Trip to CERN September 22, 2008Posted by dorigo in personal, travel.
Tags: real time blogging
Not having anything interesting to post about, I will for once follow the advice of Bob Yen, a regular here, who says I should add more visual impact to this blog, add stories, make the thing more alive. He would like to see video clips of the life of a physicist, but I am afraid I am not ready for that, if only because it is so time-consuming to shoot good footage.
Instead, let me just post here a few pictures of my trip. I am leaving Venice this afternoon, for a short trip to CERN, where I will follow a couple of days of the CMS collaboration meeting. I am due to fly with Fly Baboo to Geneva at 17.45 (just delayed to 18.00). In Geneva, Alex will pick me up at the Airport, and then we’ll see if it will be an evening spent playing billiards or what.
So here is a picture of what I have right now in front of me, at the Marco Polo Airport:
If you watch closely, you can figure out I’m wearing a grey suit, I have a red carry-on suitcase, and I am working on my blog, with Skype opened on a side window.
And this is the sight out of the window on my left. A KLM flight is boarding, and you can see a strip of blue -that’s the Venice lagoon in the background.
More pictures to come later…
So here are four more. Geneva is just about to start boarding (top left):
Arrived at Geneva airport at 7.20, here is the tapis roulant bringing to the arrivals:
Alex picked me up and then we drove to my hotel room. No luxury, just a bed to sleep.
And finally, the goal of the trip:
(pardon the lousy picture, taken while driving into Entree B…)