Tuesday, 19 February 2008

SMW-3 - Berlin 1997

Guenter (Deutsch Telecom) and me, close to Brandenburg Gate. The Brandenburg Gate was commisioned by Friedrich Wilhelm II to represent peace in 1791. The Brandenburg gate is probably the most well-known landmark in Berlin, it now stands as a symbol of the reunification of the two sides of this great city.

Official dinner during SMW-3 Cable System meeting in Sept 1997, in Berlin, hosted by Deutsch Telecom.

Geraldine Tang and Linette Lee (Singapore Telecom)

Aysel (Turk Telekom) and Jean Marc (Belgacom)

A tour in river Spree in Berlin. Beware of your head.

Some postcards from Berlin.

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is one of Berlin's most famous landmarks. The damaged tower is a symbol of Berlin's resolve to rebuild the city after the war and a constant reminder of the destruction of war.

Saturday, 16 February 2008

SMW-3 - Paris 1997

Dinning at Restaurant Le Ciel de Paris on the top of the Montparnasse Tower, in Feb 1997, during a SMW-3 Cable System meeting, hosted by France Telecom. At an altitude of 196m on the 56th floor and 210m from the panoramic terrace, it turns slowly and we have a unique view of Paris, while having dinner.

These are the only photos I got from that SMW-3 meeting.

Saturday, 9 February 2008

SMW-3 - Tokyo 1997

Watching the sunrise from hotel room in Shinjuku, Tokyo, while recovering from jet-lag, before attending a SMW-3 Cable System TWG meeting in KDD headquarters. (Sep 1997).

Shinjuku quartier showing Keio Plaza Hotel and KDD building where meeting was held.

Keio Plaza Hotel and Shinjuku Metropolitan Building.

Shinjuku shopping streets colors.

Tokyo's version of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, built in 1958.

Ginza, the shopping and entertainment capital of Tokyo.

Tokyo Metro Network Map in September 1997.

Advertising on the back of Tokyo Metro Map.

A short visit to Yasukuni Shrine and to The Great Buddha in Kamakura.

The beautiful National Garden (Gyoen) close to Shinjuku station.

Hard Rock Café in Roppongi, a district that lives for the night.
The Nijubashi Bridge, the main gate to the Imperial Palace.

Monday, 4 February 2008

ARC - Montreux 1997

Some photos from ARC meeting in June 1997, in Montreux, hosted by Swiss Telecom. We had a chance to taste and see how the Gruyère cheese is made.

Visiting the Chateau of Chillon which provides a marvelous view of the entire Lake of Geneva.

Some postcards from Montreux. One shows Freddie Mercury's Montreux Memorial, which annual day is the first week end of September since 2003.