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FOUR Years After!

According to the following WordPress.com notification, it seems that one more year was added to the very first three of them!

Happy Anniversary!

You registered on WordPress.com 4 years ago!

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!

So here I am typing to 45th post on… Three Years After!

Thank you for your visits, for your comments, for your encouragements!

Best wishes!

Bobby 🙂

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Streets of Philadelphia

Just listened again this Bruce Springsteen famous track, and I remember that passed many, many years since I saw Philadelphia in cinema. Maybe I’ll watch again sometime soon. It’s a matter of mood actually…

Director: Jonathan Demme

Starring:

Soundtrack: Bruce Springsteen

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Passion – Bruce Springsteen in Vienna, Austria (2012)
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Where the Sonoran desert ends… a day in the Okanagan Valley

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Kelowna (pronounced “coll-oh-nah”), British Columbia, sits at the northernmost tip of the Sonoran Desert. You know, the one that starts in Mexico. Its terminus is in Canada. I didn’t know that until quite recently. Shielded from the Pacific by several mountain ranges and situated in the arid desert north, Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley is a sweet spot for winemaking. And although probably well known to Canadians, the Okanagan feels like an undiscovered gem to me. One that others should visit now while it still has rugged edges and an unassuming quality.

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Recently I was lucky to be along for a spectacular tour of the Mission Hill Winery in the Okanagan Valley, as a guest of Anthony von Mandl, the proprietor. I was there with members of the Distinguished Restaurants of North America. The visit capped off a week of amazing gastronomy in Vancouver. More on that to come…

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