Cannes/London 2013: Wednesday, May 15th

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.

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A church in La Bocca.

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The main street in La Bocca.

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The InterContinental Carlton Cannes.

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The Tiara Miramar Beach Hotel Cannes.

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Just relaxing.

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The “Cinéma de la Plage” (Cinema on the beach).

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Another rooftop view.

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. 🙂

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Copyright 2013 by G. E. Gallas

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About gegallas

G. E. Gallas is a writer and illustrator best known for her graphic novel The Poet and the Flea about William Blake and her short film Death Is No Bad Friend about Robert Louis Stevenson. Originally from Washington, D. C., she spent her year abroad in Tokyo, Japan and graduated from New York University: Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a major involving cross-cultural storytelling. Last year, she attended the Cannes International Film Festival and spoke upon invitation to The Blake Society, London. This year, her illustrations were featured in Scared Stiff: Everything You Need To Know About 50 Famous Phobias. She is currently working on illustrations for Do More Good. Better. View all posts by gegallas

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