Pdunn: Pics and Stories
Pick Pocket haven at the Reina Sofia
I was a couple of steps behind my wife as we were ascending the same stairs, when I looked over and saw the guy in the attached photo with his hand in her backpack-purse. I said, "hey that guy has his hand in your purse!" At which point he turned and said, "no I don't!" I snapped his picture, but in the days of digital cameras taking eons to snap, he managed to disguise-at least his face - with the same map.
We showed the photo to the police, and they said they'd keep an eye out for the guy. Yet an hour later, as we were descending the museum's glass elevators, we looked out over the stairs as the same guy walked up behind an elderly man, pulled out the map, and pulled out the poor guys wallet. At which point we were all banging on the glass walls of the elevator, catching the attention of the police, beginning a foot chase with us, the police and the thief. The thief escaped, I'm sorry to say.
Funeral Pyres at Pashupatinath
"Jandina IV" wind-tunnel model of fighter ace Lt. Gen. Jay Robbins' P-38J
Royal Grand Palace
"Piccadilly Lilly" (B-17) at Chino Airporthttp://www.web-birds.com/8th/457/457.html The group's base of operations was from Glatton, England. All told, the group flew 236 combat missions, losing 86 planes and 729 men, either killed, wounded or taken prisoner. Here are other sites dedicated to the 457th "Fireball Outfit:" http://www.457thbombgroup.org/ http://www.cloudnet.com/~jfb/
F-22 Raptor Towed Into Place
Swans in Galway, Ireland
Elephants Entering River in Nepal's Chitwan National Park
By Pdunn (2006-06-23)