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L'ile de la Pietra : Elle fait cran aux vents d'ouest dominants, crant un abri dans lequel a t construit le port de L’le-Rousse
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What a proper museum should be like
The Pitt Rivers museum of anthropology and archaeology has changed relatively little since it was founded in 1884. It is unusual in that it is accessed through the Natural History museum. Both are free to enter and photography (including flash) is allowed. I didn't use flash as the reflections in the glass are a nightmare.
Pitt Rivers Museum
Pitt Rivers museum of anthropology, the Natural History museum
Ever had that moment when you feel that your dog was walking you instead of you walking your dog?! This happen everyday with my huskies as they are natural pulling dogs. Well, good ol’ Sadie got her chance as the ‘human’ today as you can see! My mom had to help me with this as while we were in the park, two different people decided they would check out what we were doing with their dogs…A BIG NO-NO! Our huskies like to eat other dogs lol. Not that they are aggressive..they are great around humans but bring a dog in the picture and you better hold on for your life. Sadie and Hawkins were never that well socialized when they were pups up until I came into the picture so they are a little crazy when they see another dog. Enither way. we managed to finally get this shot which I have been wanting to shoot for a while due to the nice weather! Enjoy Day 26!
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Stark and imposing Piel Castle stands watch over Morecambe Bay from its north west corner, at the tip of the Furness Peninsular.
Built by the monks of Furness Abbey in the 14th century to provide them with protection from the constant Scottish raids which afflicted the area, it also gave the monks a way to monitor traffic heading out to the Isle of Man and Ireland.
The island was the site on June, 4 1487 where Lambert Simnel landed with an 8,000-striong army of mercenaries on the way to an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Henry VII.
The castle became property of Henry VIII after the dissolution of the monasteries in 1537 and was left to ruin. It was given, along with the island to the people Barrow-in-Furness in 1920 to commemorate those killed in the First World War.
The pub and the small cottages were built in the 19th century and the landlord of the pub carries the title ‘King of Piel Island’ and has his own coronation ceremony, queen and princesses.
Roa Island Lifeboat Station
“It’s the most difficult experience I’ve had in my coaching career,’’ said Lavin. “Yet what helps in dealing with that frustration is knowing that we have a first-rate staff that’s uniquely positioned to help a team through a difficult situation like this.’’
Lavin is recovering from successful prostate cancer surgery and is not expected back this season, though he continues to work hard on regaining the energy needed to return to the bench.
The Red Storm (8-10 overall, 2-5 in the Big East) play host to Villanova (9-10, 2-5) tomorrow in the Garden. The Wildcats are coming off an 84-76 upset of Seton Hall. St. John’s got beat at South Florida, 64-49, on Wednesday.
St. John’s is composed of five freshmen, one junior college transfer and one true junior.
“Because we have a young team the expectations have to realistic and yet also hold them to a high standard,’’ Lavin said.
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Following the lines
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I have spent the past couple of weeks feverishly working until the wee hours of the morning on my computer. Cobbling together bits and pieces, chunks of code, widgets, doodads and other things necessary for a project. Enough! Yesterday, I decided that I needed to get out of the house and go shoot some photos. The weather was perfect. Nice skies, interesting clouds, comfortable temperature. Sometimes you just have to recharge your batteries. Step outside and play. Let your mind unwind so it can start fresh the next day.
It feels good to go play. You should try it. I shot this in the back of Epcot’s United Kingdom pavilion. Mary Poppins was on the other side of the building. It’s a shame she didn’t come over to visit.
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River of Light
The 405 looking south. That's The Getty Center on the hill on the right. Shot taken on New Year's Eve 2011 with a Konica Autoreflex TC, Konica Hexanon AR f1.7 lens, and Ilford Delta 100 film. 30 seconds at f5.6. I developed the film in Rodinal (R09 One Shot) 1:25.
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Dottie GrModel: Dottie Griffith
This was a random shoot I ask to do down in the Keys, Florida. I was in the mood to do one too. I was staying at a friends house, spending as much time with her as possible. She leaves to the northern area of Florida for school (forgot the name) and won't be back until 5 months from now. The shoot was spontaneous and fun.
See you in 5 months Dottie!! :Diffith
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Lakers center Andrew Bynum, left, walks back to the bench with teammate Pau Gasol during a game against San Antonio in April. Bynum figures to play an even larger role in the team's offensive strategy this season. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times / April 13, 2011)
When the Lakers interviewed coaches to take over for Phil Jackson, team executive Jim Buss explicitly told candidates Brian Shaw and Mike Brown that Andrew Bynum needed to get the ball down low.
Early and aplenty.
Brown will put it to the test when Bynum returns from a four-game suspension Saturday against the Denver Nuggets.
"He's going to see it probably a lot more than what he did in the past," Brown said. "But he's going to have to be able to do something with it in order to get it and keep getting it."
Bynum should be pleasantly surprised to be that high in the Lakers' offensive scheme.
He experienced 48 hours of raging criticism last May from all corners, including many Lakers fans, after driving his forearm into the rib cage of an in-flight Jose Barea during the Lakers' playoff finale against Dallas.
The NBA originally suspended Bynum five games for belting the tiny guard, but reduced it to four to account for the 19.5% reduction of the lockout-shortened season from 82 games to 66.
Bynum originally would have forfeited $677,272 in salary and was also fined $25,000 for removing his jersey as he left the court after getting ejected. It was his second suspension in the last year. He drew a two-game penalty last March for flattening Minnesota forward Michael Beasley.
"Suspensions are definitely weird. It hurt," Bynum said of his latest one. "You're kind of just sitting out, watching all the games on the telly. That's what I did."
He averaged 11.3 points and 9.4 rebounds last season, his sixth with the Lakers, and his scoring was actually down from 15 points a game in 2009-10.
"I want to get out there and dominate in the low block," he said Friday. "That's what I'm here for."
Bynum, 24, worked out during the off-season with famed boxing trainer Freddie Roach and said his body fat fell from 9.5% to 5.1% while he maintained the same weight (290 pounds).
But he said he might be "a little winded" when he returned to the court. It's actually an improvement from saying he was "heavily winded" after the Lakers' first exhibition game.
The Lakers hope he catches his wind soon. In fact, Brown envisioned Bynum becoming an All-Star.
"From the outside looking in, you see him getting better every year and you'd think that he would get to the point where he is that," Brown said.
With Yao Ming retired and Tim Duncan's skill set in decline, All-Star voting will be wide open at the center position for the Western Conference.
Among the possibilities are Bynum, Marc Gasol (Memphis), Nene (Denver), DeAndre Jordan (Clippers) and Al Jefferson (Utah).
After Brown was hired, he arrived with a slew of defense-driven DVDs to show players. His thoughts and philosophies on how to prevent teams from scoring were a key part of getting the job.
It's way too early to declare anything a success, but the Lakers held their last two opponents under 33% shooting, the first time they've done that since November 1959.
They were still in Minneapolis at the time and held the Detroit Pistons to 28.6% and the Cincinnati Royals to 31.3%.
On Tuesday, the Lakers held Utah to 32.2% in their 96-71 victory. Two days later, they limited New York to 31.3% shooting in a 99-82 victory.
Now they get Bynum back.
"Andrew gives us a lot of size, strength, intimidation," Pau Gasol said. "We're going to be a better defensive team in there."
Times correspondent Mark Medina contributed to this report.
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