Around the World in 800 Days

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by flyingdutchman177, Jun 20, 2012.

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  1. Rodsbike

    Rodsbike Adventurer

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    Enjoy your stay in Lima. You are doing a sterling job of the RR so in my book you have earned the break. Enjoy

    I am a real pleb when it comes to art. Prefer a good picture or a landscape where all things are in the right proportion and in the right place. Not a Picasso fan. However went onto the WWW to try and get a value on that Mona Lisa painting. As expected it is not for sale and therefore priceless. However this appeared on the WWW dated 2013 05 26.

    The Mona Lisa is not insured as it is considered priceless, and it has a current estimated value of almost US$760 million, based on an insurance assessment in the early 1960s, valued then at $100 million

    Source http://tenrandomfacts.com/mona-lisa/

    One thing for sure. If I owned it, I would convert it into something useful............ cash.

    Have a great time in Lima.
  2. squiffynimrod

    squiffynimrod maximum shrinkage

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    Wow, those are great pics of Paris and I loved the commentary- A church where the Hunchback lived :rofl

    But I really liked your take on the Mona Lisa and the cause of fame. Famous because other people said so.
    The painting has done nothing for me but sit there. It is static and adds nothing but being a painting, famous because other people said so.

    You however have entertained me, educated me, taken me along on your fantastic journey.

    For me you are famous.

    Thank you.
  3. Creeker747

    Creeker747 Been here awhile

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    Hey Ed - Just got back from a 5 day ride up in Colorado and have just caught up on some ride reports. What's with all this porn stuff? You already got a hottie............

    Oh, as for all the tourist traps? Run don't walk away from them, as fast as you can so they don't bring out "the jerk" in you. Funny shit DUDE! Keep it up. :clap
  4. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Lovin the report! :clap:clap:clap I found the other paintings more interesting than the Mona also. Thanks for sharing. :clap:clap:clap
  5. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    I asked that question when I was there and they didn't comment.
    But I know another painting that was not nearly as famous sold for over $100 million recently. It was bought by a museum. And with their grants making millions of dollars in interest each year, they need to spend their money somewhere. I am sure a few museums around the world would want it. And it costs about $16 to get in to the Louvre and they attract thousands of people each and every day so it wouldn't take long to buy a few more paintings for the museum
  6. flyingdutchman177

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  7. AdventurePoser

    AdventurePoser Long timer

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    Thanks for the offer, but my girlfriend would be jealous.:rofl:rofl

    Looking forward to more of your story as it unfolds.

    Cheers,
    Steve
  8. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    No worries
    Some times I like to be a jerk
    It is my way of entertaining myself when I am traveling alone
  9. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    And that is not my idea of what a Menage a trios should be.......too much meat in that pie for my taste
  10. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Kathe and I in our favorite wine bar in downtown Madrid

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  11. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Kathe and I had a deal in Madrid.
    I wanted to go to the wine bar and she wanted to go shopping after.
    And for me, I hate shopping more than just about anything.
    Kathe loves it.

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  12. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Walking around Lima
    It is cold here.
    But it is winter

    The airline forgot my bag so I have been borrowing clothes to wear.
    They just delivered it 2 days later.
    What I was missing more than my clothes was all the good wine from France and Spain that I had stashed.



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  13. pacmktg

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    Well,

    I am only to page 130 and I had to let you know you have another reader and fan. I see you found a hottie. Now back to the story so I can see it unfold in real time.

    Bob

    Safe Travels
  14. flyingdutchman177

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    Wine, pisco sours, chifa and red bull.......it's 11 pm.......ready to hit the nightclub here in Lima
  15. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    When you get to page 238 you will find out that I am really a big jerk......but don't tell Kathe:rofl
  16. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    The good life. .Envy you tonite, the Buenos Días... maybe not so much..:lol3

    Have a good weekend..:freaky
  17. backwoods bobby

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    I would be glad to take her shopping:super just kidding.
  18. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Ok.....be my guest
    Get out your credit card
  19. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    What about the car to haul it all home,was it hours of"oh look honey isn't this cute,oh my I have to have that"but I'll bet she looks pretty hot when she is trying to convince you to come shop with her.
  20. flyingdutchman177

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    Actually, most of the shopping was for me because when you are traveling around the world on a motorcycle, you are not packing a lot of "hot" clothes for going out to the nightclubs
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