Archive for July, 2013

 The ‘Ledge’
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  Posted July 30th, 2013 by Zdenko  in Edmonton | One comment

Edmonton heritage

By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Legislature Grounds are Stunning!
One of Edmonton’s most used areas, and one of my favorite places, is the legislative grounds. The Ledge is iconic in Edmonton with its domed roof and spire raised over the downtown, and is visible from across the river to the south, down 108th Street and from the east as well. The Legislature Building is situated on 23 HA of parkland that represents a history going back to the late 1800′s when these grounds were a 5-hole golf course.

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 1947 Tour de France
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  Posted July 18th, 2013 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Retrospective

Source: Bike Race Info portal

Backpedalling through the archives – 1947 Tour Quick Facts:
4,640 km ridden at an average speed of 31.412 km/hr. Unlike the immediate pre-war Tours, the 1947 Tour had no half-stages. 100 starters aligned on national and regional teams with 53 classified finishers.

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 1936 Tour de France
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  Posted July 14th, 2013 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Retrospective

Source: Bike Race Info portal

Backpedalling through the archives – 1936 Tour Quick Facts:
4,418 km raced at an average speed of 31.045 km/hr. 90 starters, 60 of whom are on national teams and 30 are touristes-routiers (independent riders). For complex political reasons, Italy did not send a team and a team of “Italians of France” was not allowed to start.

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 1924 Tour de France
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  Posted July 10th, 2013 by Zdenko  in Cycling | No comments yet.

Retrospective

Source: Bike Race Info portal

Backpedalling through the archives – 1924 Tour Quick Facts:
5,425 km raced at an average speed of 23.972 km/hr. 157 starters, 45 of whom were put in 1st class, 12 were 2nd class and 100 were independent touristes-routiers. There were 60 classified finishers.

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 Vegas City Center
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  Posted July 4th, 2013 by Zdenko  in Travel | No comments yet.

Travel USA

Source: SkyScraperCity portal, by user: Geomorph

Las Vegas – Walking down the City Center in Las Vegas
CityCenter Las Vegas, photographed in December 2010. This thread focuses exclusively on one 67-acre property, a large new hotel and casino and condo and retail complex on The Strip that opened about a year ago. Despite its name, this property is nowhere near the actual downtown of the city and is entirely owned by one corporation with a major investor.

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 1914 Tour de France
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  Posted July 2nd, 2013 by Zdenko  in Cycling | 2 comments

Retrospective

Source: Bike Race Info portal

Backpedalling through the archives – 1914 Tour Quick Facts:
5,405 km ridden at an average speed of 27.03 km/hr. 145 starters divided in “groupes”, that is, riders on sponsored teams and “isoles” or independent racers. 54 classified finishers. Philippe Thys took the lead in the first stage and held it to the end. Team Peugeot took 4 of the top 5 places.

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