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The Best Knight in History

May 14, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

So, I’ve been nerding out on medieval history of England recently and I just read about William the Marshal. Apparently he was the best knight in the history of England and maybe the world.  There is a lot of information of him out there if you “duck duck go” him, but the stat I find most fascinating about him is that he bested over 500 opponents in tournaments such as jousting and melees during his lifetime. And, according to Thomas B. Costain's book, "The Magnificent Century", William the Marshal had no losses in those tournaments. Amazing! William the Marshal was very revered as a warfighter and as a counselor to various monarchs during his lifetime. Quite an amazing man.  He died on this day 802 years ago in Berkshire, near Reading, England.  I was stationed near there during my days in the Air Force.  Had I not been busy drinking pints in the pubs, I might've have been fascinated by this in those days.  Then again, maybe not... ;-)

I tried to find a picture that is kind of related to that time and the best I can come up with is this shot of some turrets from Casa Loma in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Looks medieval, right?

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by!

 

Casa Loma Casa Loma Tower 01Tower and turret from Casa Loma Castle in Toronto, ON, CA.

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Toronto Skyline 02

May 10, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

This is a shot of the Toronto skyline I took during a boat tour.  It was a fun visit and we saw some cool stuff while we were there.  You can get some fantastic views from the top of the CN Tower and then catch a Blue Jays baseball game at the Rogers Center next door. If I remember correctly, that stadium was the first in the majors to have a retractable roof.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by!

Toronto Skyline 02Toronto Skyline 02Taken in Toronto, Ontario, CA.

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Drinkers at the Whiskey Star Smokehouse

March 12, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

While walking down Main St in Breckenridge around the time of my Blue Stag Saloon photo, we stumbled across another interesting place called the Whiskey Star Smokehouse.  I took a couple of pictures before I realized these two old guys were in the shot and they were more than happy to pose for me for one more shot.  Gee, I wonder why?  Whiskey perhaps?  They were great!  And I guess I shouldn't call them old, they are probably my age!  Yeesh!  I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

Drinking at the Whiskey Star SmokehouseDrinking at the Whiskey Star SmokehouseTaken on Main St in Breckenridge, CO.

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Blue Stag Saloon

February 19, 2021  •  1 Comment

We took our bi-annual ski trip to Breckenridge, CO last week and during one of our walks downtown for dinner, we saw this fun looking place.  We didn't go in, but I think maybe the woman with the baby at the front door wishes she was inside.  I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by. Blue Stag SaloonBlue Stag SaloonTaken in Breckenridge, CO. To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 

 

 

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