Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Umbrella stand

I guess it's an umbrella stand located in the main entrance of the Ingres Museum at Montauban.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Rugby game

Last Saturday I was at Agen to attend to the Rugby game : Agen - Blagnac.

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Toulouse Airport

Thursday, at 5:50 am on the parking just in front of the Airport.
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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Harry Potter is arriving in France

This morning I was early at the airport at 5:50 am to take a plane to Paris (I know that is bad for the planet, but sometimes it's necessary, business is business).
I saw this display ad about the new book of Harry Potter - the French translation .
The book will be available in the all French bookstores at midnight today.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Let's save the planet !

From this summer, the local authority have decided to reduce speed on our ring road (?) from 110 km/h (~70 mph) to 90 km/h (~55 mph) for the cars and down to 80 km/h (~50 mph) for trucks.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Village Hall

The former Corn Exchange build in 1881 has been converted around 1970 in a Village Hall used for various activities, such as sports, club meetings, weddings, concerts, dances, bingos, etc ...

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Yearly yard sale #2 : our "shop"

As I said yesterday, it's an opportunity for us to empty our garage full of old "bibelots" (my dictionary gives me also knick-knack, is it correct ?), baby children old fashioned clothes, unread books unlisten CDs, toys, a Sake set, McDonald gadgets, blankets, old CRT, snow chain, and lots of others things ...

We were ready behind our stand from 7:30am (we were not the 1st one !) to 6:00pm.

We sold around 60 items for 180€ (250$), our best sale was a lot of 45 books for 32€ (45$).

This is part of our individual program "Reuse, Repair, Recycle".

The unsold items will be given to local association as Emmaüs which is very active in our area.

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Yearly yard sale

Today it was the yearly yard sale at Baziège.
Did you remember the picture here ? It is at same same place !

I'll give more information tomorrow about this day based on the rule of REUSE (refer also to the post of Julia).

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Jam Adrena & Camalot

Yesterday, we were visiting the exposition of paintings from one of our neighbor named Camalot in the gallery Palladion.
As it was the last day of the expo, an aperitif was organized and jazz band Jam Adrena was invited to play.

Listen to Jazz standards in the middle of good paintings was a great pleasure for us. We spent a really lovely time.
Thanks, guys!

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mushroom on a tree

Just 2 simple mushrooms fixed on a tree.

[UPDATE] Sorry, but yesterday blogger has removed the picture.
Mushrooms are back !

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wine tasting evening

Last Friday, with some colleagues, we've organized a wine tasting evening at the Brasserie La Chaumiere at Ramonville Saint Agne.

The picture above displays the 6 wines we tasted during this very didactic soirée.
Don't worry we had also something to eat. Mr Galinier, the host, have prepared a lot of small toasts with Ducjk Grattons, Foie Gras, Tapenade, Gambas, Chicken Tandoori, Chick of Pork with Orange Jam.
All these was really delicious and in tune with the wine.

We have tasted :

We started tasting at 8pm till 2am on Sunday.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007


This fanfare called "La Pagaille" (mess) supports "Les Bleus" before the lost semifinal against England just in front the Capitole (town hall of Toulouse).

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Lost Raincoat

I don't know how this raincoat has been hung on this stake.
There is a nightclub at left on the riverbank, perhaps it was difficult for some guys one night ...

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Torture Rack

I've found this Torture Rack in the hall of Black Prince in the basement of the Musée Ingres at Montauban.

I have been tagged by Bergson from Chateaubriant Daily Photo. ;-) to Bergson.

These are the rules :

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.

2. List eight (8) random facts about yourself.

3. Tag eight people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).

4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blogs

Here's 8 Random Facts about me:
  1. I like to cook
  2. I try to bike along the canal every week
  3. I plan another home exchange for 2008
  4. I like to take plane even if it's not good for earth
  5. My father misses me
  6. Daily City Photoblog is becoming a virus for me
  7. I wonder where will take place the Christmas diner !
  8. I hope my sister will succeed her baccalauréat (A-levels).
I'd like to tag :
  1. Fenix from Bostonscapes Daily Photo
  2. Northbayphoto from North Bay & Area Photos
  3. Michael Blamey from St Kilda Today
  4. Lynette from Portland (OR) Daily Photo
  5. Ann from Montego Bay Day by Day
  6. Chandlermom from Chandler Arizona Daily Photo
  7. Pusa from i heart manila
  8. Karlis Beinerts and Aigars Bruvelis from Riga Daily Photos
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After 3 days without Internet connection, I'm now able to publish.
I imagine what the feelings of French rugby player after the Crunch.
Perhaps, lonely.
English World champions will be champion forever !!!
Vive l'Angleterre !

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Tree roof

Allée Paul Marty where Baziegeois are used to play pétanque as often as possible (not today !!) is surround by 2 rows of big plane-trees. They have been pruned (?) to create a green vaulting.
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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

L'Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Jacques #2

The other side of the Hôtel-Dieu Saint Jacques from the Pont-Neuf.
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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

L'Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Jacques #1

During the festival "Le printemps de Septembre" in Toulouse, some famous buildings are illuminated.
This frontage is located in the courtyard of the Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Jacques which is the older hospital of Toulouse (now it's just administrative departments).

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Monday, October 08, 2007

The Holy Stone

In the church of Baziege, a Roman milestone aka the "Holy Stone" is preserved.
High of 167 cm (4,5 ft) , the number XV is engraved on it indicating the 15th roman mile from Toulouse.
Others letterings are related to emperors names and dates.

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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Draft beer for everyone !!!

Just after the game New Zealand - France, beer was flowing.
It is very easy to have a draft beer, just a glass and ...

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Saturday, October 06, 2007

Thursday, October 04, 2007


Along the Canal du Midi, a special grafitti : is it an apple or a mushroom or something else ... ?
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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Bleu Blanc Rouge

Near the stadium where France-Namibia was taken place, I met this charming girl with Bleu Blanc Rouge collars.

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Map of Canal du Midi Bicycle Path

There is a 40 km bicycle path along the Canal du Midi from Toulouse to the "Seuil de Naurouze".
In fact, this path extends after down the Mediterranean Sea but not with tar.
An interesting site (in French) describes the travel on this historic path.

(For your information, Baziège is not on the map because it is not directly on the canal. But it is just in front Ayguesvives on the other side of the canal).

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Monday, October 01, 2007

October Theme Day - Cemetery : Sainte Colombe churchyard

Around the chapel Sainte Colombe, there is a small cemetery with a few number of tombstones.
Other pictures of Sainte Colombe chapel here and here.

The following daily photo blogs are also participating in October’s theme day:

St. Louis (MO), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - New York City (NY), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Mainz, Germany - Hyde, UK - Arlington (VA), USA - Cape Town, South Africa - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Toulouse, France - Arradon, France - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - Joplin (MO), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Seattle (WA), USA - Baziège, France - Baltimore (MD), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Sequim (WA), USA - Stayton (OR), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Grenoble, France - Seoul, South Korea - Greenville (SC), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Nashville (TN), USA - Tenerife, Spain - Manila, Philippines - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Jacksonville (FL), USA - River Falls (WI), USA - Chateaubriant, France - Quincy (MA), USA - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Inverness (IL), usa - Lubbock (TX), USA - Phoenix (AZ), USA - Moscow, Russia - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Crepy-en-Valois, France - Minneapolis (MN), USA - New Orleans (LA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Toruń, Poland - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Christchurch, New Zealand - London, England - Paderborn, Germany - The Hague, Netherlands - Selma (AL), USA - Sunderland, UK - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Stavanger, Norway - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - Weston (FL), USA - Portland (OR), USA - Forks (WA), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Boston (MA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Wellington, New Zealand - Montpellier, France - Jackson (MS), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Petaling Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Evry, France - Saarbrücken, Germany - New York City (NY), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - North Bay (ON), Canada - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Cypress (TX), USA - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Paris, France - San Diego (CA), USA - Wichita (Ks), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Prague, Czech Republic

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