Thursday, August 31, 2006
Germany - The Economic Engine of Europe
Germany is really a wonderful country to live in and a wonderful place to visit as a tourist.
Aachen: http://tinyurl.com/enu48 http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/08/aachen-dom.html http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/08/rathaus-aachen.html http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/08/world-equestrian-champion.html http://hpaulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/10/aachen-germany.html
Aachen freestyle: http://tinyurl.com/gnzk2
Aachen gargoyles: http://tinyurl.com/zlctv
Aken Old Timers: http://tinyurl.com/ksb3h
Berlin: http://tinyurl.com/ze366 http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/01/berlin-wall.html http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/02/queen-nerfertiti.html
Bonn Landesmuseum: http://tinyurl.com/nrsxy http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/01/adam-august-krantz.html http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/04/glass-museum-rheinbach-de.html
Dusseldorf: http://tinyurl.com/komol http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/02/vivian-westwood-retrospective.html
Cologne: http://tinyurl.com/rble6 http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/04/gestapo-prison-el-de-haus-cologne.html http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/06/cologne-germany-antiques-market.html
Frankfurt: http://tinyurl.com/qel99 http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/06/elvis-king-has-left-building.html
Rheinbach Glass: http://tinyurl.com/hrv9r http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/04/glass-museum-rheinbach-de.html
Hanau: http://tinyurl.com/ew3uw http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/03/brothers-grimm.html
Otrange Roman villa: http://tinyurl.com/ozsmj
Ahweiller Roman Villa: http://tinyurl.com/rjnhp
Roman Limes: http://tinyurl.com/pyr8z
Roman water pipes: http://tinyurl.com/mvwfb
... H Paul Garland at 2:39 AM
France - Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys
The French culture is a little bit strange. For sure.
But it really is a very nice place to visit.
French museum of Antiquities: http://tinyurl.com/p9jxq
... H Paul Garland at 2:24 AM
Brussels Belgium Mineral Show
... H Paul Garland at 12:59 AM
Austin High School Alumni Association
Anyone who graduated from Austin High in El Paso, Texas should go to this site and get registered:
... H Paul Garland at 12:44 AM
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
I think this is a nice picture of the family.
Paul and Bobby in London.
Links to more pics: http://tinyurl.com/zse5a
... H Paul Garland at 11:40 AM
... H Paul Garland at 11:20 AM
Much of my life I have been on the wrong side of what is "politically correct." Usually I have been perceived as being left wing, or as a tree hugger.
I was anti-war back when the majority of Americans thought we were doing a good thing fighting the commies in Vietnam. So I am used to being counter-intuitive and going against the grain when I must.
I think Rummie is smart. And right, most of the time.
And generally he is sort of charming and funny too. This is a link to a good article about him in the Seattle Times: http://tinyurl.com/l6b5w
This is a fine picture of him and Dolly Parton.
If you ever get the chance listen to her version of "Stairway To Heaven" please do so. I think it is the best yet - and I usually detest country music!
... H Paul Garland at 10:45 AM
The UK & Italy
The Garlands have ancestors from Scotland.
Scotland pictures: http://tinyurl.com/mrhpk
Rosslyn Chapel: http://tinyurl.com/jfjpt
Hadrian's Wall: http://tinyurl.com/raob7
J.K. Rowling: http://tinyurl.com/heo7h
Hogwarts: http://tinyurl.com/gr76n http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/04/hogwarts-alnwick-castle.html
London The British Museum: http://tinyurl.com/qdlc7
Liverpool: http://tinyurl.com/gkrzu http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/07/re-writing-history.html
The New Forest: http://tinyurl.com/pyfoe http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/01/new-forest.html
Weardale: http://tinyurl.com/ncpb8 http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/04/fluorite-weardale-england.html
Stonehenge: http://tinyurl.com/o8cle http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/02/winter-solstice-at-stonehenge.html
Italy has some remarkable things to see.
Hadrian's villa: http://tinyurl.com/p7294 http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/03/roman-emperor-hadrian.html
Appian way: http://tinyurl.com/nt74g http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/03/appian-way.html
Florence: http://tinyurl.com/mmlyd http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/03/santa-croce-church-florence.html
The Vatican: http://tinyurl.com/q2tsq http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/03/vatican.html
Vesuvius: http://tinyurl.com/rsref http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/03/pompei.html
Mt. Testachio: http://tinyurl.com/rooy3 http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/03/mt-testaccio.html
The Pantheon: http://paulgarland.blogspot.com/2006/03/pantheon-in-rome.html
... H Paul Garland at 6:20 AM
Some Pictures of Me
The picture on the right is a couple of years old. It is of me and Mike Moore.
Not Michael Moore the film producer and jerk, rather the X Prime Minister of New Zealand and head of the WTO.
The one on the left is a little more recent , I guess about a year and a half old. It was in a shop very near to the Cavern club. It was taken for me by some Japanese tourists who were also visiting in Liverpool. I had just finished taking their picture with their camera, so they returned the favor..
The picture on the right is about 6 months ago, and is of me standing next to my Toyota Prius. The reason I have a suit on is because I have just returned from a funeral.
This lady is one the top High Priestesses in Western Africa. When Pope John Paul went to Africa she was one of four religious leaders who met with him. In this picture she was doing some kind of religious mumbo jumbo trying to help with my leukemia.
And this black and white photo is me as a young boy with my Dad. Probably late in the 1950's.
... H Paul Garland at 5:00 AM