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Photos- the 5th Annual Eurotrib meet up.[UPDATED]

by LEP Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 10:25:14 AM EST

Last weekend, the 10th through the 12th of September, the 5th Eurotrib meet up took place in Paris. Jerome, as is his custom, arranged for some beautiful weather.

Six of us met at 4 on Friday at the Mairie du 18me and took the minibus to the top of Montmartre and then strolled back down the butte Montmartre to Chez Pradel where five more were joining us at 7:30.

                   

Other photos are in the comments.

Unfortunately I could not attend the fete on Geiser's boat on Sunday, which Helen said was the most fun of all.

Update [2010-9-15 5:59:54 by LEP]: I've added some closeups at the end of the comments.


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From left to right: Fred, friend of someone's, someone with new coiffeure, afew, gk and dvx.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 10:33:57 AM EST
On the way down we stopped for a drink. dvx and afew are looking forlornly at their empty glasses.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 10:37:35 AM EST
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I see Wine Gremlins have infiltrated Paris.  You look away for a second & the little snits finish your glass.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Sep 17th, 2010 at 05:09:15 PM EST
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That made me laugh. They do look quite forlorn.
by Mnemosyne on Fri Sep 17th, 2010 at 07:43:29 PM EST
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Great selection fo photos, LEP. I'm sorry I couldn't be there.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 11:59:29 AM EST
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You were missed, In Wales.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 04:33:01 PM EST
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Thanks for posting these. It's nice to see who all was there, and some of Paris as a bonus.
by Mnemosyne on Fri Sep 17th, 2010 at 07:44:22 PM EST
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Did anyone get a photo of the glass I gave to Jerome ?

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 10:44:29 AM EST
I don't think I saw it.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 10:49:55 AM EST
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ah, well. It came from the Clacton-on-Sea beer festival. Just off shore and very visible from the seafront is one of the windfarms that Jerome was involved in financing.

So when I saw the logo (page down a bit) I thought it appropriate

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 12:26:14 PM EST
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Best I can do:

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Sep 17th, 2010 at 12:09:34 PM EST
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We had eleven for a very nice dinner at Chez Pradel.

From left to right:
GK, Bernard, afew, Helen, Sven Tiloquist, dvx and Ted Welch.*
*
and at the other table: Ted, someone, Fred, Xavier in Paris, GK and Bernard.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 10:48:06 AM EST
There were so many great people there, Jerome, Ted Welch, Bernard and all of you wonderful people, but for a history/military nerd like me, I probably had the most fun walking along the Isle de Cygnes talking with GK about things that happened even before I was born. :)

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 06:05:10 PM EST
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What did someone's hair do to Xavier's drink?

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Sep 17th, 2010 at 11:51:49 AM EST
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Len and Sven:

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Sep 17th, 2010 at 11:57:07 AM EST
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From a Paris café:

Detail of a solitary drinker staring into his absinthe.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Sep 17th, 2010 at 11:58:38 AM EST
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at La Cantalou in the 16th.

From left to right:
Ivonne (Mme. Geiser), starvid, someone, Curt, Jerome, afew, Helen, Geiser, Sven (hidden), dvx, gk, Ted, Bernard, Fred, and the chaperone of the group, yours truly.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 11:05:38 AM EST
A different view.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 11:07:23 AM EST
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Bottom left:

Mouna and Cyrille facing Ingrid (Jerome's wife) and a friend of the Cyrilles from Australia, Tyren (Sp?)

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 11:11:14 AM EST
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issue of Cyrille and Mouna.



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 11:12:56 AM EST
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Thanks for the pictures, Len.
It's Taryn.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi
by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 05:13:40 PM EST
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Swen talking to Geiser.

Jerome and afew:



Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 11:15:51 AM EST
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What is this "Geiser"? Old Faithful is in Yellowstone.

Being a geezer is bad enough, but being an eruption of effluent is unique, at least. I've been called a lot of things, but this is ----creative.


Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Thu Sep 16th, 2010 at 11:43:09 AM EST
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Sorry, I had a mental block, as we old "geezers" are won't to have. ;)

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Sep 16th, 2010 at 12:27:34 PM EST
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Remembrance of things past.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.
by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Fri Sep 17th, 2010 at 09:44:20 AM EST
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Well, "Geyser" suits you well...



"Ce qui vient au monde pour ne rien troubler ne mérite ni égards ni patience." René Char

by Melanchthon on Fri Sep 17th, 2010 at 12:33:39 PM EST
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No no - that's the LEP Geyser during his glory days as Le Pétomane de  Pierre Jaune.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Sep 17th, 2010 at 01:55:53 PM EST
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Just FYI, I usually don't have that strained facial expression, it's all the cameras fault. :P

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 06:00:33 PM EST
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the first is a couple of photots from our walk that didn't go very far.
l - r :  Starvid, Xavier, gk, afew (back view), dvx, fred, bernard

Proof that we actually made it.

And a few photos of the delights of a typical Parisian street market.

and finally, some typical ;-)) parking



keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 11:52:23 AM EST
Proof that we actually made it.

thats not real, it's leaning :)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 12:12:35 PM EST
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No, it was the photographer who was off kilter (and a bit drunk)

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 12:22:02 PM EST
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I didnt realise the Scottish contingent were there :)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 12:39:20 PM EST
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Sorry I didn't manage for saturday, but I'm very happy to have met a few of you people on friday night!

talk about talkative swedish-swiss people... ;-)

by Xavier in Paris on Wed Sep 15th, 2010 at 01:32:54 AM EST
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WHICH typical street market, if you remember?  It looks so wonderful, I'd like to find that very one if I can take my grandchildren to see Paris.

Many thanks!

Karen in Bischofswieson

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sun Sep 19th, 2010 at 03:27:02 PM EST
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My pix will have to come when I get back to hki. I'm on a smart phone in Aix-en-Provence and - I will admit - a newbie to smartass onlining (and jealous of Someone's iPad).
Btw my overall impression of the paris meet, augmented by a Lyon meet, is very positive. More when I have a bigger keyboard...

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 12:39:31 PM EST
Give 4's with thanks to LEP, Helen, et al.  It's good to see you all changing with time and even bits of Sven. (;

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Tue Sep 14th, 2010 at 05:41:18 PM EST

The last is of Jerome with his and Geiser's daughters.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!

by LEP on Wed Sep 15th, 2010 at 06:10:25 AM EST
wonderful portraiture, LEP.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Sep 15th, 2010 at 08:25:19 AM EST
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absolutely.

Tout est pour le mieux dans le meilleur des mondes.
by marco on Wed Sep 15th, 2010 at 09:28:39 AM EST
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I'd like to point out that all these close ups were taken after some Svennish technical instruction ;-)

(in return I got some instruction in unusual theatrical cinema distribution - thanks LEP! You're a rascal, but I love ya)

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Sep 16th, 2010 at 07:04:20 PM EST
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It was a great pleasure to meet you, Sven, after all these years. Here's hoping you can make this an annual tradition.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Fri Sep 17th, 2010 at 02:45:38 AM EST
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Enthusiastically seconded!
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Sep 17th, 2010 at 04:09:03 AM EST
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Thank you gentlemen! The honour was mine in meeting so many wonderful people.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Sep 17th, 2010 at 11:42:15 AM EST
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Good job!

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Thu Sep 16th, 2010 at 07:54:57 PM EST
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What a lovely group! The children are darlin', too. Thanks from the heart for the photos; those extraordinary people on that unique website are REAL.

Karen in Bischofswiesen

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sun Sep 19th, 2010 at 03:30:28 PM EST
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Thanks for the history. I was tempted more than once to leave the broadcast convention in Amsterdam...but "All 3DTV, All The Time"TM...how could I leave that? It's so, AlmostRealTM.

Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Wed Sep 15th, 2010 at 06:42:44 AM EST
I just let my colleagues go to IBC and went to ET; easy choice :-)
by Bernard on Wed Sep 15th, 2010 at 07:21:21 AM EST
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Indeed. After all, we're in 3D 2.

(... or is that, we're in 2D, 3?)

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt ät gmail dotcom) on Wed Sep 15th, 2010 at 07:27:09 AM EST
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Here's Geezer, BBQ-Meister, on Sunday evening:

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Sep 17th, 2010 at 09:41:32 AM EST
So there we were, a few days ago, the Man from Lyon and I, enjoying a stroll in the town to watch the annual Dance Parade which the good people of the Ville prepare for a year.

Louis the Fourteenth was waiting for us...

But thanks to a delicious brunchy kind of breakfast we got to the main square a little late.

But we caught a glimpse of strange harbingers of the evening to come.

Eurogreen meanwhile was charging his phone battery, so we didn't meet up with him and his bike until we got to the old town. Meanwhile my guide, host and bon ami waxed lyrically and very interestingly on the history of Lyon and silkworms and mulberry bushes.

Eurogreen caught up with us outside the church on the 'Hill that Prays' and we settled down for beers (yes Helen, I drank another beer) and Jameson chasers. Thus ensued a typical ET conversation that ranged over the gamay vine, the reasons why Parisians drink Beaujolais, the history of the Left since the Sixties, green issues, happiness, assembling earthmovers in Mauritania and...it all was making sense.

Then - suddenly....

Our narrow alleyway was filled with a spontaneous extra parade. The Man from L and Eurogreen can be seen at the end. Discussions continued late into the night in an old silk loom house, now a restaurant that doesn't let you choose what to eat. Wonderful food. I was stuffed. Then the penultimate tram back home.

(I'm sorting some of the pictures from Paris and Aix - later)

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Sep 17th, 2010 at 11:39:39 AM EST
looks wonderful

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Sep 21st, 2010 at 04:48:33 PM EST
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You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Sep 17th, 2010 at 12:32:30 PM EST
I'm off to Indiana.  Glad you all had a successful meet-up and I hope to be able to attend one day.

Steve

"I said, 'Wait a minute, Chester, You know I'm a peaceful man...'" Robbie Robertson

by NearlyNormal on Fri Sep 17th, 2010 at 03:06:52 PM EST
Hope that will happen too!
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Sep 17th, 2010 at 03:09:48 PM EST
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The CH seems to be leaving his i'm-not-jealous y behind. Enough to say how pleased to see such fine shots of such good comrades. Thank you all for taking and posting your pix.

Dare i ask, was the tradition of Caol Ila broken?

Rest assured, i haven't forgotten to plan a meet in Bremen, if i can get the lifeboat to shore. I've already a few decent ideas, though i fear we're not in Lyon's class.

methinks it will cost some money for the participants, assuming they have interest in chartering a bus, to go see some offshore wind type stuff. you know, concrete and steel type Kunst.

Perhaps we could get permission to tour the largest, oldest Wein Keller in Yurp, which resides under, well, i shouldn't say.

We could also walk around the Weserstadion, where the footballers play surrounded even on the north side with photovoltaics. (Don't ask me why, perhaps utilities still think renewables are more for marketing.)

Of course, those of you who would fly in would have to take a chance at the airport, what with it being ringed by wind turbines for a decade, and you know the havoc they reek on radars... though Bremen is a center of German aviation since planes could fly. You might even get a chance to see the airport museum to flight if your plane makes it through the windmills, or doesn't get hit by that giant military whale Airbus thing that manages to "touch" down every morning.

There's a hostel we could book, and a BnB tower on the Weser for the overlords.

Ah well, just thinking aloud. Back to the oars.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Fri Sep 17th, 2010 at 04:33:02 PM EST
Thanks for the pics...it was quite depressing being off work last week and constantly thinking about the fact that we 'should' have been in Paris that weekend.
Looks like a good time was had by all and the old haunts were revisited.
Ah well...maybe next year :)

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
by Sam on Tue Sep 21st, 2010 at 09:45:08 AM EST


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