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BEIJING 2008, 2nd PART

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From day 5 to day 10 (august 13 to august 18)
Day 5, august 13, 2008
Marc did not await me at Club France. I go to Olympex, but no more ticket available for today. I go to the Coca-Cola trading center of Chaoyang Park to make trade there. I find Michel whom I had not seen yet. Pascal join me a little time later, followed by Claude. To closing, we leave to eat in a restaurant which I located, still opened at these late hours. We separate then.

Chaoyang Park


Chaoyang Park


trading center

Day 6, august 14, 2008
Today, nothing particular. It is raining all the day, and I stay in the appartment.
Day 7, August 15, 2008
I go directly to Olympex to make my customized postcards, I must wait. After, I go to the Coca-Cola pin trading. I sit on a table and I trade. I'm leaving a little later for the Club France where I met Régine, a French volunteer aged 78 years met in Torion. I talk a moment with her. Then, I returned to the apartment.





trading center

Jour 8, August 16, 2008
I go to Olympex at 9AM. The trading is starting. I meet Antoni Papio an andorran collector with his wife. Later, Irina is coming. We go together to Chaoyang park, the Coca-Cola trading center. We can get 2 tables and we stay to the closing of the park. After, we go to the russian press club. We are waiting for the women fencing team which won the gold medal just somme hours before. They made a conference press and we can take some good pictures and autographs. After, we go to the dinner banquet organized in the near room. It is extraordinary, as usual with the russian people.

Russian team
women epee
gold medal


Russian dinner

Day 9, August 17, 2008
I go to the Olympic Park. Irina give me a ticket yesterday for a free entrance. It is very big, I see the "bird nest" stadium very near. It is impressive! and also the water cube where are the swimming races. The superstore is very big, but without more different items than in the other stores. I go out and I join Chaoyang Park where is Michel.

Olympic park


national stadium
"bird nest"


national stadium
"bird nest"
the cauldron


national stadium
"bird nest"


water cube

Day 10, August 18, 2008
I go to Olympex, it is the last day of the exposition. I meet Marc, we go together at the post office to send our postcards, and after to Club france. I follow Marc to his room near the Club France, Jean-Pierre is here. After, I leave them and I go to eat, then I comeback to the appartment.

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