Hey Everybody! So here I am at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival!!!! That’s me in front of the 2014 festival poster- a classic photo of Marcello Mastroianni from Federico Fellini‘s movie 8 1/2, presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 1963.
Photo of Cannes, during one of the festival days…
Guess what? I saw my movie poster around town!
In case you missed seeing my movie posters- here’s link to last blog post with full poster images!
I took Cat and Baby around Cannes too!
Lots of people in cafes….
People going to events…
Look! Squid and I have been added to the famous Cinéma-Cannes mural!
One of the hotels as night falls…
reporters around, waiting for interviews…
But now it’s time to go in and see my movie!!!
Here I am, inside on the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival 2014 for the opening of my movie, Giant Squid! (Just so you know- they named it after Squid just to get attention- I am the real star).
I know they all want to get a photo of me!
They just haven’t seen that I’m here! I need to move to the front and then I am going to be mobbed with reporters wanting to speak to me and photographers wanting my photo!
HEY EVERYBODY!!!!! Alligator here again! I am sure you have all been waiting for the results from post #11, the hat competition between Ben and me- well guess what? I WON!!!!!!!!! Thanks to all of you who voted!
Now we have here another hat competition and guess who has agreed to participate– George W!!!! I am so excited about this! See below George W, Ben and me in a classic newspaper hat! So can we do another round of voting to decide WHO HAT BETTER? Please vote below! Oh- and I’ve included one of my favorite George W moments for you to enjoy! Thanks in advance for participating!
newspaper hat by Kate Ter Haar, under Creative Commons license, background removed.
HEY EVERYBODY!!!!! Alligator here (but you can call me Ali).
So I read Bird’s post on the bowler hat – (BOOR-ING) – but it got me thinking about hats and such… I can make it so much more fun! So MY post is going to be a competition format, and the title is, “WHO HAT BETTER?”
PQ Bird: What do you mean, who HAT better? Do you mean, “who looks better in the hat”? Or, “who does the hat fit best”? Or maybe, “who WEARS the hat better”?
Ali: Ah, you proved my point. See how clumsy you sound? That’s why it’s WHO HAT BETTER. Gets right to the point. So let’s get on with it!!!
HEY EVERYBODY! Welcome to my new column, WHO HAT BETTER, a contest between myself and Ben! You, the audience, just need to vote on WHO HAT BETTER, me or him? Send in your votes now! And thanks for participating!
Red Hat @ Virginiambe under creative commons licensing, background removed.
If you want to read about our trip from the beginning, go to post #2- “My Visit to France: The Camargue” at http://www.catandbaby.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/275/.
Continuing with my photo essay of my visit to France…
Here I am in front of the amphitheater during our brief stop in Nimes. This is one of the better preserved amphitheaters in France. Constructed around 70 AD under the rule of the Roman empire, it was used for gladiator fights and other public events. Later on in the 6th century, a wall and moat were built around it for protection, and a village of 700 people (complete with two churches) existed inside. (For “10 Famous Roman Amphitheaters” go to http://www.touropia.com/roman-amphitheaters/.
Now moving inside, here’s another shot of the passageway that leads around the perimeter of the amphitheater and into the seating area. There are 60 arches in………HEY! WHAT ARE YOU DOING??!!!
As I was saying, the Nimes amphitheater was built with 120 arches on two levels. Moving on to the city of Arles, we see another amphitheater in this night time……HEY! ALLIGATOR! I SAID, WHAT ARE YOU DOING??????