A heart

When you approach "Porte de Clignancourt", where you can find “La Recyclerie” – see my preceding post – you will see a great rotating red heart. It’s actually a rotating sculpture by Joana Vasconcelos, a Portuguese artist, born in Paris...  ... who has won a great reputation for spectacular works – she has exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Versailles castle and gardens, the Bilbao Guggenheim… - see some pictures stolen on the net. This is part of the City of Paris’ commendable ...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Venice Biennale, Versailles, Paris 18, Porte de Clignancourt, Joana Vasconcelos, PeterParis

Kenya, Nairobi

16h Préparation de la conférence de presse de Macron et Kenyatta a la Statehouse Copyright Jacques Witt [Author: Jacques Witt]
Tags: Travel, Blogroll, Kenyatta, Kenya Nairobi, Actualité, Non classé, Photographie, Photojournalisme, Voyages, Jacques Witt

He Loves Me He Loves Me Not

  How funny that out of thousands of things at a brocante fair a charm that size of my fingernail could grab my attention. This green daisy or Margurite in French has two parts, a cover that turns around a stationary part the has words written on each petal. The finely printed words I could not read when I bought it, but I took a chance that it would convey a sweet secret and I wasn't wrong.  On the petals are written, "I love you with all my heart." It sure beats that game of plucking petals a...
Tags: Travel, Germany, living in France, Augsburg, Margaret, Goethe, Brocante, Malcolm Jones, French la Vie, Clara Hätzlerin

Unter Goldgrbern und andere Geschichten

Ich mache diese Reise um zu erkennen was ich jetzt schon bin Heya Ihr Lieben es hat ein bissl gedauert aber nun ist es endlich soweit. Es gibt wieder etwas zu lesen fr Euch und ich hoffe es geht Euch gut und es ist alles in Ordnu
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Terlingue to Carlsbad

blog 031119 Terlingue to CarlsbadThe start was slow but steady and by 1030 we were on the road north toward Alpine. The nearest everything is in Alpine including the doctor. The people here in Terlingue and Big Bend Nat'l Park have to go to Alpine
Tags: Travel, Alpine, Carlsbad, Terlingue, Big Bend Nat l Park

Jeep Tour

blog 031019 Jeep TourSunday morning and the first day of the time change and the jeep tour starts at 9 am requiring me to be there at 845 oh the pressure I got up at 430 to see if I could photograph the milky way but it was cloudy in the east.
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Texas bluebonnet bloom

Not to be outdone by California’s super bloom, Texas is having a colorful flower bloom of its own this winter. Texas’s Big Bend National Park is in the midst of its largest bluebonnet bloom in decades. The local Texas Hill Country news site reported, “The bluffs and roadsides near and within Big Bend National Park are being overtaken by the strikingly beautiful Chisos bluebonnets.” According to this year’s Texas Bluebonnet & Wildlife Report, “Displays in some area will be well above average.”...
Tags: Travel, Texas, California, US, Texas Travel, All, Texas Hill Country, Presidio, River Road, Terlingua, Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas Highway, Chisos, Bluebonnet, Texas Bloom

The ultimate Baltic road trip guide

The three countries that make up the Baltics — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — all gained their independence in 1991. Since then, they’ve pretty much been an uninterrupted Eastern European success story. The region’s newfound status as an economic and cultural hub — combined with the appeal of its expansive forests, sandy beaches, and medieval town squares — have attracted visitors from all over the world. Add in hospitable locals and a strong commitment to traditional cultures, and you have...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Russia, Eu, Finland, Silicon Valley, Latvia, Ussr, Estonia, Lithuania, Frank Zappa, Baltic Sea, Road Trip, Riga, Helsinki, Eastern Europe

Save 30 Percent Off Room Rates March 2019 With Kimpton in the District of Columbia and Baltimore

The peak time to see the cherry trees blossom in the District of Columbia is fast approaching; and you can save 30 percent off of room rates when you stay at your choice of 12 participating Kimpton hotel and resort properties in the District of Columbia, Baltimore and Alexandria now through Sunday, July 7, 2019... ...but you must... The post Save 30 Percent Off Room Rates March 2019 With Kimpton in the District of Columbia and Baltimore appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, District Of Columbia, Baltimore, Alexandria, Promotions, Ihg Rewards Club, Hotels And Lodging, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs, Kimpton, District of Columbia Baltimore

Mashreq to spend Dh500m on digital push as it reduces branches, CEO says - The National

Mashreq to spend Dh500m on digital push as it reduces branches, CEO says - The National:Mashreq Bank, the Dubai lender controlled by the Al Ghurair family, will spend at least Dh500 million over the next five years on digitisation, as it plans to shut half of its branches in the UAE this year.The lender will replace the physical infrastructure with digital 'branches', Mashreq chief executive Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, told The National in an interview on Wednesday.“The full-fledge [remaining] branch...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Uae, The National, Mashreq, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Al Ghurair, Mashreq Bank

Not ‘super bullish’ on #Saudi stocks — UBS

Not ‘super bullish’ on Saudi stocks — UBS:Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul index has been the best performing regional index so far in the year, but investment bank UBS says this is not enough to make the financial institution “super bullish” on the gauge.The Tadawul index has gained 8.94 per cent since January 1, outperforming the Dubai Financial Market general index, which has risen only 2 per cent, with most of the recovery seen in February.The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange was one of the best performi...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Ubs, Tadawul, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, Dubai Financial Market, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Traders prefer to sell Emaar on rallies

Traders prefer to sell Emaar on rallies:Traders resorted to selling rallies in Emaar Properties, indicating bearishness in the stock.Emaar Properties rose to a high of Dh4.86 on Tuesday, but faced selling pressure and lost 3.3 per cent from its high. On Wednesday, Emaar Properties closed 1.26 per cent lower at Dh4.70. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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TOWIE goes to ThailandTOWIE goes to Thailand

Opening episodes filmed on holiday island
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Co-op homeworkers celebrate record peak bookings

Sales generated by social media rise 20% year on yea
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How Spies Avoid Jet Lag and Should Airlines Feed Delayed Passengers Pizza or Burgers?

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading How Spies Avoid Jet Lag and Should Airlines Feed Delayed Passengers Pizza or Burgers?...
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Best Irish bars in Chicago

Few cultures are as synonymous with lively drinking and hospitality as Irish culture. Much of that is thanks to the ubiquitous nature of the Irish pub with its characteristic deep mahogany wood, food that sticks to your bones, beer on draught, and friendly bartender always ready with a bit of craic. That type of pub can be found around the country, but Chicago, it could be argued, is in a league of its own when it comes to pubs full of Irish charm. If you’re in Chicago this St. Patrick’s Day ...
Tags: Travel, America, Chicago, Ireland, PBR, Kerry, Guinness, Chicago Fire, Cork, All, Bridgeport, Clark, Beverly, Ravenswood, Public House, Lincoln Square

Oil Hits 2019 High as U.S. Inventories Show a Tightening Market - Bloomberg

Oil Hits 2019 High as U.S. Inventories Show a Tightening Market - Bloomberg:Oil prices climbed to their highest so far this year as a decline in U.S. crude and fuel stockpiles added to evidence of a tightening market.Futures in New York rose 2.4 percent on Wednesday, closing above $58 a barrel for the first time since mid-November. The U.S. Energy Department’s closely watched weekly inventory report showed a 3.86 million-barrel decline for crude last week, defying forecasts of an increase. A 4.6...
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#Qatar Petroleum acquires twelve exploration blocks in Morocco | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Qatar Petroleum acquires twelve exploration blocks in Morocco | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Qatar Petroleum said it has agreed with Italian oil major Eni to acquire a 30 percent participating interest in the Tarfaya Shallow Exploration Permit, a series of 12 neighboring offshore blocks along the Atlantic coast of Morocco.The agreement, which is subject to regulatory approvals from Morocco, will leave the operator Eni with a 45 percent participating interest and Qatar Petroleum and Morocco's Office Nation...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Atlantic, Morocco, Eni, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Qatar Petroleum

Saudi Arabian equities, emerging market fixed income favoured by UBP fund selector | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Saudi Arabian equities, emerging market fixed income favoured by UBP fund selector | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Many emerging market (EM) managers are increasing their allocations to Middle East and North Africa (MENA) markets, especially to Saudi Arabia, a fund selector from Swiss private bank Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has told Zawya.“People are more and more looking at frontier markets and how the indices are gradually incorporating those frontier markets, so we have been increasing research on MENA...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Mena, North Africa, Ubp, MSCI, Union Bancaire Privee UBP, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Zawya

#Qatar to offer new areas of real estate for foreign ownership | Reuters

Qatar to offer new areas of real estate for foreign ownership | Reuters:Qatar’s cabinet said on Wednesday it would identify several new areas where foreigners can own real estate, state news agency QNA said, part of a campaign to draw more investment to a sector that has been hit in recent years.Last year Qatar passed a law permitting greater foreign ownership of its real estate sector, but details on how or where it would apply have been unclear. Only a small number of areas are currently open ...
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Modi’s 5 years wasted – and the country divided. A report card.

This is a placeholder post where I’ll compile material that’s being shared across social media by various people to discuss Modi’s performance (or rather, the lack of it). This is just the beginning. The amount of anti-Modi content circulating on social media today is to be seen to be believed. I’ll continue to compile here […]
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AHAB files for financial restructuring under #Saudi bankruptcy law | Reuters

AHAB files for financial restructuring under Saudi bankruptcy law | Reuters:Saudi conglomerate Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi and Brothers (AHAB) said on Wednesday it had filed last week for a financial restructuring under Saudi Arabia’s new bankruptcy law, as it seeks to end a decade-long dispute with creditors.Saudi Arabia’s bankruptcy law, which came into effect in August, is an important step towards making the kingdom more investor friendly, offering a legal framework to struggling companies seeking...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Reuters, Ahab, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saad Group, Brothers AHAB, Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi

Oil up after U.S. crude stock draw, supply growth seen easing | Reuters

Oil up after U.S. crude stock draw, supply growth seen easing | Reuters:Oil futures rallied about 2 percent on Wednesday as U.S. crude inventories unexpectedly fell and an official forecast of crude oil supply growth from the world’s top producer was revised lower.A widespread power outage in Venezuela that has stalled crude exports from the OPEC-member nation, which has already seen reduced shipments from U.S. sanctions, helped to tighten the market.Brent crude futures settled at $67.55 a barre...
Tags: Travel, Opec, Venezuela, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Exclusive: Exxon eyes Israel gas bid in major Middle East shift | Reuters

Exclusive: Exxon eyes Israel gas bid in major Middle East shift | Reuters: Exxon Mobil Corp is considering exploring for oil and gas in Israel, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter, in what would make Exxon the first oil major to operate in the country still technically at war with Gulf Arab states.A number of large gas discoveries offshore Israel and in nearby eastern Mediterranean waters in the last decade have made Israel a potentially lucrative prospect for big energy firms. The...
Tags: Travel, Israel, Middle East, Exxon, Mediterranean, Reuters, Exxon Mobil Corp, Gulf Arab, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

MIDEAST STOCKS-Rising oil price boosts #Saudi, top telecom firm weighs on #AbuDhabi | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Rising oil price boosts Saudi, top telecom firm weighs on Abu Dhabi | Reuters:Saudi Arabia's stock market rose on Wednesday as banks and petrochemical shares gained amid rising oil prices, while Abu Dhabi was pulled down by Emirates Telecommunications.Saudi Arabia's index was up 1 percent, with Al Rajhi Bank gaining 0.9 percent.The Middle East's largest petrochemical maker Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC) also rose 1 percent in active trade after it said it will merge its units Saud...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Abu Dhabi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Basic Industries SABIC, Abudhabi, Al Rajhi Bank, Saudi Petrochemical Co, Arabian Petrochemical Co

Game of Clones

The last time I was in Northern Ireland was in 2001. I used to travel there at least half a dozen times a year on business and had done so for the previous 10 years. At the time my work colleagues had tried to avoid any visits there and after my recruitme
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Hiking the Croagh Patrick pilgrimage

For out-of-towners , Ireland is usually summed up as the land of Guinness, craic, and cable-knit sweaters — a description that ignores many of the greatest aspect of the country, including hiking. As an outdoors destination, Ireland is totally underrated. The Camino may hog the spotlight when it comes to European pilgrimage routes, but make no mistake: A hike up Croagh Patrick is just as spiritual and the views just as spectacular. While the distance is much shorter than the Camino, the Croagh...
Tags: Travel, Ireland, Dublin, Westport, Malta, Galway, Pilgrimage, All, Mountain Rescue, Campbell, Clew Bay, Croagh Patrick, Wild Atlantic Way, St Patrick, Achill Island, Saint Patrick

FAA grounds 737 MAX aircraft after new evidence emergesFAA grounds 737 MAX aircraft after new evidence emerges

US airlines comply but insist the Boeing jet is safe
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Visit Indiana Dunes National Park

A whopping 330 million nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts from all over the world visited US national parks in 2017. This summer, visitors will have a new park to explore, and they’ll have to venture to Indiana to get the newest stamp on their national parks passport. The National Park Service welcomed Indiana Dunes National Park to its roster on February 15, making it the country’s 61st national park. Just 50 miles from Chicago, the park is doable as a day trip or a multi-day adventure....
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#AbuDhabi Stocks Drop, Matching Longest Losing Streak on Record - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi Stocks Drop, Matching Longest Losing Streak on Record - Bloomberg:Abu Dhabi’s equity benchmark ADX General Index dropped on Wednesday, matching the gauge’s longest losing streak on record after extending its drop to a 10th session, as the index’s biggest member First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC is facing pressure by more attractively valued peers.The ADX has dropped 6.2 percent since the start of the month, making it the worst equity performer globally among major stock gauges tracked by Bloom...
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