bullfighting in zaragoza

Posted October 26th, 2008 at 16:05 by Kaweh

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While I was in Zaragoza to attend the wedding of Luis and Lara, we went to visit a bullfight. Luis and his Father, his father-in-law and me had very good seats and I took plenty pf photos.

This is not for the faint-hearted. I have not edited the photos apart from a reduction in size.

This was the first time I saw a bullfight apart from on TV, but I was told that the Torero performed very badly. So much so in fact, that the viewing public in the end threw their seat-covers at him (see last photo).

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luis y lara

Posted October 18th, 2008 at 16:06 by Kaweh

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As you may know, my good friend Luis, one of the crazy ones, has married. He and the lovely Lara have tied the knot in Zaragoza in a wonderful traditional Spanish ceremony in the city’s cathedral.

Wedding Photos! Ok, I know you have been waiting, so here they are.

I have been a little preoccupied during the wedding so I did not take too many photos. I have more from before and after and they will be here sometime soon, when they have been censored ;-)

Luis, I sent you an email with the link to the high definition photos.

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coming from brussels, going to zaragoza

Posted October 8th, 2008 at 12:15 by Kaweh

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I was lucky enough to attend the October JADE Meeting in Brussels. All the best and loads of luck to the new team. I am sure they will do a great job. There are several dozen photos taken during the meeting on my camera, but because I am little pressed for time, they will be uploaded when I return from Spain.

This weekend I will attend Luis’ Wedding in Zaragoza. I have just finished packing and am now waiting to go to the airport. Ah, the excitement before travelling…

Once I return you will see both sets of photos here and selected photos on Facebook.

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summer 2008

Posted August 28th, 2008 at 0:32 by Kaweh

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The last few months have been largely uneventful.

  • Beginning of June I broke my left ankle in three places, when I slipped on someones slipped drink at a friend’s birthday party.
  • I have spent the summer months at home, due to the broken ankle, following the American Presidential election primaries, first supporting Hilary Clinton and now Barack Obama.
  • Russia and Georgia have been at war. There is widespread discord as to who attacked whom and what caused the whole pandemonium. Russia said it intervened in South Ossetia and another Georgian breakaway region because Georgia had attacked there resident Russian Nationals, while many other nations have condemned the Russian activities. Both sides have bombed the place back to the stone-age. Civilans were once again the ones suffering the most.
  • Meanwhile the Olympic Games took place in China, mainly in Beijing. I have followed many of the games, watched the opening and closing ceremony and was very impressed. The next Olympic Games in London in 2012 will have very high expectations to meet. In the words of London’s Mayor Boris: Ping Pong is coming home.
  • I have in the last few weeks begun to walk again and I am getting better, so things are definitely looking up.
  • On the same day I booked a flight to Spain a plane crashed in Madrid, killing most of the passengers. It is safe to fly, repeat, it is safe to fly, it is safe to fly, it is safe to fly…
  • General Musharraf (no longer a General) resigned as President of Pakistan, causing a political vacuum that several dubious figures are furiously trying to fill.
  • Just in the last few days Russia officially recognised Abkhazia and South Ossetia as sovereign, leading to condemnation of the seven other G8 countries. Recently the news have been filled with Cold-War like rhetoric. Strong are the words coming from NATO, particularly from the US and Great Britain. However, they appear futile as Russia does not seem to be in the mood to listen.
  • UPDATE: I am now also twittering, as Hugh pointed out in the comments.

Good Night.

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