© 2007-2016

© 2007-2016
G@tto: On SALE in South Sardinia

July 30, 2008

A Good Foamy Coffee Anywhere !

Imagine you are here, in the middle of an african river...
and suddenly you need a coffe !
I mean you harshly want a coffee...

Now imagine - why not ? - that G@tto is sitting in the boat just behind you...
You can hear him rummaging in his backpack,
but you don't pay attention.

All of a sudden, the celestial, delicious, well known smell
you were dreaming about, caresses your nostrils
and G@tto lends you a regular espresso coffee !

Your espresso in 4 motions :
- put the pressure
- pour hot water
- charge coffe pod
- press power


And now, don't leave without saying something nice for G@tto's Birthday !

July 28, 2008

Lisbon Treaty : Who's Afraid of People Voice ?

Ireland asks France to organize new presidential elections !

... alas, this strong headline of the M'PEP (fr), a French political movement, is just a joke
to underline the absurdity of Sarkozy's request for a second Irish referendum in order
to ratify the Lisbon treaty... already massively rejected by France and Holland in 2005.

Sinn Fein eurodeputy Mary Lou McDonald pointed out that while speaking a lot about
democracy, European governments act as they were afraid of people voice.


- 13 Dec. 2007 : EU heads of state and government signed the Treaty of Lisbon.

- 20 Feb. 2008 : Parliament approved treaty with 525-115 majority.
- 12 June 2008 : Treaty of Lisbon rejected by popular vote in Ireland.
- 19-20 June 2008 : European Council discussed the aftermath of the Irish referendum.
The Irish Government's request for time to analyse the situation was accepted.
- Oct. 2008 : Ireland expected to make proposals at Council summit.

July 27, 2008

Second mission abroad...

Yes, but this time a driver was sent to pick me up for another coach session
in JewTown.

As a matter of fact the road journey was shorter than last year's flight and door to door,
so I didn't have to risk my life in
Orly's basement bowels like in 2007.

Now here I am, safe and back to my fief for a while - with a few JewTown postcards...

This odd structure on the right, called
la ruche (the hive), hosts
the Louis Aragon
métro and bus station and a car parking, at
the south end of
métro's line # 7 in Villejuif (JewTown for G@tto).

The Coptic church, on boulevard Maxime Gorki, alias
the Nationale 7 road.
Nice place, cute monks.

You can find in here the best espresso coffee in JewTown
- a very good one indeed, in rue Jean-Jaurès... for 1€20 !

Acapulco was a good and cosy mex restaurant but...
It's all over now (... baby blue), the place is for sale.

This one is still open and very pleasant in summer evenings,
but if I were you I shouldn't go farer than the entrées...

Just funny, a toilet booth to rent.


(she didn't see me).

July 26, 2008

Ladies and Gents, Le Mur Oberkampf !

By the californian artist Safari aka Chris Lux.

Click to read, (fr)

July 14, 2008

Our Planet is Talking...

The day before French people pacifically take over the Bastille...
... greenpeace assaulted the Eiffel tower :

"Since coming into power in May 2007, President Nicolas Sarkozy
has been aggressively promoting nuclear energy, and attempting
to sell French reactors at every turn.
His government has signed agreements on nuclear exports and
cooperation with nine Mediterranean and Middle East countries in
the last year".

greenpeace prend d'assaut la tour Eiffel
envoyé par gpfrance

"Nuclear energy undermines the solutions to climate change by diverting
urgently needed resources away from the true renewable and energy
efficiency solutions.
Energy [R]evolution blueprint shows that renewable energy, and greater
energy efficiency can deliver half of the world’s energy needs by 2050,
without nuclear power". (...)

Our Planet is Talking... are We Listening ?

The Storming of the Bastille

You won't believe it, but there is still someone asking for the Bastille...
meaning the original fortress...
In fact, it is still possible to see a part of the outlines of the famous fortress
on the west side of the Bastille place, marked with a special paving.

"Les guerres de la Révolution" - Camille Pelletan.

On July 12th Le Mur was assaulted by...

... an artist called SP 38 !

His work is to be seen there until July 26th...

... or you can visit
his website.

July 11, 2008

Bruni's 3rd CD on line...

Carla sings on line from July 9th until July 21st... listen.

... and read the news !

July 09, 2008

Panoramic View of a French Jewel

Versailles, the Mirrors Gallery...
(click on image)

(by Laurent Thion)

Jean Nouvel got the 2008 Pritzker Award

The purpose of the Pritzker Architecture Prize is to honor annually
a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of
those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced
consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built
environment through the art of architecture.

Jean Nouvel and La Défense, where the Tour Signal is going to be the symbol of the
regeneration of this Paris business district.
The project comprises 71 storeys, forming a mixed-use building which brings together
apartments, hotels, offices and retail premises in the lower section.
Info and images of the competition-winning design here...

The Arab World Institute
- 1987, Equerre d'Argent, Best French Building of the Year Award
- 1989, Aga Khan Prize

Quai de Branly, Musée des Arts Premiers (detail).

And this... this is Nouvel the designer...
how touching to think to coffee lovers !

Tea and coffe towers / 2003 (Alessi)
Coffee service in solid silver. The cup has a double-layer construction
for insulation, as does the coffee pot. A text can be discreetely read when
the cup is rested on the saucer : "Café, café, que j'aime ta couleur, café"
(Coffee, coffee, how I love your color, coffee).

July 02, 2008

Ingrid Betancourt Free !

French-Colombian Ingrid Betancourt was rescued today after more than 6 years of
captivity by colombian troops' operation in the jungle.

She landed at Catam military base this afternoon with Colombian defence minister
Juan Manuel Santos and other 14 hostages.
Her family gathered today at the Elysée
invited by French President.

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