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Archive for September, 2010

365-79: Good Bye India

 

Good Bye India, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

It’s the start of my journey back home. I had a great time in India. The people and food were amazing! The traffic was another story. But it has been an enjoyable visit…


365-78: Dakshina Chitra

Dakshina Chitra-1, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

The minifig is taking photos at an South Indian cultural Madras Craft Foundation. A place to learn the history of the people of South India…


365-77: Mamallapuram

Mamallapuram-1, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

The minifigs are enjoying the sights of an acient Pallava temple on the shores of the Bay of Bengal…


365-76: Chennai Office

Chennai Office-1, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

I made it back to the Chennai office today. Had an excellent Inidan dinner with some excellent Indian wine (http://www.sulawines.com/). I’m a bit tippsy tonight…


365-75: Invasion

Agra Fort-7, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

I found this Spartan invading the Mughal fort in Agra…


365-74: Indiana Jones at the Taj

Agra-7, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Indiana Jones has been all over the world. Here he is seen recently at the Taj Mahal in Agra…


365-73: Big Day Tomorrow

Big Day Tomorrow, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Still tired but will have a big day tomorrow. We made it to Agra. Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal in a wee few hours…


365-72: Exhausted

Exhausted, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Six security checks, five airports and two customs interogations leaves it’s toll. The whirlwind tour contines to Delhi tomorrow. Detroit, Amsterdam, Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi in less than seven days? Crazy…


365-71: Good Morning Bombay!

Good Morning Bombay!, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Well – I made it to Mumbai. This minifig is suffering through the high heat and humidity of a Mumbai morning.


365-70: Still Travelling

Still Travelling, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Delta has a part manfunction and so we were stranded in the plane for three hours prior to takeoff. Thankfully I was in business class. Because of this, we missed our connection to Mumbai. We fly out today from Amsterdam to Mumbai…


365-69: En Route

En Route, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Still en route to Mumbai. Hopefully my plane is a little bigger than this…


365-68: World Traveller

World Traveller, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Preparing for my departure to Mumbai later this evening…


365-67: Piñata

Piñata, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

The Mariachi Band found a Piñata in our house. Look closely, you’ll see Gabby in the photo…


365-66: Yay!

Yay!, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Put your hands up! It’s the weekend!


365-65: Chrometroopers

Chrometroopers, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Chrome stormtroopers…


365-64: Footy

Footy, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Our minifig stumbled upon a soccer game…


365-63: Dirty Jobs

Dirty Jobs, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

On today’s episode of Dirty Jobs, Mike has to clean out the litter box…


365-62: Explorer in Peril

Explorer in Peril, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Oh no! Our intrepid medieval explorer has found himself in peril. His opponent has a bigger stick than his…


365-61: Art Fair

Art Fair, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

The stormtroopers are enjoying the sunshine at the Sylvania Art & Crafts Festival this afternoon…


365-60: Celebrate Diversity

Celebrate Diversity, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

On this the ninth anniversary of the attacks on New York, Washington and rural Pennsylvania; I find it disturbing with regards to the rhetoric that is pervasive right now. I’d like to remind everyone what it is to be American. To be American means freedom of speech and assembly. That Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

This means we are to accept the proposed Mosque in lower Manhattan. It’s at an abandoned and private building that stands blocks away from the former World Trade Center site. It is the constitutional right as private citizens to legally do what you want with your private property. That is what makes America the great country it is. It celebrates our diversity and our openness as a society to accept those of other beliefs, faiths, ideologies, orientations and acknowledge them as our neighbors. This discussion on the anti-establishment of the Mosque in lower Manhattan is silly and pointless. We are all Americans. We all have the right to be ourselves. We all have the right to build a Mosque, Synagogue, Mandir, Vihara, Temple or Church on private property. That private property’s relation to neighboring structures (past or present) is irrelevant…

On the same argument, Rev. Terry Jones has every right to burn copies of the Quran. I think it is highly distasteful and as a Christian, a very non-Christian thing to do. However, in freedom of speech; you have the right to burn the Quran. You have the right to burn the Bible. You have the right to burn the American flag. It’s all protected under our constitution. But one should be mindful of their actions. That Quran or Bible or flag has different meanings to different people. We should be respectful of our neighbors when we conjure thoughts of destruction of another’s symbolic item. Celebrate diversity. Do not fear your neighbor. Discuss our differences. Embrace what we have in common.


365-59: Duel

Duel, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

I don’t think this will end nicely…


365-58: Rock Star

Rock Star, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

If you are what you say you are…a superstar…then have no fear …the crowd is here…and the lights are on and they want a show…

oh oh oh oh yeah


365-57: Olé

Olé, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

This Mariachi Band is bringing you hot sounds from south of the border…


365-56: Mime

Mime, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

If a mime falls in the forest, would anybody hear?

My shipment of Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 2 arrived today! :)


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