Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Last Great Pedestrian Venue

Some of the greatest pedestrian (competitive walking) matches of the 1870s and 1880s took place at the Royal Agricultural Hall in the Islington district of London. The Aggie, as it was known, was built in 1861, and it is still standing. Today it is a conference center known as the Business Design Centre. It is the last great pedestrian venue still extant. Below is a picture of the Aggie circa 1890, and another I took on my recent trip to the U.K.



Monday, March 26, 2012

Leo Sayer and the Buffalo Sabres...

While in the U.K., I saw an old episode of Top of the Pops on TV. 
On it, Leo Sayer performed his 1977 hit "When I Need You" in a Buffalo Sabres sweater. 
For some reason, I felt the need to record the moment...

Monday, March 19, 2012

My lovely co-workers

Me and my "girls" at news.mn,
Tungaa and Enkhtuya.