A Fortnight of Tennis, River Boats and Birthday Wishes …

My favorite two weeks of the year came to an end yesterday … the tennis of Roland Garros.
 

Nadal bites the trophy


 
Despite my disappointment of Federer losing to Nadal in the final, I was courtside to witness an epic match between Federer and Djokovic (which ended Djokovic’s undefeated streak in 2011 one win short of the record and cost him the world #1 ranking as well) as well as see the first Asian ever to win a Grand Slam event (Na Li). Add to that almost picture-perfect (pun intended) weather and it was really one of better tournaments that I’ve shot.
 

Na Li on the clay after winning the tournament


 
Lots of photos of course.  To see a video of some of my images, with music, CLICK HERE (and give it a moment to load).
 
Some news for those of you planning to visit Paris in a couple of years …
 
Paris has announced plans to launch a river-bus network along the Seine from 2013, connecting with the rest of the city’s public transport system.
 
The central section, from the Eiffel Tower past Invalides and Notre Dame to the Gare d’Austerlitz, will be operated by 250-capacity boats running up to every 15 minutes at peak times. The rest of the line will use smaller boats, carrying up to 100 passengers, running half-hourly.
 
A single ticket will cost about €7 and have 30 stop-off points.
 
And finally, big hugs and kisses and birthday wishes to my dear mother on this anniversary of her birth.
 
Some photos of the week:
 

Dominique Strauss-Kahn sticker in metro

 

Piano Room at Health Club

 

Masked Kid Eating Lunch

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Fred Silpa on June 6, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Haven’t lost it yet David…The shots at Roland Garros are definitely in the GREAT category…Really enjoyed them…

    Reply

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