The first match is between the host nation France and Argentina. France should win but don’t write off the Pumas!
The mosaic is in Cardiff, Wales.
It’s being a funny week and I’m feeling a little bit like the bloke in the photo. I’m typing this from work during my tea break because my almost 10 year old home computer’s hard drive has almost died and is terminal enough that I went and ordered a new computer. I also organised switching over from dial up to broadband last week so once everything rocks up and is hooked up things should really be working very well indeed.
If your computer decides to perform like a dying swan and all of the usual things don’t work and you need to consider a new one I really recommend this article
Thanks to that I managed to save about $800 on a brand new computer that shouldn’t be rendered too obsolete too quickly.
From the Cardiff Bay Travel Guide:
Outside the entrance to the Norwegian Church is the icy-looking Scott Memorial, commemorating the recent centenary anniversary of the ‘Age of Antarctic Discovery’. Scott set sail from Cardiff on his last ill-fated adventure. Designed by Cardiff-based sculptor Jonathon Williams, the mosaic was inspired by Barcelona’s modernist architect Gaudi. The snow-white abstract piece shows Scott man-hauling South towards the pole with the faces of his co-explorers trapped in the ice. A glance through the gap in the centre, which represents the ice cave from expedition photos, shows the entrance of Cardiff Bay, a sight of the sea and start of the expedition’s voyage that remains almost the same to this day.
The monument stands on a compass between the Norwegian Church and the lock where the Terra Nova started its journey. The proximity to the Church is a poignant reminder that Scott was beaten to the Pole by Norwegian, Roald Amundsen.
All I need now is for Australian Crawl to be singing”Reckless” in the background…