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CollardGreens says:

oops !

Sometimes "oops" is what you say when you make a mistake - other times it is when you make a discovery - today "oops" means " CalibrationIntact "
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Professional vagabond - My job takes me all over Europe, Africa, Middle East, Scandinavia and Russia - some nice places, some not so nice - all interesting. Thanks for stopping by.
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Natacha.troiscafes says:

hihihi... It doesn't happen anymore, be safe ! ;o)
very nice shot, makes me think of a cosy desk at home, with a giant library behind, a very cosy couch, a chimney in a corner, ... mmmmmh

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Romain S. Donadio is a group administrator Romain S. Donadio says:

Where is that place, I've never heard about it before.
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CollardGreens says:

It is just 200 meters from where I live on same street.
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RobW_ says:

Nice to catch up again with the toughts and philosophies of CG. I loved the blurred cyclists - but if you were one of them, everything would be crystal-clear, you are totally focussed on the wheel of the guy in front of you, and looking out for trouble - it is like time standing still. It occurs to me that Collard Greens might be similar to what the Greekas call "Xorta" (Chorta); wild weeds like dandelions and others that they gather from the hillsides and meadows and boil up. Supposedly very healthy, but in times of famine, people have survived on it. Finally, I am totally in favour of your comfy-looking gents hairdresser with a whisky chaser.
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Gypsy Flores Photography says:

Collards are a Brassica (Brassica Oleracea) the same family as turnips, kale, etc., dandelions are in Asteracea which is the same family as daisies.

I love the decor of the haircutting salon (barbershop?). It looks very intimate, comfortable and relaxing. Beautiful color combination of orange and blue and great lighting. How very french.

( A Gypsy Outdoors)
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dda1605 says:

Chemises sur mesures....and a "coiffeur club". What a luxury.
By the way there is no "coiffeur" anymore. It is all about Hair designer.....
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lramiro520 says:

I don't blame you for not wanting to get a shave there...to me it always looks so classy, but in my opinion, you need to really, really, really be able to trust someone if they're going to put a razor against your throat!

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CollardGreens says:

I defer to La M for details of origins of plants...she is the expert here. You would love the treatment at the gents stylist (rather...designer!)

The salon is really unique - I have never seen another like it - to be sure the discussions there are very french !

Luxe...one takes it when one can and where one can...I do enjoy a few moments there every month !

Oh yeah...probably never sit still for that !!

Thanks to all for taking time to visit and comment !
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Acceptable_Unacceptable
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Acceptable / Unacceptable

I have been capturing people sitting at a certain table in the cafe below where I live. This visiting couple was my capture of the day...but with a twist - they are also the subject of my post.

Acceptable behavior / Unacceptable behavior...one would intuitively think that it is a clear cut case of black and white when it come to how to behave. Not true. For example in today's photo (and in french culture) you see a young man with his feet in a chair...UNACCEPTABLE !! You see in Paris animal life (dogs) enjoy a certain liberty about where to do their more unsavory business. It is quite possible that you might have trod in something. SO ! you DO NOT put your feet in chairs at the cafe - UNACCEPTABLE !

The lady is (you can't see it by the photo) quite pregnant... in fact I would expect parenthood will be upon them in a matter of days. IF she had her feet in the same chair...ACCEPTABLE...she might have swollen feet and this action would be seen as completely ok. One might argue that the gentleman is also with swollen feet - no, not the case.

So we have a situation where 2 nearly identical behaviors would have 2 opposite degrees of social acceptance. No soapbox here today - just an observation. Enjoy.
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Gypsy Flores Photography says:

Great lesson in cultural differences. In U.S. one hardly ever thinks about feet up on chairs.
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CollardGreens says:

Yes indeed La M, we see it here all the time. A tourist is very tired from walking sits for a drink and put their feet in a chair. Really a "no-no"...pass the word !
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CollardGreens says:

Picnic in the grass

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Picnic in the grass

Nothing special occured today...only a picnic in the park, followed by a siesta...then this young musician sang us to sleep in the shade of a tree on a very warm parisian sunday afternoon...well maybe a little special. ZZZZzzzzzzzz.....
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Gypsy Flores Photography says:

I would never consider doing that even in a public place in U.S., much less in Europe.

Now, lying on the grass in a park in Paris being serenaded to sleep--that is a whole other story. (She sighs.)
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CollardGreens says:

The nap was splendid !!
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dda1605 says:

Fais de beaux reves.......
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ebilflindas says:

My thoughts exactly, La M!
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lramiro520 says:

Splendid picinic photo. I love falling asleep in the grass. But at the moment, I must wait for the snow to melt first.

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CollardGreens says:

Thanks for the picnic siesta wishes !

Just for the record...concerning feet in chairs...I commented that tourists do this - when indeed there are some locals who do it too. I find it disrespectful and as often as not will comment directly to the offender (politely of course). Most correct the situation by putting feet back on the ground.
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eelend says:

i liked that "haircut + whiskey" plan
it should be something like that here :)

i may suppose you get your hair cut often?
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ebilflindas says:

Whiskey + haircut might be a good backstory to me and my son's current state! (well, no whiskey for him--he's an angry drunk! :-D)
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ParaScubaSailor says:

Agree with the Acceptable/unacceptable diatribe above. I always get upset when I see kids at the back of the bus put their feet on the seat facing them... Does that mean I'm becoming an old fart?

Quite by coincidence, (or maybe not, actually, surely not) one of my pics for this week-end also has siesta as a theme (not posted yet, I'll get around to it later tonight).
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CollardGreens says:

Important as it is to be well groomed...it is equally important to "feel" well groomed at the conclusion...I usually do !


Glad you agree...becoming an old fart is part of the game...siestas - It is our birthright to have a nap from time to time !
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Romain S. Donadio is a group administrator Romain S. Donadio says:

The last time I told someone to take off is shoes from the seat in front of him in the RER, he become so upset, rude and menacing (he took out a knife) toward me that I had to beat him until his nose bleed. I was young and pissed. Anyway, since then, I'm not saying anything anymore when I see that happening. Although, I'm boiling inside.
I mean I'm not against people resting their feet on seats, I do it occasionnally but usually I take off my shoes first or protect the seat with a newspaper.

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CollardGreens says:

True - I do pick and choose...good point. I agree, it is not about the resting of feet it is about HOW you rest the feet...newspapers and removal of shoes is common in the TGV etc. What I was on about was in the cafes where you really don't want to sit in what they have been walking in...if you know what I mean...

going right now to see if you have posted anything new ->
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CollardGreens says:

A little color
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A little color...

I bought some color for the balcony on saturday and it has taken me until today to do something about planting them. Oh I kept them watered well - just not in the ground. Took a few frames of them as well...but it wasn't until a few hours after putting them in clean, good soil that they finally perked up and became happy.

I think they will enjoy the balcony with it's special view of life...I know I do. So tonight I give you A little color...hope you like it.
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barb howe says:

I love it! (of course!) what are they called? also really like the grass photo. "leaping greenly spirits of trees" (e.e. cummings)

--barb (aka luckywhitegirl)
DPD: la vista desde aca
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Gypsy Flores Photography says:

Lovely shot. Your balcony sounds like it is better than going to the movies.
( A Gypsy Outdoors)
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CollardGreens says:

If french the name is (and I will spell it wrong!) campagnile...it means country flower. I do not know what the name is in english - perhaps La M could help us here. I had heard that greenly quote before and liked it...I'll go find it in full now ! Thanks.

Whenever we have guests - from wherever - the window is where everyone migrates. It really is a cinema on the streets. We've been in this apartment 5 years and it never gets old ! Pop some popcorn and pull up a chair...
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eelend says:

i'll wait for tonight's colour, but i like this very much
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CollardGreens says:

Press
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Press...

From time to time we all probably feel a little pressed...for time, for family, for job - you name it. The pressure / stress of the moment can be a beast. In today's world the items on the list are limitless. Deadlines to meet, clients to please, family to care for, shopping - you name it. I have been trying to get control of this pressure thing...to realize that most pressures are self induced - meaning that I bring the pressure on myself.

Some pressure / stress is a good thing...too much and the fun stops. I try now to imagine the apparatus in the photo when I am in a stressful situation...I just unclamp the pressure by counter-closkwise turning the handle...I make a mental image of the problem / situation...and release pressure until it feels right.

This photo is of a "napkin press". It's job is to make folded napkins flat and presentable at the table. We use it to press flowers and leaves for collecting...it works well. Too much pressure and all the detail from the flower is lost - not enough and they don't dry flat. You need just the right pressure for success.
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Romain S. Donadio is a group administrator Romain S. Donadio says:

About the flower, it is spell "Campanule" and called "Bell flower" in english. Which make sense as a "Campanile" in french is actually a "Bell-tower" in English.

BTW, thanks for moving my thread up to top place. :-)

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sunshinecity says:

Wow, just quickly passing through... I'll be back some time soon, to read all the posts, though.
Loving your sunny shots! Interesting post about the two different opposing behaviours..
Love the flowers and picnic shot!

sunshinecity
~ a picture, a story
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eelend says:

mmmm that's true
not talking only about pression, but everything
we use to say "más vale un poco de algo que mucho de nada", which means –more or less– "better a bit of something than a lot of nothing"
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CollardGreens says:

Thanks for clearing that up...impressive !

Always a pleasure to have you stop in - I keep an eye on your diary...sort of like standing in the back of the room listening !

Right you are...thanks for visit !
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CollardGreens says:

ElectionTime
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ElectionTime

Election time: campaign promises, campaign handouts, campaign interviews, campaign polls...the whole thing comes down to asking you, the voter, to sound your electoral voice. Who will be the next president ? Who will represent you in the coming years to all the world ? You who have the vote should. Full stop.

I've always liked this building at sunset.

This time of year the golden colors of the sun change to that darkest of blue later and later in the evening. Pretty soon it will be this light at 22:00 and not fully dark till midnight. The whole of paris comes out to play and picnic. Melons with parma ham, a cool rosé, an assortment of regional meats served cool with mustard, a terrine, bread and there you have it...oh and ice cream, REAL - creamy ice.

Break out the lawn blankets and come outside !
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Dragonhide says:

Oh wow, nice to meet you... I think I'm going to like your diary.

I remember watching a special on PBS about hobos, and being CONVINCED that I am going to grow up to be a professional hobo.

So I went to my parents and proudly announced I am going to grow up to be a hobo and jump trains for the rest of my life.

Oh boy, the big plans I made when I was 7 years old.... my parents weren't too fond of my plans to say the least...

Not that you're a hobo or anything, but you did say Vagabond, and that reminded me of this story. :-)

Cheers!
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CollardGreens says:

Vagabond is just a professional hobo ! Welcome - hope you find things here entertaining with a pinch of abstract.
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ParaScubaSailor says:

We'll have to have a disertation on vagabondage, hoboes and related things...

Mobility is the key to freedom, I think.

One of the sayings I like very very much is "Happy to stay, but ready to go..."
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CollardGreens says:

VAGABONDAGE ! Indeed ! I will give that some thought as I pack for the next outing...they have been too few these last weeks and I want to change that. Yes - I can see a line of travel wear "Vagabondage - for when you just want to GO !"
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eelend says:

Vagabondage... that sounds good
we could make a "vagabondage tour" and write it down to our diaries
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CollardGreens says:

Balcon
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Balcon

Many of the photos I have posted to the diary have been captured from our apartment window. This is a favorite spot for me to observe the comings and goings of the neighborhood. Recently replanting the window boxes makes the experience more enjoyable. The geraniums in the background made it through the winter relatively untouched and they are coming back to life with the warmer temps. Nothing too special about today's post - just one of the places where I recharge myself.

My first efforts today were of the suitcases and bags that make up my collection of Vagabondage . None of them were satisfactory but there is still hope. I really like the concept of vagabondage - I'll take this to heart in the coming days and weeks as we all start to plan / take holiday time. Look for it !
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laheringer says:

Love the colors.
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ebilflindas says:

I love the opposing ideas put together in the one word--one who is bound to keep moving as s/he pleases. There is freedom in bondage... o.O
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ParaScubaSailor says:

Bound to travel. Now that you've planted the idea in my mind...
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dda1605 says:

Almost a patriotic Balcon (Bleu Blanc Rouge), pour les elections......
Great picture for a great balcon.
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CollardGreens says:

Thank you - pleasure to have you visit.

Ok here we go - I propose a week of photos related to the subject of Vagabondage . Look for my first entry starting on photo from 20AVR07 !

Oh yeah - sunday is round 1 of the elections - should be interesting weekend ! Great posts on your dairy by the way - I recommend anyone to go and have a look !
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ebilflindas says:

OK, but you must travel in leather, choke chain, and ball gag.
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CollardGreens says:

Vagabondage 59
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Vagabond 59

This will be the first in a week of Vagabondage !

So you want to be a vagabond do you? Well - it is not too hard and the rewards are really worth the effort. Being just an ordinary vagabond is one thing - you will surely enjoy the ride....but being a Professional Vagabond is something altogether different. There are different pressures, drives and primary interests.

One of you posted to me (too lazy to go back and confirm) that travelling was not in the getting there but in the going. I do agree.

Today we will explore the detail of timing ! Time is either your friend or your frustration in the vagabond pro world. Here we see a photo taken at the last possible second for today's entry. Do not make the mistake of waiting until the last minute - it will be a downfall. Make sure you have plenty of time when moving from place to place...and if you know someone who has been there before (especially if you have not), consult them for pitfalls in the voyage (lesson on a later date).

Today's lesson: Be on Time !


EDIT: The 6:10 at the bottom of the radio controlled clock is a time of alarm - not the date
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Vagabondage 00
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Vagabond Pro

Second in a week of Vagabondage !

The professional vagabond has a healthy respect for preparation. He/she has lived through a rite of passage from amature to professional. How many days for the trip, climate, time zones, activities and how many gadgets will you need...all these contribute to the load that you will carry.

Personally, the maximum number of days worth of clothes is 4. I carry only 4 days worth of clothes - you can get them cleaned (or wear them again if you air things well) wherever you are...everywhere has the capability of cleaning clothes and getting them back to you n time (in theory...practice sometimes has it's limits - another lesson).

So start early, minimize on the amount you carry - and remember...a professional vagabond never travels with more luggage than he/she can carry up a flight of stairs in one trip.

Today's lesson: Think about what you will have to carry up the stairs !
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charmante (via kindle) says:

Excellent advice on travel; I'll remember it on my next trip!
Yes, it's the stairs that are the killers... I've also learned the fine art of hand washing, which sometimes is necessary. One can bring soap flakes (less heavy) instead of liquid--or just use a bit of shampoo... :~>

I love the concept of under and over "the wire" in these shots!
Bon(s) vagabondage(s)!!!
charmante's New York City 2007
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CollardGreens says:

Merci Charmante !
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Holding Back the Water
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Holding Back the Water

When you traverse the interior of a continent via water canal, it is necessary to change water levels to match the rising / falling land altitude. A canal lock makes this happen. If you get the chance to watch one in action it is a nice bit of engineering. For the most part there is no pumping of water in or out...the design uses the different levels to its advantage. Maybe a little difficult to describe but once you see it in action the lights go on. Whoever thought this through for the first time and built a working model - to him/her my admiration.

A sunday stroll / photoshoot with members of the Paris Photo Meetup group. Go have a look - lots of fun. We walked along the Canal Saint Martin in the 10th. Absolutely perfect weather and just the right pace. Good stuff !

(NB: I gave Vagabondage the day off...)
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eelend says:

i can't wait to read more of your vagabondage experience :)


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VagabondageGifts
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VagabondageGifts

OK eelend...here we go!

As a professional vagabond you are away from home for sometimes long periods of time, and as often having to leave the ones you care about behind. You would of course prefer the companionship but duty calls. The rigors of travel are hard and leaving folks behind is harder yet.

One way to offset the hardships of separation is to bring home gifts !! Little ones, big ones, cheap ones or even precious ones...the item doesn't matter. The fact that you thought about the ones at home and took the time to pick up a little something is what is appreciated.

If you don't have someone to bring home a gift to...bring one home to yourself ! You deserve it !!

Today's lesson: Tote a little something for the ones who welcome you home !
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RobW_ says:

I can't believe I've been away from your diary so long! Where do the days go? I liked the top-down view of the cafe on April 14, with its attendant morality, the picnic in the grass was splendid (my unerring eye spotted the empty wine bottles next to the sleeping folk), loved your balcony colour, and the dome with French flag against a clear sky is a pleasing composition, and epitomises France. I too will follow your sage vagabondage advice.
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eelend says:

:)
a gift is always welcome
it doesn't matter if it's big or small

i'm starting to think of going away for a while... what do you think?

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Gypsy Flores Photography says:

Hallellujah I'm a bum.

The quote was me: it is not the gettin' , it is the goin'

Speaking from one who spent their early years hitch-hiking around the U.S.A., Canada, and Europe I can give advice on how to travel light. I strap a backpack to my back, and these days carry a day pack in front with my camera and other immediately needed things--having gear strapped to you is truly "vagabondage." :D

I just bought my ticket for Corsica. I leave California Sept. 11 and return Oct. 11.

Hooray.

I have bonded to Corsica and I spend much time "auto-stopping" around the island, visiting friends, listening to live music and mostly just being.

( A Gypsy Outdoors)
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lramiro520 says:

Oh how I love your life lessons! :)
Just stopping by for a quick hello!

Hello!

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CollardGreens says:

I would expect that you have some vagabondage advice stored up as well - welcome !

My advice: Nothing rounds out an education like travel...go !

If we added a feminine suffix to it - you would be a vagabondeure ! I must admit that most of my baggage these days has wheels - (exception camera bag)! Sac a dos wrinkle the suit... Beautiful time of the year to be in med. welcome.

Thanks for your visit and hello in return!
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Romain S. Donadio is a group administrator Romain S. Donadio says:

"Vagabond" is what you are and what I whish to be.
"Vagabonde" is what she is.
"Vagabonder" is what we do.
What we do is call "Vagabondage"
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CollardGreens says:

OK ! La langue de "vagabondage" est spécifique! Merci !
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TurnOutTheLights
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Vagabondage Turn out the lights

It is important that you check to be sure all unnecessary electrical appliances are switched off or unplugged. The old story about an iron or toaster becoming a critical problem is removed if you take an extra minute and look one last time.

We are living in a time when energy use is at an all time high. Besides reducing risk of problems, turning off the appliances / lights saves the whole world if only just a little bit. I can assure you I have returned from more than one trip to discover I had forgotten to turn something off...unplug the DVD, Computer, router etc. These things do not use much electricity but they do use some...

Today's lesson: Make sure the lights are off !
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LunchTimeForU
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Vagabondage Tranquility

The hustle and bustle of vagaondage pro often has you in a hotel or business meeting causing you to lose out on the time that you would normally spend on yourself. It is important to keep the stresses of your journey under control. One of the best ways to do this it to find a relaxing spot with a view and do that...relax and look.

I find myself constantly in the situation where we are pushed for time. So I try to take any moment that is offered and take a mental (if not physical) photo of the scene. Even if it is just 30 seconds - it is important.

Here we see a scene that I like to attend as often as allowed. This is a small island in the Seine where several restaurants have been built. It is within 5 minutes walk from my desk. I don't normally eat there as I prefer to look across the water at them while resting on a park bench. For me this decompresses whatever...

Today's lesson: Relax and Look !
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Gypsy Flores Photography says:

Love to be on that little green boat and just float around that scene.
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CollardGreens says:

Thanks ! It is lovely. I love to take lunch here !
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Romain S. Donadio is a group administrator Romain S. Donadio says:

Where's that lunch place?

About unplugging electrical appliance before leaving. This remind me that few years ago, before leaving for a quite long trip, I did the very clever thing of switching off the main power switch just before leaving totally forgetting about the fridge. Off course the ice in the freezer (that has never been unfrozen for many years and has tons of ice it) melted and liters of water poured onto the floor. Water which eventually seep into the floor totally messing up my neighbor's kitchen ceiling. And then the food in it started to rot and the smell was so bad (there was frozen meat in the freezer) it started to spread throughout the building. Some people called the police as they thought someone had died in the apartment. The firemen had to break into the apartment because I had the lock change recently and forgot to give a copy of the new key to my "concierge".
I got back home 5 weeks after I left to find an axed door , an extremely unhappy neighbor, a science project going on in the kitchen and a notification from the police asking to go to the station to collect my fine.
Reality check!

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CollardGreens says:

Rueil-Malmaison...

Oh yeah - the fine print says that you must remember to leave ON the important things like food life support !! But it does give you a story to tell at the next story telling contest >>>
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eelend says:

relax and look, that's a good advice
one of my friends uses to say that he doesn't take photos of the places he visits because he's too busy looking at what's around him :)
i find that beautiful

yes, i need to go somewhere
i need to relax and forget this job

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CollardGreens says:

Whenever we have guests from abroad visiting, they mostly want to visit all the main attractions in Paris...and in 3 days too ! We try to slow them a bit by spending a long afternoon over a cafe table - just watching life go on. Quite often we hear that it was the highlight of the trip...yes - stop, relax and look - good stuff !
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ParaScubaSailor says:

I come back from a four days trip, and a three days outing of my Internet connection on top of that (mouse problem, I'll give details on my diary) to discover you would have taught me how to do it properly ;-)
I knew I should have taken a picture of the stuff I took along for a 4 days trip. My excuse was that the volume doesn't vary: I would have taken the same stuff to go on my multi-year sailing adventure, the only thing I left at home was the diving gear. No point in wearing a wetsuit and DV on a plateau at 1800m altitude, with no water in sight ;-)
I do agree with the 4 days clothing rule, mostly for business trips. On leisure trips, less is better. I take one t-shirt and one pair of shorts to go hiking. They can be washed in the evening, drip dry during the night, and they finish drying in use the next day.

Relax and look is definitely a golden rule. It's important to be able to rush and be efficient to bunch up certain activities so that a stretch of "free" time can be allocated to "relax and look".

You keep giving us good stuff, Ted. Thank you.
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BellaGaia says:

just stopping by to admire the view and hear a few good stories..... photogrin's fridge story ..... :::::shudders:::::; yuck
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dda1605 says:

Love the "vagabondage gifts" theory, I almost created this rule.....

(Didier 2007 )
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ebilflindas says:

Just stopping by, with a portly silhouetted profile, and a "Good eeevening..."
Wish I could truly put the Vagabond's Handbook to use...
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lramiro520 says:

What a spectacular view! I think it's so important to have those special places where one can take a mental break--either by physically visiting that place or by admiring from afar.

Except that if I had a view like the one that you have, I don't think I'd get anything done! I'd be on the little green boat with La Maq!

The Other Side Of The Fence
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CollardGreens says:

I absolutely agree with you on the packing issue. I was at the airport this morning...I am constantly amazed at the amount of clothes and size of the suitcases that come off the plane. I too take minimums - except in the gadget category !! Welcome back - I look forward to reading the adventure.

Hello and welcome...you would have to know photogrin to REALLY appreciate the story...he is quite a character - you would like him!

It is me who should be consulting you...this year you definetly have the record !! Welcome.

Da den de de de de dun de dun...(hard to write a melody...but it is the opening bars from A.H. - and thank your for the profile !! You are really doing the right things with your son...your time to travel will come...more important what you are doing now.. Welcome and thanks for the contact!

The view is really lures you to stop and stare. There would be lots of room in the boat...its not so little...look just off the port bow...those two little dots are people ! I wallow in the time that I have to relax and look...welcome here.
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CollardGreens says:

Presse
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Presse

I will apologize in advance for this...but not too much ! I keep a point and shoot in the door panel of my car just for this type of thing...

The poster is on the wall of a kiosk - where newspapers and magazines are sold...it is generically named "Presse" ....well you get it.. the irony is evident.

Sorry but I just could not pass it up !
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eelend says:

hahahaahaha
that's good
don't apologize, it's funny
(vagabonds don't apologize for looking at these posters, do they?)
:)


eelend's 2007
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Dragonhide says:

hehehe presse
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ebilflindas says:

J'adore les double entendres!
Did you mean to shoot it as if you were surreptitiously taking a peek?
;-)
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CollardGreens says:

You are very right on two points...it is funny and vagabonds do not apologize for looking ! There are regions of the world where I travel that are sensitive to this kind of publicity and it is that sensitivity I would not like to offend. That is the difference between a vagabond and a professional vagabond ;-)

Gently...

Actually the kiosk is on a small corner with a stoplight and I rushed the shot as the light was green and people were honking ...parisians and green lights are not patient ! No wait - you are right it was a peeper shot !
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dda1605 says:

J'espere que c'est la "presse" quotidienne....:)
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Jissy says:

ha ha ha that's hilarious! and proof that sex sells! ;-)

Everyday with Jissy
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CollardGreens says:

Livré quotidiennement! Est-ce que tu voulez s'abonner?

Yes indeed sex sells...thanks for coming by - new icon I see, nice!
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CollardGreens says:

Appreciation
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Appreciation

Life Long for Long Life...
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CollardGreens says:

FlyAway
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FlyAway

Away on a puff of air - these seeds will float off and generate new plants that will in turn create seeds that float away to generate new plants...all the while evolving.

This is my hope. Ideas and lessons learned when passed along will generate more ideas and learn more lessons...passing them along to the next....
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dda1605 says:

love the story behind the pic. of the 27th. Great street shot
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*sweet coffee* says:

Hey, CollardGreens
Saw your comment on sunshine´s city photostream and you´re absolutely right. There has to something in the EU light! Great shot of the dandelion.
*sweet coffee* Candy for the eye
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sunshinecity says:

Wow, how beautiful! Great skies illuminate alike huh??

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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eelend says:

this last shot is so beautiful
but i really like the one of april the 27th
it made me smile

(i've been thinking... don't you think taking photographs is kind of being a vagabond? you look at the others and make them part of your world, but they don't see you)


eelend's 2007
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barb howe says:

haha... yeah I like the april 27th photo too. nice how the colors draw your eye right to the people.

--barb (aka luckywhitegirl)
DPD: la vista desde aca
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CollardGreens says:

The gentleman in the white cap is a friend and I told him he was caught. He responded "I hope you catch me more often !!"

Thank you ladies for the visit and your comments.

Yes - sometimes I wish I could be very small - A fly on the wall - so I could take candid shots in public places !
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Gypsy Flores Photography says:

It isn't sex that sells so much as the exploitation of the bodies of women and how women are supposed to look a certain way to be "sexy". With this we create even young girls who have become obsessessed with their looks and their weight.

The use of such images are very powerful and seductive.
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CollardGreens says:

First - I do hope I did not leave the impression that my "press" post was anything other than visual humor...certainly "Benny Hill" / "Laugh-In" influenced.

You are quite right here ...the media, commercial marketing and the impact that publicity has on us is incredible indeed. We want to associate ourselves with the images...

Just abstract thought: During Ruben's time it was seen as status to have a little heft. Most of the population was slim and trim as a result of hard labor and meager diet. Today in certain african cultures, a large woman will draw the male comment ..."owh - she is expensive!"...reflecting the cost of living.

Thanks for raising thought.
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charmante (via kindle) says:

I love this dandelion shot! Great composition; you really captured the 'moment'!
I'm with LaMaquisarde against the exploitation of women's bodies (re: photo of "La Presse"). I just think men sometimes forget that we women are seeing these images, too, and that it hurts us to see other women exploited...
As ever, the battle of the sexes!
Oh, before I forget, I love the 12 April, "Do They Dance at Night?" Like a contemporary shot by my old fave Eugène Atget. Also the "Barber Shop" scene. Compliments to the Barber Shop's interior decorator! :~>
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ragged division [deleted] says:

Beautiful photos Ted!
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dda1605 says:

I was hoping you will tell us the lady with the car was your friend....
..:)
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CollardGreens says:

Hello and thanks for stopping by...I had to hold, focus and blow the seeds at the same time - a bit of a stretch for my agility !

I look at the window (Dancing) and hear them laugh when we turn away ! - no exploitation here - only humor of the moment. Thanks.

Thank you sir...a pleasure yesterday.

!! I do know her as well...but not very well.
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daxster78 says:

How did you manage to catch such perfect timing of the dandelion?
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drab chicken [deleted] says:

omg that is THE best dandilion shot i have EVER seen
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Gypsy Flores Photography says:

Didn't mean to sound like I was preaching. It is just impossible for most women to live up to being media beautiful and that causes so many problems from everything to breast enhancements to anorexia.

That dandelion is a pleasure to see. Great job.

( A Gypsy Outdoors)
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