Posts Tagged ‘France

31
Mar
14

Innovation in Design: Architectured Pinecone in France

“Looking a little like a giant white pinecone, the design for this new high-rise apartment building in Montpellier, France, uses strategically placed balconies and shades to give residents the maximum outdoor space without blocking views or taking up too much room on the ground.” more

France ArchetectureA very unique structure for sure. I can’t wait for a Jackie Chan action movie, where Chan is running and swinging from balcony to balcony chased by sinister forces.

05
Aug
13

Frank Moore & Mending the Line……

Because I have been a bit remiss of late with the fishing part of SwittersB & Fly Fishing, I thought to myself…’self, you should post something about how to fly fish’. So, I decided something about mending the fly line. I went to the Youtube vid’s and came upon an inspiring, pleasant video encounter with 90 year old Frank Moore. In short, the Normandy Beach WWII Vet wanted to return now to France to revisit Normandy and to most particularly fish the streams he saw some 70+ years ago.

 Frank Moore Smile

A fund raiser commenced this past year and funds were raised to coordinate a trip for Frank and his wife to France along with a film crew looking to capture the journey. It is reportedly scheduled for release in early 2014. (Moldy Chum Update)

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Photo of Frank Moore fly fishing in France (Uncage the Soul Productions/Moldy Chum)

Frank can still unroll a nice loop. A touching journey and an inspiring gent! A different sort of mending the line resulted from tonight’s search.

04
Jul
13

Proud Independence Day!!!

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More pictures of Statue of Liberty

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10
Apr
13

Encore une fois s’il vous plaît …BailFly

Always a beautiful visit of exquisite tying and macro work by Mr. Bailly. Visit BailFly and enjoy the patterns and photography.

C. Bailly Photo

13
Aug
12

Le Blog de Dan 63

Le Blog de Dan63 (Caenis Mayfly)

A Very Pleasant Fly Fishing Blog at Dan 63

15
Jul
12

TdF: Tour de France

I mention this each season, I always enjoy the Tour de France (TdF). I don’t follow the bike racing scene other than this one race. 21 days of ‘stages’ I most enjoy the mountain stages in the Alps and like today in the Pyrenees. The chaos at the top, the narrow passages at 10-18% gradients and pucker up downhill portions are fascinating to watch, to imagine. They (the cyclist) don’t fit any profile (physically) I usually come to admire in sports. But their courage, endurance and even strength is obviously there. Kind of like misunderstanding the fitness of a jockey.

TdF Map 2012

This year Bradley Wiggins of the UK, has the chance to be the first Brit to win the TdF. Best wishes. Most enjoyable to me is the scenery gained from the helicopter traveling the race route. If you know team/individual bike racing (cycling), you already understand the strategies, names and terminology. Took me a bit, but now I understand it as if watching a baseball game. Today is a perfect stage (Limoux to Foix) to see the crazy fanatics (fans), color, scenery and celebration of the TdF.




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