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December 20, 2004

An idea for Nice (and Athens) taxis?

The number of times Southern French cabbies have tried to scam myself and colleagues is criminally high. Generally, if you are taking a cab from Nice Airport to either the city centre or westbound toward Antibes/Sophia Antipolis and if your accent is detectable when stuttering your destination in tourist-French, rest assured the driver will try his best to scam you [...] MORE...


September 06, 2004

Last minute tickets? Travelocity.fr is not the answer...

Lessons learned: DO NOT SHOP online with websites that are not fully automated (Travelocity falls in this category, and the friendly old man advertising for them leaves this out in his sales-talk).[...] MORE...


August 31, 2004

The French La´citÚ is being held hostage

In the news: France refuses to remove their ban on conspicuous religious symbols in schools despite demands from Islamist extremists holding two French hostages in Iraq. The French idea of 'la´citÚ' is a fundament of the modern democratic republic of France: [...] MORE...


September 04, 2003

Sun setting over Old Nice

As the Sun was setting over old Nice, I took this shot between some of the old buildings. MORE...


The Girl from Veules Les Roses

This girl's eyes hide a secret... MORE...


August 29, 2003

Cloudy afternoon in Juan les Pins

(Photo) As the sun was setting over Juan les Pins this afternoon, the clouds were all leading us toward the west... MORE...


August 28, 2003

Beach break

Some means of transportation parked along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France. MORE...


August 27, 2003

An evening at Promenade des Anglais, Nice

The Promenade des Anglais in Nice is a hub of sports and activities all day and all night... Some funky night shots of stunt-rollerbladers MORE...


August 26, 2003

A French roundabout by night

A couple of ~0.5 sec exposures of night traffic in a roundabout in France (and a WARNING for other photographers shooting in France!)... MORE...


August 25, 2003

The White Cat (and a Canon 10D resolution sample)

Some readers asked for a demonstration of / samples of the high resolution cababilities of the Canon 10D. Here is a full resolution sample of detail of the fur and the left eye of a cat. MORE...


St Pierre Church, Chartres

Reflected sunlight, coloured by the stained glass windows of the St. Pierre Church in Chartres, France. MORE...


So far, in France

I've spent more than a week entirely offline and have enjoyed it immensely. Both my mobile phones have been turned off, as well as keeping the laptop shut at the bottom of my bag has made me well relaxed. I've had a good play with the new camera and will upload some photos the next days... MORE...


August 06, 2003

Grimaldi Forum, Monaco

Photo from Grimaldi Forum, Monaco. MORE...


August 05, 2003

French dogs: Good versus Evil!

Dog loos and evil dog warnings; traces of French dogs seen in the weekend... (photos) MORE...


July 14, 2003

Happy 14th July, France!

Today, July 14th, is Bastille Day in France; celebrating the end of the monarchy in France and the beginning of the First Republic, during the French Revolution in 1789. MORE...


June 30, 2003

The TVBrick Revolution

Imagine you could buy a cheap set-top box that would instantly convert any TV signal to a streaming video transmission. Imagine your mate overseas ''beaming'' any TV channel you miss from home and that's unavailable via satellite. Imagine the ''Napster'' of TV Broadcasting. The future is here! MORE...


June 01, 2003

BA349 31May03

Some views from British Airways flight# 349 (Nice-London) May 31st 2003 MORE...


May 18, 2003

Tipping in France

Tipping in France is not compulsory but recommended. Relying on American tourists' notorious uncertainty when it comes to tipping percentage, some enterprising restauranteurs dodge the rule: While including the compulsory French ''Sce compris'' on the bill (== tips already included), they also added: ''TIPS NO INCLUDED'' in English, hinting to foreigners that a solid 10+% additional tip is expected. How cheeky is that? (see full post for pictures & background) MORE...


Snapshots: Cannes Film Festival 2003

As promised, here are some snaps from this weekend in Cannes... MORE...