Candlestick Park and The Beatles

This is Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

Candlestick Park
Candlestick Park

I wondered whether the baseball park in San Francisco (below) was the famous Candlestick Park. Well, as jyankee rightly pointed out, it wasn’t.

Even though Candlestick Park was the home of the San Francisco Giants for many years, it is now the home of the San Francisco 49ers American football team, so it is no longer a ballpark.

But the reason I think that Candlestick Park is famous is that it is the place for the very last Beatles concert on August 29th 1966.

They couldn't even hear themselves play
Candlestick Park
The north side of Candlestick Park prior to a ...
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Fuji Rock

Did you go to Fuji Rock?

Here is an interesting report about it from the BBC. There was a UK theme this year.

Fuji rock festival
Fuji rock festival

Rideau Falls

And to think that a few weeks ago I promised ‘no more waterfalls‘.

But there was a question from dragonlife whether the Rideau Canal in Ottawa was named after ‘rideau’, the French word for curtain. In fact there is an indirect link.

The waterfalls below were named the Rideau Falls, because of their resemblance to curtains.

The river was then named the Rideau River, and when a canal was being built it used water from the Rideau River and became known as the Rideau Canal.