Showing posts from February, 2008

Le parc de Belleville

Slipping back to Paris for this post. Not me physically--just in the photos. I took so many photos while I was there that I didn't have time to get them all posted. Some I thought were worth posting later. These pictures of the park in the north east of Paris (20th arrondissement) were some I wanted to share with you. The park is on a hillside. I entered at the bottom and climbed up a lot of steps before I started taking pictures. At the top I realized people were watching something happeneing below us, so I looked over the edge of the wall and saw that I was standing above a film crew getting ready for a shoot. I don't know who it was or what they were filming, but I stayed to watch for a while. It was some kind of children's program or film. You can see the rest of my pictures of this park and the shoot on this page. Parc de Belleville .

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

I shouldn't complain about the weather here, as so many people have had really horrendous weather this week-killer-tornadoes, floods and heavy snow storms, that stopped traffic for hours. Here in Duluth we had the driest January on record with about 1 inch of snow total for the whole month. It was very cold-in the single digits and colder for many days, but it did warm up for the start of the John Beargrease sled dog Marathon, which starts close to our house. The warm-up was nice for the spectators, but not good for the dogs. Apparently they prefer temperatures around 0F. Jim and I walked down to the start of the race and I took a few pictures, which you can see on this site. John Beargrease . There are links there to the official race site and that will explain more about the race, if you are interested. And here's preview photo. More like this on the page linked above. This is one of the main streets in Duluth. They closed the street for this race and piled a lot of snow in