A stroll through Juan Les Pins

After a Pan Bagnat and a carafe of dry white in a restaurant close to the clatter of the beach, Claudie and I take a stroll through Juan Les Pins.  A warm winters day with the sun, as the poet tells us, clashing swords with the sea.  We pass the Garden Beach Hotel and Casino with its quirky post-modern architecture.  We pause:  many jazz artists have left impressions of their hands in the pavement, they who made the annual Jazz Festival here world famous.  Names that I associate with joyous musical memories.  At the Arena, where it all happens flanking the beach, there is a fanciful steel art work towering over the open ground.  Locals study the lie of their bowls in a peaceful game of petanque.

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The Garden Beach Hotel

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Dave Brubeck played music here

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The Casino

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Ray Charles

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Garden Beach Hotel front

 

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Play that fiddle, Stéphane!

 

Jazz Arena

Jazz Arena

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Chick Corea

 

© Will v.d. Walt

Vendredi  28 Decembre 2012

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5 Responses to A stroll through Juan Les Pins

  1. Love those beautiful buildings! The hand prints remind me of the hand prints in the Holiwood ‘walk of fame’. I met Chick Corea in America in the ’80s.

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