My life in Facebook (2008 – 2014)

Police helicopter lands on Copacabana Beach and arrests two thieves !

RIO DE JANEIRO (Brazil) – An unusual scene attracted the attention of pedestrians at the Copacabana Beach, South Zone of Rio de Janeiro City, on the morning of  last Wednesday. A team of police officers, accompanied by an agent of Police Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) and another federal agent, flew over the site in two armored helicopters of the Air Service of the Civil Police (Saer) while returning from a training course on the Rio +20 Conference and saw a commotion on the sidewalk. Realizing that this was a robbery, they landed a helicopter in the sand and were able to stop the bandits.

Police said four robbers armed with knives robbed a group of nine Chinese tourists. Also according to the police, as the beach was empty, two shots were fired from a pistol. Two robbers were arrested, and a camera recovered from tourists. One of the prisoners is Thiago Nunes Bruno and the other is less than 15 years. Another two bandits escaped.

The agents arrested the suspects at the time of the Hotel Porto Bay. In a statement, the Civil Police said the helicopter came down on the beach, and that the agents made the approach and led the criminals to the Police Tourist Service (DEAT), where the the act has been registered.

“We were returning from training for the Rio +20 heliport in Lagoa when we realize that a group of tourists was surrounded by young people. We note that it was a robbery and, as the beach was empty, I landed in the sand. The team that was left on board to arrest the assailants”  Adonis Lopes de Oliveira, a helicopter pilot said.

In preview: a new Music Blog

The Music BlogHello,

I just finsished to create a (self hosted) Music Blog which may be reached in the navigation menu

It is possible to click  H E R E directly to get it.

I started to put some French Music from the 70’s to the 90’s but I will improve it with Brazilian Music (Bossa-nova, Samba, Forro…).

Also available in this blog: travel pictures, video of the month….

Enjoy 🙂

Castle of Chantilly under snow

An unseasonal cold snap has surprised French authorities, which were scrambling to clear roads and pavements. On Thursday evening, 32 French departments in northern and central France were on orange alert, which means dangerous weather conditions are expected and drivers should be very careful.

The freezing weather has claimed 28 lives across central Europe this week, including 18 deaths, mostly of homeless men, since Tuesday in Poland, where temperatures plunged to minus 33 degrees Celsius.

Hereafter some pictures that I just took this afternoon showing the CASTLE OF CHANTILLY under snow.

Click here or on the picture bellow to see the album:

Visiting Dubai : best pictures that I took during my last stay there

During my last stay in Dubai, I took more than 400 pictures (mainly landscapes).

Between them : Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Palm Jumeira, Ski Dubai and Atlantis.

 I’ve just finished to sort them and I selected some to present you.

Enjoy (by mouse-over clicking this text or the picture bellow) !

Visiting Dubai : best websites


For those who want visiting Dubai (United Arab Emirates), I gathered some of  the best websites that I found over the internet:

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Deep sea subs will likely find missing Air France 447 black boxes


Fifteen months after an Air France jumbo jet inexplicably dropped out of the sky over the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228 people on board…….

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New Pictures : D’Jerba (Tunisia) – August 2010


Summer season’s break of my blog during my vacation (~ 10 days)

Hello my friends !

I’m leaving after-tomorrow on vacation in Djerba (Tunisia, North Africa) and I will not have access to the Internet. I will try to find an internet-café but I’m not sure if there will be one available.

Djerba has a mild climate and a well cultivated soil. Its largest city is Houmt-Souk, with a population of around 60,000. The island is a popular tourist destination, particularly for French, German, Italian and Czech tourists, known for its beautiful beaches and dramatic sunsets. It is one of the few remaining places in Tunisia where a Berber language is still spoken. Another factor drawing some tourists to Djerba is the 1977 location of the Mos Eisley exterior scenes in the first Star Wars movie, filmed in the town of Ajim.

Djerba is noted as a center of the Islamic sect Al-Ibadhiyah and is also noted for its Jewish minority, which has dwelt on the island for more than 2,500 years, although the Jewish population has declined due to emigration to Israel and France since 1967. Most of the Djerba Jews belong to Cohanim, a tribe in Judaism, and have remained loyal Cohanim for centuries. The El Ghriba synagogue on Djerba is over 2,000 years old and is as such the oldest and one of the most famous in the world.

Djerba also has a a sizeable minority of Maltese Catholics, who established themselves on the island as sponge-fishers. Girba remains a Roman Catholic titular see in the ecclesiastical province of African Tripoli.

Anyway……as soon as I’ll come back to France, I will post some new pics here in Flickr and also in my facebook (See the “Contact-Me” tab to get the right link)

See you soon.




I’m Michel A., a french man from Antony (South Paris), France

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