Posted by dan on December 26, 2010
- “For the first time in 30 years the Serpentine in Hyde Park was too frozen to allow all the ice to be cleared for the Peter Pan Cup, a 100 metre race, so swimmers had a hot cuppa to celebrate Christmas.
- “The Berlin Seals” ice swimming club have been taking the winters of the Orankesee for their health since 1979.
- The Copa Nadal held on a Barcelona beach is a 200 metre race celebrating its 101st anniversary in relatively balmy conditions. Only the civil war has ever interrupted this Christmas dip.”
The “Peter Pan Cup” Christmas Morning Handicap Swim: http://www.serpentineswimmingclub.com/christmas_day_race.htm
Serpentine Swimming Club: http://www.serpentineswimmingclub.com/
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Posted by dan on December 10, 2010
Picasso: Massacre in Korea - Image: Wikipedia
Picasso once said “I am the greatest collector of Picassos in the world” – but surely there are other keen collectors, including Mr. Pierre Le Guennec. How he got the treasure trove of 271 artwork still remains a mystery, but now in a new twist it came to light he is the heir to another Picasso collection which was due to go for sale at auction house Drouot. Now the auction has been postponed, giving those who can afford it some time to plan a trip to Paris and attend it. With so many Picassos around, maybe you can get a very good price. Anyhow, whoever the greatest collector of Picassos is, you can see a good selection at both Musée Picasso (Picasso museum in Paris) or Museu Picasso (Picasso museum in Barcelona).
Picasso museum, Paris (Musée Picasso): http://www.musee-picasso.fr/
Picasso museum, Barcelona (Museu Picasso): http://www.museupicasso.bcn.es/en/
BBC has more on the story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11968465
Drouot auction house: http://www.drouot.com/
Picasso: Massacre in Korea – Image: Wikipedia
Museu Picasso (Picasso Museum), Barcelona . Image: cc-by-20
Picasso Museum (Musee Picasso) Paris. Image: LPLT
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