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8 June 2015

Week 25: our backyard and the Champions League final

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A quiet week, with lots of time spent in a major conference on counterfeit cosmetics organised by our office together with Europol. The week ended with the major event on the football calendar, the final of the Champions League between Juventus and Barcelona.

A note on the equipment used: I am conducting a bit of an experiment, shooting only with my “pocket” cameras for a couple of weeks, either the Ricoh GR or the Panasonic LX-100. Twenty of the 25 pictures in this week’s blog were taken with the LX-100, the rest with the GR.

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Sometimes it is not even necessary to leave home. Here are a couple of views of the sunset on my kitchen terrace:
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Our magic cactus has exploded this spring. It gave us the first quadruple bloom just a couple of weeks ago, and this week it came back with FIVE flowers. Sunday afternoon:
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A closer view, still Sunday afternoon:
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Monday morning:
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Tuesday morning:
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Wednesday morning:
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One of my orange golf course cats; this is probably the best portrait I have taken of him to date:
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I spent much of Monday and Tuesday in the conference room at the office. Here is my Danish colleague Erling making a presentation on business models used in IPR infringement:
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Our house photographer Pierre lining up around 100 people for a group photo:
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The view from business. A representative of P&G’s Brand Protection Group speaks:
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On Tuesday night, we had dinner at a local restaurant called La Maestral. No pictures from the restaurant itself but there is an interesting mirror outside:
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Morning light on Avenida Vicente Ramos:
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Morning light on Avenida Vicente Ramos; a different view:
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A grab shot from the centre of Alicante. I wonder if the owner of the bike is an aficionado of Jack Kerouac’s books:
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A grab shot while cycling (I had stopped to pee). Our arid landscape:
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On Saturday morning I took a walk through our Mercado Central:
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As usual, the fish section provided the best photo opportunities. No shrink wrap here:
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Saturday evening the Champions League final was played in Berlin, matching Juventus from Italy and Barcelona, considered the best team in the world right now. This little boy is ready:
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We went to watch the game with some friends. The host Cani (in red pants) is a Real Madrid supporter, but he still wanted Barcelona to win. Fernando is a Barcelona supporter, so he was of course more involved. At this point Barcelona is sitting on an early 1-0 lead and everyone is calm:
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Now Juventus have equalised and the game is more even. The blood pressure is rising:
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Even more agitated, although at this point Barcelona has re-taken the lead at 2-1:
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The game is over, Barcelona has won 3-1, and Fernando is satisfied:
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Cani travels to China on business from time to time and has some souvenir coasters with a picture of Chairman Mao and some text which I obviously cannot read. I found it deliciously ironic that the founder of Communist China now is used as a commercial product:
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Cani’s dog did not support either Juventus or Barcelona. He was happy when the game was over and he was no longer startled by periodic yelling:
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