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Sri Lanka In The News Again With “The Bridge On The River Kwai” — BUT I Covered It 4-Years AGO!

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” story.


But, I covered basically the SAME story
4-years ago.


Moreover, as I explain, I have been to BOTH sites —
the REAL ONE in Thailand and the
make believe movie set in Sri Lanka!

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link above to access MY original post.


Happened to see it in the U.K.Daily Mail“, which I read online, on my tablet, first thing in the morning, in bed, while drinking my first cup of coffee. Daily ritual going back decades.

Caught my eye. Made me smile. I knew I had done the same story some years ago. So, I am sharing. Enjoy.


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by Anura Guruge

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Prince Harry Did GREAT With The Jaguar E-Type, But MESSED UP Badly With Kraut Wagon!

by Anura Guruge


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I was CRUSHED!

It HURT!

How could they do this to US? How could they do this to ME?

Drive up in an ugly, black KRAUT wagon. WTF!

Beautiful, majestic British cars everywhere else Rolls Royces, Bentleys, Damilers, Jaguars …

And then this DISGUSTING German monstrosity.

Harry …. What were YOU thinking with?

I will NOT dredge up their German antecedents. We are beyond that.

But, why … oh, WHY?

You have enough Bentley’s in the family.

This was, to I, the LOW point of the day.

I really was crushed. I had to have a swig of wine to regain my composure.

I hate German bloody cars.

I love British cars.


This was CLASS.

British PRIDE.

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We have Bentley’s and they don’t get ANY BETTER than that.

Queen’s Bentley.


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by Anura Guruge

Prince Harry’s Electric-Blue, Electric Jaguar E-Type Is A ‘Real’ Jag — Albeit A Concept.

by Anura Guruge


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Click for more details from Jaguar.


I had NOT heard of this concept car, which had been unveiled in 2017. I guess it didn’t get much shrift in the U.S.

So, when I first saw it in the news — and read about it in the media — I thought it was a cruel ‘modification’.

I am kind of glad I am wrong. It is nominally a Jaguar and for that I am so happy. I, as you know, am a Jaguar lover and purists — and own two; a 2002 XJ8 and a 1989 XJS V-12 convertible (below).

So, anything that violates the proud Jaguar legacy does not sit well with I.

But, this was OK. I am happy.

It is a REAL Jaguar.



Click to access my post … Please read.


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by Anura Guruge

Videos On YouTube Of The Fuji X-T2 — My Dream Camera.

by Anura Guruge


This is like a bespoke camera — made just for I.

Fuji really should make one with a note that says:
“Made Specifically For Anura Guruge”.

I have been lusting after the X-T2
ever since I realized it was going to be for real.

Now there are a series of YouTube videos of actual Fuji X-T2s.

This is, by far, the MOST BEAUTIFUL camera
I have ever seen.

I would have sold a kidney to get one. Luckily I don’t.
Have the money. Already budgeted. SMILE.

8 Control dials. EIGHT! Wow.


Check out these YouTube videos.

Click on image to access the video.


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fujiXT2yt1


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fujiXT2yt2


fujiXT2yt3


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by Anura Guruge

Free Holiday Parking In Portsmouth, NH: December 14, 2012 to January 2, 2012.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


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>> We Did 2012 Thanksgiving Brunch At The Sheraton, Portsmouth, NH.
>>Nov. 16, 2012.


Deanna had seen this on Facebook and happened to mention it when we were in Portsmouth for Thanksgiving.

Given that parking, understandably, is a big revenue source, I was curious and decided to check. I am glad I did.

It appears that providing free holiday parking is now becoming a holiday tradition in Portsmouth. Bravo. But, it is carefully controlled.
If you just do a quick Google the entry you most likely get is for the ‘2011’, and the dates are slightly different. I nearly fell for that.

I ended up finding the actual meeting minutes, from Nov. 15, 2012, when it was approved. Contrary to what some had imagined it is not from Thanksgiving onwards. That would have been ultra generous and a huge drain on funds.

Extract from the actual town meeting that approved the free parking. Click if you want to access the original, as a PDF.

Extract from the actual town meeting that approved the free parking. Click if you want to access the original, as a PDF.


One of the many fine colonial houses in Portsmouth. This was opposite the Sheraton. Deanna took a picture. Click to ENLARGE. You can see the moon.

One of the many fine colonial houses in Portsmouth. This was opposite the Sheraton. Deanna took a picture. Click to ENLARGE. You can see the moon.


Christmas window basket in Portsmouth that tickled Deanna. On the road to the side of the Sheraton. Click to ENLARGE.

Christmas window basket in Portsmouth that tickled Deanna. On the road to the side of the Sheraton. Click to ENLARGE.


It is indeed a welcoming city, my 2nd favorite in NH. I used to live a similar distance away from the REAL Portsmouth, once a famed naval port. The real Portsmouth is bigger, the newer one is cuter. Click to ENLARGE. The real one has a big cricket ground too.

It is indeed a welcoming city, my 2nd favorite in NH. I used to live a similar distance away from the REAL Portsmouth, once a famed naval port. The real Portsmouth is bigger, the newer one is cuter. Click to ENLARGE. The real one has a big cricket ground too.

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