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... themselves have been exciting.Highlights for me in the last three days have been: The Men's High Jump. This was won by Bondarenko from the Ukraine who gambled by passing to 2-41, his PB and then jumped it well. Barshim from Qatar then had to pass to 2-43 to win but failed. Then Bondarenko had 3 tries at a new world record height of 2-46. Amazing. He was close but did not make it.
On Friday the two Australian ...
... It took some time to get to the market. On arrival at first glance it looked all like new stuff, but walking a bit further there was a lot more to explore. Unfortunately he could not complete his mission, as we were running out of time. Jan Willem had to take his flight back to Ho Chi Minh that evening.
For Monday morning the new planetarium was on the agenda. This contains 2 big halls with all kind of scientific experiments ...
... idea of Peter the Great. He wanted an inland transportation network to link Moscow River to the Volga River and then on to the Baltic Sea. It did'nt happen for Peter but Stalin got it constructed in his inimitable fashion using the inmates of the forced labour camps as labourers to dig the canals and instal the lock system. Built in 5 years, it was opened in 1937. It was a far greater project than either the Suez or Panama canals and now ...
... was one of the better things we did in Moscow, they put on a really engaging show with everything from figure skating, acrobatics, trampolining and more. The sets were impressive and even included a giant pool for the final set. I think the one thing that put us off a little was the number of animals they used in the show. They had polar bears, camels, cheetahs, a kangaroo, parrots, dogs, and seals. The polar bears especially looked doped up, flopping around on the ...
... to see in itself. Not only
are they quite elaborately decorated, but they are deep, the deepest station is
84 metres underground and the average escalator ride takes approximately 3
minutes. Here is a bit of ‘Metro’ trivia - A male voice announces the next
station when travelling towards the centre of the city, and a female voice when
going away from it. On the circle line the clockwise direction has a male
announcer for ...
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