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le grand amphithéâtre de l’Université de Lyon

Posted in Kids, pictures, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2017 by xi'an

The talks of the statlearn 2017 conference took place in an amazing 19th Century amphitheatre that looked in much better conditions than the corresponding amphitheatre of La Sorbonne. After checking on-line, I found that this place had suffered a major fire in 1999 and had been renovated since then.

The main wall features a very academic painting by Jean-Joseph Weerts representing a rhethoric competition in Lugdunum (the hill of the god Lug, in Latin), under the Roman emperor Caligula. (It is hard to imagine this was painted at the time of the Impressionist revolution!) Which creates a huge distraction from listening to the first talk when one enters this room, as there are many stories woven into the painting, including the fate of the poor rethoricians, thrown in the Rhône by the emperor’s guards!

ODOF, not Hodor [statlearn 2017]

Posted in Books, Kids, pictures, Statistics, University life with tags , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2017 by xi'an

Fourvière [jatp]

Posted in Mountains, pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , on April 13, 2017 by xi'an

Saône, sunrise #2 [jatp]

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2017 by xi'an

Saône, sunrise [jatp]

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel, University life, Wines with tags , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2017 by xi'an

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