Unfortunately the city has no...
Unfortunately the city has no baseballteam anymore... the AAA-team has been moved a few years ago... but going to Toronto to see theBlue Jays would be the better choice anyway ;o) Getting to know how to play ball (i started with softball first, but since u can´t steal bases, i quickly changed to playing the REAL stuff...*lol*) I was impressed how many diamonds (field where u can play baseball/softball) there are in town... in every park, almost at every school... so much for hockey... *lol*
kids from the neighborhood invited me to play or my cousin took me out to one of his games with his buddies... these days i take my cousins kids out to play when i am in town =)
I am not sure... but i think the pic was taken out in St. Thomas, me watching my cousin play with his colleagues from the Free Press...
The war years
In 1944/45 This was the test site of the MOSQUITO BOMBER AND FIGHTER BOMBER .There was a plant near the airport where the 2 halves of the body were glued together as it was split down the middle from front to rear. All the wiring and controls etc. was assembled inside first.
Incredible to see as this plane was made of sheets of double birch plywood The whole structure was of wood. Wings tail etc.Parts were made at different locations and shipped to DOWNSVIEW NEAR TORONTO TO THE de Havilland PLANT where the plane was assembled. It was then flown to London for testing and preparation for the flight across the Atlantic to Preswick Scotland and from there to the Fighter or Bomber Wings of the AIR FORCE and into 'action'. After 'D' DAY they claimed each one in action would save 1000 soldiers lives so we really worked hard to prepare test and deliver them especially in 1945.
It was the best and fastest plane the Allies had in 1941-45 and urgently needed in Europe to win the war
One thousand of these planes were built in Canada
In 1945 a couple of hundred were tested for a minimum of 5 hours flying time and then flown overseas via GANDER Newfoundland or Goose Bay Labrador to Preswick Scotland.In winter some took the Southern route through Nassau Bahamas,( SEE MY NASSAU PAGE) Belem Brazil. Ascension Island , The Azores, Accra, Natal, Dakar, Rabat sale up to Britain or across Africa to Cairo.To be used in The Italian Campaign .The one shown here broke the speed record from London Ont. To Preswick with a stop for fuel in GANDER NEWFOUNDLAND. (5 hours and 37 minutes ( had a tail wind)
An Agricultural Fair, the WESTERN FAIR is held annually in London, Ontario. This year it's being helf September 5 to 14, 2008 at the Fairgrounds located 900 King Street and Dundas.
Apart from the Fair itself, the Western Fair Raceway has a Slot Machine facility. As of April, 2008, the facility contained 750 slot machines.
Also the Western Fair offers the London Farmers' Market every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. offering fresh local produce.
A foggy winters day in...
A foggy winters day in Northern Ontario. Somewhere near Parry Sound.
One of my favorite things to do is drive through this wonderful Province. I love to site see and even the dreariest of days can bring such a distinct quality to photos!
deep impression ...
"hello - my friend"
thx for double phd and double master zou - nice meeting u there. i felt very enjoyable visiting on the campus of the uni of western ontario. if i were still yong, i should have been there. plus ubc, uwo is the beautiful campus i have ever seen in canada ...