February 28th, 2017

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The Magic of Yellow Eyes


“Do you have yellow eyes?” asked me this common grackle in the Belle Isle Marches.

He saw me pointing my camera lens at him.

“No, I don’t.”

“Then you are not a grackle,” – concluded my little friend and walked back to the bushes without continuing my photo session.

Good thing I was able to make a quick picture of him while we had out short conversation.


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The Lift Up: History in Color series continues with the enhanced photo of El Sayed Nosseir of Egypt lifting at the Festival of World Press at the Berlin Sports Palace in Berlin 1935.

El Sayed Nosseir (1905-1977) was and outstanding Egyptian Olympic weightlifter and sports manager.

In 1928, he won the gold medal in the 82.5kg weight class at the Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. Nosseir also managed to set 7 world records.

After finishing his career as an athlete, he was responsible for a very successful Team Egypt, which was one of the top Olympic weightlifting team in the 1940s and in the 1950s.

Here is the ranking Team Egypt in the world in those early decades of the 20th Century:

1930s – No 5

1940s – No 2

1950s – No 4

1960s – No 18