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Old March 1st, 2004, 09:30 PM
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Here's a trivia question for you all: Check the photo and tell me, is it a cruiseship, or what is it?

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A bridge over troubled water......
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Back end of a Princess ship

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Old March 1st, 2004, 09:52 PM
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Old March 1st, 2004, 10:01 PM
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If I did not know better, I would think that this was the Calatrava - the Art Museum in Milwaukee on the Lakefront (of course the Briese Soleil is NOT deployed in this pic! lol)

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Looks like part of the roof of the BIG O in Montreal.

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Old March 1st, 2004, 10:50 PM
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Donna,
Is that thing paid off yet?

Yes I know what is ... would make a neat rock-climbing wall though!

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It looks like something that people will regret in 50 years time. Hope I donīt offend anyone with my comment!

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Old March 2nd, 2004, 12:18 AM
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Kuki - FYI- The correct spelling is Big Owe. Billions of cigarettes and lotto tickets later, it is still less than half paid for. Good thing Quebeckers in general smoke and gamble up a storm............

The wires you see in the photo are known locally as Jacques Straps, or French athletic supporters, and they keep the roof on the place, well at least most of the time they do.

Also, it resembles the world's biggest toilet bowl, with a nuclear-powered flush. The paper this toilet uses has "security features" on it. Speaking of toilets and other smelly things, the Expos play there (when they're not masquerading as the San Juan Expos).

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Old March 2nd, 2004, 05:55 AM
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Looks like a ski jump to me.

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We visited the "Big Owe" when we were in Montreal on an East Coast/Canada cruise. Nobody told us it wasn't paid for yet, sorta like the "Big Dig" ikn Boston.

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Old March 2nd, 2004, 08:13 AM
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Well, Kuki wins the solid gold, 100% plastic ship-on-a-stick, for being the first to correctly identify the "Big O" in Montreal. That wonderful structure in the picture is part of the Olympic Stadium, built for the 76 Summer Olympics, and 28 years later, still not paid for. The cables you see connect it to the ridiculous kevlar roof that has had more holes and leaks than Swiss cheese, and looks suspiciously like an inflated UFO (maybe Mike had something there....) And CruisecCynic is right, the Montreal Expos play there when they're not in San Juan.
I took the picture last week while visiting the Botanical Gardens across the street. The daycare kids said it looked like a "chimney falling down". I have to admit, from where I was standing, it looked to me like the back end of a cruise ship - or maybe that was just wishful thinking.....sigh*

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No fair, Canadians should have been disqualified. Besides, I don't even remember 1976, that year was part of my "purple haze" days.

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