Sunday, April 25, 2010

Where I've Been

For the past few days I've been at a conference in honor of my friend Peter Gourevitch, a political scientist at UCSD. Here's the view from the conference room: a hang glider floats over the Pacific. French university reformers take note. There is a nude beach below, which was once the subject of a study by French sociologist Edgar Morin, who was fascinated by the mores of researchers at the nearby Salk Institute, designed by Louis Kahn.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

California is such another planet...


Chris P.

DavidinParis said...

Yes it is another planet. And since living in Paris for 4 years +, I have come to the conclusion that intelligent life does exist there afterall!

Marc Pasturel said...

Oh!... comme c'est beau (la photo du "hang-glider"), mais la photo des nudistes alors ?... Le puritanisme aurait-il déteint sur les Goldhammer ?

Mort au franglais !...
Comment dit-on "hang glider" en la belle langue ?

DavidinParis said...

Marc Pasturel:

French: deltaplane, hang-glider, appareil deltaplane

or simply:

ce truc californien pour se suicider qui commence à envahir la France...