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Waiting for the plane at Zürich-Klöten Airport. My favourite table at the Sea Food Restaurant while reading the latest Posterous posts from Garr Reynolds or Nancy Duarte, or viewing a TED conference. One of the pleasures of the trip !   Menu tonight is Tuna Carpaccio with Balik Beer (from brewery Locher in Appenzell, Switzerland). Yumm!

In Paris, the Champs-Elysées have been converted into a giant field/garden for two days. More pictures on my Railway Blog (in French).

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A very rare occurence: Freddy Mercury’s statue without any admirers around. Time is one o’clock p.m.. Salagnon Island is in the background. The show is going on…

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A misty sunset on the Salagnon Island, near Montreux on the Leman Lake, not very far from a Monet painting. 

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On the Highway 395, between Los-Angeles and Bishop, CA. August 4th, 2009.

“Terror in the rear view mirror” . A tribute to the famous 1971 thriller by a young and promising Director named Steven Spielberg.

Photo (c) 2009 by Frederic Delaitre.

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Went over Bixby Bridge on the Highway 1. Impressive…

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Return to Monterey on my Railway Blog, former fish canneries on Cannery Row may provide some ideas for industrial buildings on a model railway layout. http://www.fdelaitre.org/wp2/2009/07/monterey/

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Champigny-en-Beauce: a journey through the century retraces the evolution of a small town of center France in old postcards and modern pictures. A special mention to its unique “Cité Agricole” (Agricultural City), a kind of rural phalanstery designed and funded by local philantropist François-Philibert Dessaignes. http://www.fdelaitre.com/Champigny_LTDS.htm.

Testing Flip mini-video camera for the Bastille Day ’09 Air Paradeon the 75th anniversary of the French Air Force. Taken at PorteMaillot, Paris, looking toward La Défense.

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