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16 May 2014

Week 20: American football in Alicante

Filed under: — Administrator @ 13:51

It was back to normal last week. I returned to work, and with no trips or any other excitement, the pictures are from my daily goings-on in Alicante.

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A couple of weeks ago I learned through a group on Facebook that there is actually an American football league in Spain, and that there is a local team called the Alicante Sharks. This week they played the last game of the season, so I went to check it out. Of course American football is a completely obscure sport here in Spain, and the few people who show up at games are mostly Americans living here and their friends:
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In some ways, the sights on the sidelines were more interesting than the action on the field:
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Game over and the teams shake hands:
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The Sharks thank the spectators for showing up and supporting them:
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I do not buy much new equipment these days, but this week I picked up a new (used) lens for my Leica, a 2.8/135mm with goggles. The next two pictures are some of the better test images.

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When I put out the food for the cats on the golf course, the birds sit on the fence and wait for their chance to steal from the kitties:
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A welder working on the biggest construction project in Alicante right now, a major addition to our headquarters building:
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Early morning in my neighbourhood. The first customer has just arrived at this café:
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Another picture from my neighbourhood, also early in the morning:
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Love declaration:
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On Saturday I went cycling in the mountains for the first time since my hospital stay at the end of April. I took a 2-minute break at this spot about halfway up to Aigües:
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On the square in Aigües, I met another cyclist, snapping pictures with his phone:
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He asked me to take his picture with his phone and then proceeded to send it to someone:
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This weekend also marked my transition back to normal food, after 3 weeks on a low-fibre diet. My wife made a traditional Polish dish, gołąbki, basically cabbage leaves wrapped around a tasty filling of lean ground meat, rice and spices.

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Fusion cuisine–adobo is a Puerto Rican spice mix, here it has been used to season a Polish dish. The gołąbki are ready for the pot:
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In the pot:
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On my plate. There is also some left-over cabbage to fill me up:
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1 Comment »

  1. Congratulations on your recovery.

    Comment by Herbert Kanner — 20 May 2014 @ 06:36

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