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Once this photo is taken, then Crocodile Nigel arrives from looking over the Arts et Métiers museum's métro station which looks like a copper-lined submarine with portholes and shiny rivets.

The Café Lodi's bar-top, beer-taps, and Beaujolais Nouveau equipment.

Since Nigel didn't see any crocodiles on Ibiza and nobody has brought any pets this week, the 'Food of the Week' is 'pizza brulée,' which is about what it sounds like and is not something you'd want to eat in Paris or anywhere else.

And, ah, the 'Photo of the Week Minus One' is the unofficial designation for the thing at the top of the page, because Nigel chose to check out the copper portholes instead of getting to the club in time to be in the photo.

Before getting to the usual boilerplate below, this week's 'Quote of the Week' comes from Steve Flattem. "Europe expands your curiosity," he says.

This means you should come here if you've noticed that your curiosity hasn't been working much lately. For example, if you are wondering whether your 'Quote of the Week' will get mentioned here, there is only one way to find out.

La Corona's Renovation

The club's 'home' café meeting location is the café La Corona, which is currently being renovated. While this goes on, the meeting place has temporarily moved to Le Café Lodi.

Without firm dates, I now figure that to-become members and signed-in club members can count on La Corona re-opening for meetings - possibly as soon as Thursday, 6. December. Watch this space for the definitive date. Until I know exactly, I will leave the originally projected re-open date below.*

Temporary Location, Vital Dates

The next meeting of the Café Metropole Club, on Thursday, 22. November, will be held nearby in Le Café Lodi.

This means that club meetings will also be at the Cafe Lodi, on Thursdays, 22, and 29. November and on 6. and 13. December.

Le Café Lodi is located at 24. Quai du Louvre. It is about 44 or 60 metres away from La Corona, towards the Pont Neuf, next to the pet shop. See the map on this page.

After La Corona's renovation, the first meeting to be held in the regular and by now hallowed club café will be on *Thursday, 20. December.

The 'About the Café Metropole Club' Page

You can find out some other stuff about this club if you really feelphoto: terrace, le lodi you must - by reading 'About the Café Metropole Club' - which also explains exactly where to find the club in Paris - usually - and the day and time of the meetings.

Le Café Lodi's terrace might have been lonely today, but it gets its good share of sunshine.

You will also be able to find out that you can become a member of this online magazine's free club in Paris, by simply coming to a meeting. You can safely ignore all of the club's expired 'rules,' because they have been abolished. They were abolished because 'no rules' is the club 'rule' now.

Date, Time and Location of Next Meeting

The next Café Metropole Club meeting will be held on Thursday, 22. November, which is on a Thursday again. It is also the annual day known as Sainte-Cécile, which is not any kind of a holiday in France.

But, if you tend to forget 'important dates,' you should know that this particular Thursday is also the one known as Thanksgiving in the United States. Le Café Lodi does not have any turkey on its menu, but other establishments in Paris probably do.

The following day will be an ordinary Friday, called Saint-Clément's Day. If you like Fridays, make the most of it - there will only be 6 more of them this year.

The Café Lodi meeting placephoto: club location map will be open next Thursday. Your club's meeting time will begin at 15:00 and mosey along to 17:00 in Europe's Central European Time Zone - which is 'CET' for short and not 'LUTLUT' - and elsewhere known as 3 pm to 5 pm in zones without numerical 24-hour time.

Do not memorize the club's temporary location map.

The club's secretary, known as 'Ed' occasionally, will be making some 'report' notes during the coming meeting. This is merely a regular club routine - not a 'rule!' This will explain why some of this week's notes ended up in the members' booklet.

Be sure to have a new 'Quote of the Week' ready or come with your own 'City of the Week' if it is a new one, or even drag along any other 'Things of the Week.' New 'rules' are ineligible.

Your comments, casual or deliberate, will be warmly received by the other members present, if they happen to overhear them - and by all readers of this online magazine, if they happen to read them.

The club's temporary location-café is:

Le Café Lodi
24. Quai du Louvre
Paris 1. Métro: Pont-Neuf or Châtelet.

A bientôt à Paris,
signature, regards, ric

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