First day of “Pip Squad” went relatively smoothly. We’re just trying to figure out the best way to operate and be efficient. Fellow “Pip Squad” member Sophia is really fun to hang out with. All the students ask the same questions, but they’re not difficult to answer. Pip comes and goes as he pleases.
I spent the rest of the day exploring. First, I explored La Croisette (the main street) with the various upscale hotels. I passed all the windows of fancy designer stores — Chanel, Gucci, etc. all displaying clothes à la Gatsby. The Carlton is a particularly striking building, apparently built in 1911.
Then, I explored the film market with all the international production companies. I usually have a photographic sense of direction, but the market is absolutely confusing — I almost couldn’t find my way out!
Later, I visited the American Pavilion, explored, and chatted with my wonderful and talented roommate Mary. She works at the door of the Pavilion, so she’s already made a lot of new contacts. We met the wonderful Fabienne Maurer, an actress/producer, who invited us to her short film screening — very cool!
Afterwards, we went home with Alicia and Jacqueline, had dinner and relaxed. Alicia and Jacqueline went to the premiere of The Great Gatsby that night and had to stand in the rain. I went to sleep early. 🙂
Copyright 2013 by G. E. Gallas