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Day 8 - Monday - After the End of the End

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Now it’s seriously after the end. I don’t leave until Tuesday because it’s sooo much cheaper than leaving Sunday or Monday. Also after my travel fiasco of 2002 (See the 2002 Cannes Diary) I wanted a day to decompress and catch up before performing complex international travel operations. Got up and out, as ever by about 9:30, in time for the toy stores to open so I could get stuff for the kids. Almost bought a French speaking Buzz Lightyear. But since we already have about 4 of them that speak English, €38 was too much to spend for a gag that the kids probably wouldn’t even think was funny.
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Toy shopping
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Billboards coming down
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Accordion music sounds really French
That sorted, I was picked up by the esteemed Peter Ramsay, film impresario and international playboy, and his friend Louise for a day trip to St. Tropez. Traffic was a little bit of a slog on the coastal road, but the views were magnificent. We saw Pierre Cardin’s villa, which looks like a set from a SciFi movie, as well as many castles and fortresses. We finally had a nice lunch of mussels by the boats in St. Tropez.
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Peter and his friend Louise
in St. Tropez
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St. Tropez is so quaint and beautiful, it feels like a whole other country. It’s very posh, but it still has a real old Europe down-to-earth reality about it.
How to take pictures, by Mark W. Gray:
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"You're aiming too high! Tilt down..."
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"No no. The head room should be like this..."
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"Now come closer. You're too far away..."
"Here, noiw hold it just like that..."IMG_0367.JPG
"Excellent! Merci beaucoups."
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St. Tropez looks kind of like a studio backlot.
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