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Friday, February 1, 2013

20130201 Last day enjoying Cannes

Shopping salmon in supermarket InterMarche. The cashier girl had only one hand.
Purchased chocolate made with vanilla and looking like a cheese Camembert. Great gag.

Then smoking a cigar on Chateau de la Castre.

Returning to hotel. Transferring photos and videos from camera to pc.

Writing offtext for my MIDEM report on YouTube. Recording video and shooting pictures in the hotel room for this report. I need to be well prepared for my productions.

Working on a new recording, just starting with the refrain. Only an idea for song structure. It is a fast song about power and car race.



@ Cannes hotel
Sad for leaving Cannes like this dog with so sad eyes (pictured in St.Raphael)
Leaving Nice - looking down to Nice
 

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

20130131 Visiting Cannes

It was so warm that I took a ice. Strolling through the streets, sitting on bench on the beach, shopping and photographing.
Cannes from Chateau de la Castre
Up on Chateau de la Castre

Hotel de Ville

Look at the orange tree at the bus terminal Hotel de Ville in the City of Cannes.

Tips for Cannes visitors

  • Bus 210 is the transfer bus Nice Airport - Cannes. One way 17,50; but purchase tour-retour and save money.
  • Go to Tourist office at the Palais des Festivals and get a free city map of Cannes.
  • One ride with bus is 1 Eruo, 10 ride ticket 9,50.
  • Shops are on the Rue d'Antibes, the expensive shops are on the seashore promenade Boulevard Croisette. Shopping lower price goodies go to train station SNCF.
  • Take the free paper in the street. No problem if you don't understand french. But in there are coupons for discount in restaurants.
More impressions from Cannes

Yacht haven and Chateaux de la Castre

Yacht haven

Yacht have and Palais des Festivals at Boulevard Croisette

Looking down from Chateaux de la Castre

View to St.Margarite and prison

Patriotic seagulls
 

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WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for):

In life I don't wait for the storm to pass by. If necessary I run in the rain.

You can make people smile, you can make people laugh, but it's harder to make them happy.

Sitting anywhere, thinking of some lyrics, hanging the head down, wishing there was some melody…

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

20130130 Trip to St.Tropez

Eating salmon like every morning. French baguette (white bread) fits well. Hmm, let's enjoy life, only James Bond lives twice.

I know St.Tropez from Louis de Funes - movies. I wanted to see this town.
Louis de Funes played the Gerndarm from St.Tropez. He is a legend as his films are too. (painting sold in the street)

There is no train to St.Tropez. I have to go from Cannes to St.Raphael. Leaving Cannes with local train at 10:55 (10:35 scheduled), train 20 min late. 7 Euro is not much. Arriving in St.raphael at 11:25 (11:14 scheduled).Time for going around in St.Raphael. Walking along the shore, picturing and visiting Notre Dame church. St.Raphael seems to be a small industry town with tourism impact. Not really beautiful. Leaving St.Raphael at 13:00 with bus. 2 Euro one way.

Arriving in St.Tropez at 14:30. What a nice, small town. No hotel castles, small streets with small houses. Very beautiful, even in January. Going to lighthouse and picturing panorama photos, what is very easy with my camera.
Streets of St.Tropez are so full of flair

View to St.Tropez from yacht haven

Nice small streets, old houses

Then walking to the city. what a great scenery for movies. When approaching to Notre Dame church I hear organ music and a coffin is carried out. No need for burial, so moving. All the small streets with Mediterrenean houses: quadratic plan, ocher facade, flat roof. Elegant shops besides artworks handicraft. So many great views to picture. Later returning to Notre Dame church, church closed.
Church Notre Dame in St.Tropez

Short rest in a park where people play Boule.
People playing Boule

No free toilets, not even Pissoir. 50c needed.
2CV and big yacht

Yacht have St.Tropez

16:30 leaving St.tropez with bus. In st.Raphael hurrying to buy tickets. 18:10 leaving St.Raphael with TGV (9.60 euro) and arriving in Cannes at 18:35.

Noticing sunset at 6pm and making plans for next day shooting the sunset at Cote Azur.

Today's Top Links 20130130

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