Tennis, Egg Attack and Underground Restaurants

The highlight of the week was shooting the Indian Wells tennis championship near Palm Springs.  Despite the extremely high winds on Sunday, the sun was out and it was as beautiful as it usually is in the desert.

Mens Champion Rafael Nadal

Mens Champion Rafael Nadal

Like usual these days, Rafael Nadal crushed his competition and won the mens title while Russian Vera Zvonareva captured the womens title.  It’s a really nice, accessible tournament and if you like tennis at all, you should go check it out next year.

Womens Champion Vera Zvonareva

Womens Champion Vera Zvonareva

To see more of my images from the tournament, CLICK HERE.

My favorite French story this week was this one:

REIMS – Angry French tire factory workers burst into a management meeting Monday and pelted their bosses with eggs to protest the closure of their plant.

 Hundreds of workers from the German firm Continental had travelled by bus from their plant in the northern town of Clairoix to protest outside a hotel in the nearby city of Reims where the meeting was being held.

 A small group stormed into the meeting room to attack the managers with eggs, an AFP reporter at the scene said.

 Outside other workers hung two dummies, representing their French boss and a German manager, from the front of the building and proceeded to bombard them with eggs and shoes. 

Last Thursday, Continental workers had also thrown eggs at managers when closure of their tire plant, with the loss of 1,210 jobs, was first announced.

 On Friday, workers held the boss of Sony France hostage overnight before freeing him after he agreed to reopen talks about increasing their redundancy package.

If you’re going to be traveling to Paris and are a “foodie”, check out THIS ARTICLE about Paris’ underground restaurants.

Recent Obama-related insanity from Germany:

DEU Obama Fingers
Obama Chicken Fingers

Obama Doll (?)

Photo of the week:

Pessimitic Sign

Pessimistic Sign


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