids.  They are now all grown-ups and as a mother I am so fulfilled that I manage to put them all to school.  A year from now my first daughter, Maria Ahtalia will soon finish her Dentistry course and become a successful Dental Surgeon or Orthodontist.  My second daughter, Greta Garda will soon graduate in IT course 5 months from now to become a successful Digital Arts Designer. My third daughter, Tajah Jireh will soon to become a famous Fashion Designer, 3 years from now.  And my son, Picardo Leo, who is now in Secondary Schoool wanted to become the most wanted Architect one day.

I sounded so positive!  But that is most of mothers wished  for their children, aren’t we all?

Sad? Yes, there is a little sadness in a way that my marriage for 12 years did not work to  last.  But ending it, is the best thing to do and very smart move and I never and I won’t ever regret it.  I have the rest of my life now to look forward to and so I must make the most of it and feel thankful to my God in every moment as possible and ask His guidance and wisdom on how I take charge of my life and make a difference.

I believe that everytihnig happens for a reason.  I have a full life and I take these life challenges in a positive outlook. I move on with my life. I keep adjusting to needs and keeping all vital areas of my life in balance. I will continue to passionately pursue my mission or goal and I will never ever quit.

Life goes on and a new chapter begins. :)

 

Last week November 30… My kids and I went to go house hunting.  And we wished to get and own a Victorian kind of house in this beautiful Village and Resort Community to live by one day :)

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This is what a Victorian House look like.

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  The house model isn’t ready for viewing yet so I just took this shot from one of their miniature displays…

Have a blessed Sunday Everyone! mmwahhh

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Back to work! :)

Super Photos

I love you guys, mmmwahhh

These remarkable photos and background

music will leave a lasting impression.

Pour a cup of coffee,

 

  • Let us sit awhile and together we enjoy the moment to view the art of photography.

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Click here to begin :Super-Photos

 

Hundred Islands Philippines, I took this photo with my iPhone 4, January 7, 2011

 

I love you guys! mmmwahhh

 

Enjoy and have a super gusto weekend to all!

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Shake, Rattle & Roll

Originally posted on I Shoot I Zoom Some Sassy Shots:

Shake, Rattle & Roll Fun Ride
Riders feel like they are flying as they whirl, twirl and spin on this twisting, rotating fun ride.  It was fun all right, but it’s not my favorite. It was my first and last, hahaha. Anyways just look at these split-second shots and enjoy the ride.
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This was such a terrible ride.  I had mixed emotion with it.  I had fun and adventure but definitely I won’t do it again.
Location: South France, August 2012

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Chuppy, The Most Photogenic Dog

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The 18-year-old photographer Jessica Trinh 

shared her dog Chuppy’s photos with us. This lovely golden retriever is so adorable. In addition to great photography, I believe it is because of the harmonious relationship between Jessica and Chuppy, otherwise it is very difficult to shoot such a fond and dynamic photo.

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Chuppy is really adorable and photogenic!

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  • How about your dog? 

:)

La Rochelle

Originally posted on I Shoot I Zoom Some Sassy Shots:

Welcome to La Rochelle, West France

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La Rochelle (French pronunciation: ​[la ʁɔ.ʃɛl]) is a city in western France and a seaport on the Bay of Biscay, a part of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the capital of the Charente-Maritime department.

The city is connected to the Île de Ré by a 2.9 km (1.8 mi) bridge completed on 19 May 1988. Its harbour opens into a protected strait, the Pertuis d’Antioche.

You can read more about La Rochelle here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Rochelle

And here are more shots I took during my last visit August 2012.  Enjoy!

A very beautiful Merry-Go-Round

A very beautiful Merry-Go-Round

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The Famous French Merinque

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a dog show along the street

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Anchor on display

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Big Tyty and Vincou

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