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Carol has been in Paris so long she can't precisely remember which of New York's boroughs she originally came from. She doesn't want this mentioned, and if I think about it - forget that I wrote this if you live in any of these five places.

Instead, you will no doubt be overjoyed to learn why Warson Woods is this week's 'City of the Week.' Louis photo: lomo spy camera tells me this place shares its patron saint with Paris, Sainte-Geneviève 'Du Bois' - formerly of Nanterre.

Readers may remember the mention of Sainte-Geneviève a few weeks ago, as being the visionary heroine who saved Paris in 461 from Attila and his 700,000 rampaging 'Huns,' by somehow tricking them into ravaging Orléans instead.

Bob Watkins' neat 'Lomo' spy camera, fits inside a sleeve or under a hat.

What I forgot to mention is that Sainte- Geneviève saved Paris again in 461 when ill-mannered Franks arrived to beseige the town. She slipped through their lines and gathered food - and possibly drink - in Champagne, and slipped back into town with it. She lived happily ever after until 512, when she was buried beside Clovis.

Just so there's no mistake about it, there is a town named Sainte Geneviève just south of St. Louis, and it has been very thoughtful of Louis to bring all of this up at the meeting, plusphoto: carol pelletier mentioning that he has meaningful navigational conversations with his late model talking Cadillac.

Meanwhile, as usual, other club members are having their meaningful conversations too, and ordering things from Patrick, or paying for them and leaving - and even once, sitting still for 15 seconds for the 'group' photo.

Camera-shy members cause the club's camera to bungle portaits - allowing only a profile of Carol Pelletier.

Bob shows me his unusual camera, which I don't really think is so unusual because it looks a bit like a Minox I have. His Lomo 'LC-A' is a 'spy' camera, with a very sharp lens. It is very simple with nothing much automatic, and it must be made of steel, because it is a lot heavier than my Minox without being much bigger.

After discussing the advantages of this sort of device, when I look up I see all the other members have departed. This meeting must be over.

I take off all the Mardi Gras beads I can, and leave on the rest to be admired by the métro's other evening passengers - but next Tuesday I'll be wearing all of them again.

The 'About the Café Metropole Club' Page

Historical facts about your Café Metropole Paris Club - as opposed a concocted 'report' like this one - in Paris, can be found on the 'About the Café Metropole Club page,' which is about your club and has a link here, and on each issue's 'home' page, in case you forget to click on the one here.

Date, Time and Location of Next Meeting

Ignore the 'about the club' stuff if you must but you should read the following about the next Café Metropole Club meeting - it will be held on Thursday, 29. February 2001 - which is a week from now.

Regardless of whether you are in Paris it will be Saint-Aubin's Day - which will be followedphoto: club secretary by Friday, which will be just another ordinary Saint-Charles le Bon day like it is every year.

The café La Corona meeting place will be open as it is daily as well as every Thursday. Your club's meeting time will be from 15:00 to 17:00 in Europe's Central European Time Zone - 'CET' for short and not 'ITPEP' - and elsewhere known as 3 pm to 5 pm otherwise.

Ordinary blurry photo of the club's secretary, wearing the club's mostly plastic 'New Orleans Mardi Gras 'Zulu' Beads of the Week.'

The club's usual secretary, which is myself, will be making some 'report' notes during the coming meeting, but do not pay any attention to this because it is pretty harmless. Bring a 'Quote of the Week' or a new 'City of the Week,' or even a 'Camera of the Week' or any other 'New Thing of the Week' you want to share with other members.

The café's location is:

Café-Tabac La Corona
2. Rue de l'Amiral Coligny - or - 30. Quai du Louvre
Paris 1. Métro: Pont-Neuf or Châtelet.

A bientôt à Paris,
signature, regards, ric

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