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Archive for June 2012

New York Red Bulls Fireworks Show

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April 14, 2012 / Following a 2-2 draw against the San Jose Earthquakes, the New York Red Bulls displayed a fireworks show at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.


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June 29, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Barcelona Marathon

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The annual marathon around the Catalan capital started in 1978. The marathon route starts at the foot of Montjuïc, at the Plaça d’Espanya, it snakes around the city and comes back for the finish.

Both current winners are from Kenya; the women’s winner Emily Samoei is the current course record holder for women runners, finishing in 2:26:53.

Over 10,000 participants took part in the event that year.

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June 28, 2012 at 6:34 AM

Vichy Catalan

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An over 125 year old tradition of promoting health is underlined by the philosophy “to be the point at which nature and people come together.”

The first bottling plant was founded in 1889.

Beyond the expected benefits of water, it is said Vichy Catalan can help control cholesterol.

This photo was taken at Despaña, a Spanish food shop and café in New York City.

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June 25, 2012 at 4:56 AM

City Hall Park Fountain

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Located along Broadway and Park Row, the fountain was created by Jacob Wrey Mould and cast in 1872.

The fountain was rededicated in 1999.

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June 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Michelangelo Mural

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In New York City, on the corner of Lafayette and Bond streets, Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam” sits along a brick wall, overlooking the street below.

The original fresco can be seen on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.


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June 18, 2012 at 7:08 AM

Posted in Art, New York City, Travel

Argentina Training

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Two of FC Barcelona’s stars made a trip to the United States to play in an international friendly against Brazil. Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano, Captain and Vice Captain of the Argentina national team, joined the rest of the squad at Red Bull Arena, located in Harrison, NJ, two days before the big game for training — and the public was invited to watch.

Mascherano is from San Lorenzo and Messi is from Rosario, both located in province of Santa Fe.

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June 12, 2012 at 7:32 PM


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Saturday, June 9, 2012, coined “The Clash of the Titans,” the national teams of Argentina and Brazil met in an international friendly at Metlife Stadium, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Metlife Stadium is home to New York’s American football teams, the Giants and the Jets.

Argentina came out the victor in a 4-3 win, with FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi scoring a hat trick.

It was a sellout crowd that day and Metlife Stadium had a record attendance seeing 81,994 fans.

Brazil’s young phenom Neymar (11) battles Argentina’s Javier Mascherano (14) for the ball. Brazil’s Oscar (10) and Marcelo (6), alongside Argentina’s Fernando Gago (5), get into position to block or pass, while Messi (10) and Brazil’s Sandro (5) look on.

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June 11, 2012 at 8:37 PM