Blogging ICHEP 2010

A collective forum about the 35th edition of
the International Conference on High Energy Physics (Paris, July 2010)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sunday impressions

Sunday was the day off between the parallel and plenary days. I used the free time to walk into Paris from my hotel in Suresne (a very nice way through the Bois de Boulogne) and through the city before spending the afternoon in the Louvre (which is of course way too big to explore even in a whole day, so I just took a look at some of the Oriental Antiquities, Dutch paintings and Italian paintings -- there is so much more beauty there than "La Gioconda" to whom everyone rushes without looking around them).

I was quite impressed by the diversity and level of the street music in Paris once again: at the Pont Neuf there was a man playing Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks ... on a steel drum! Not exactly an orthodox instrumentation, but listening I thought il bravo Sassone would have been delighted by the adaptation. And just a little further, in the Châtelet métro station, there was a string septet playing Mozart.

Now for Monday and the presidential speech.

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