Monthly Archives: November 2011

How to Fit an Escalator Into a Shop

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These pics are from a couple of days ago in Biarritz, I didn’t have the chance to send them then. It shows workmen slotting a nearly complete escalator through the doorway of a department store using forklift trucks. There were three separate escalators to go in, this being the first. They had taken a bit of the hand rail and… Read more »

The End of the (Coast) Line

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Out for a cycle today, as it was a bright if slightly crisp one. We cycled from the north side of Biarritz where the van was parked, down the coast to St-Jean-de-Luz, a much more quaint town with a small harbour, and only a stones throw from the Pyrenees. We enjoyed a delightful little lunch in the sunshine before returning… Read more »

Biarritz Still Has That Sparkle

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Finally made it to one of those, for me, ‘must get to at some time in the life places’. I guess Biarritz’s reputation for glitz and glamour has been eclipsed thanks to the accessibility of long distance and cheap flights, but you can see why it was once very much ‘the place’ to be. Dramatic coastline and grand architecture dominate… Read more »