Saturday, July 23, 2016

Anaheim, California, USA

Disneyland sponsors dozens of footraces every year. By 6:30 am, this one was over. It was the 5K "Dazzle at Dawn" run. These two finished and were festooned with a Mickey Mouse medallion for their accomplishment. [2016]

Friday, July 22, 2016

New York, New York, USA

The DOGNY project began after 9-11 to honor search and rescue dogs involved in emergency response operations. Over 100 appeared on city streets, each one uniquely painted  by a patron artist. [2008]

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Washington, DC, USA

Here's what you get when you cross a billboard with a Segway. Just imagine, though, if every retailer downtown decided to use this method to get its message out! [2015]

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

On this day in 1969, man first walked on the moon. Forty-one years later, the first of the next generation was born. Happy Birthday moon princess! [2014]

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Renaissance festival or medieval faire? Something is going on here at the foot of Mont Royal. The alternative hypothesis is a time warp back to Carolingian France. [2009]

Monday, July 18, 2016

Liverpool, England, UK

The Superbowl of motorcycle racing takes place on the Isle of Man every May or June. The island's roads are closed and the the winning cyclists exceed 200 mph. Make reservations on the ferry early, though. These bikers seem experienced and well equipped. They'll be on the lookour for squids, otherwise known as organ doners. 2011]

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Larnaca, Cyprus

The reign of Pericles in Athens marks the end of chapter 1 in the evolution of democracy. Athenian governance allowed adult male citizens to vote directly on matters of state. Pericles set the stage for the vote that made Cyprus a member of the European Union in 2004 and for the British vote that withdrew the United Kingdom from the EU in 2016. [2004]