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Meeting Rimini 2009: People

The convention I’ve  been talking about in the last posts is really interesting, but really tiring too.
Rimini Fiera is a wide place and there are many things to see… therefore you have to walk a lot!

arAs a consequence, starting from the hours following lunch time, you can find a lot of people trying to get some rest.

Someone walks in the fresh water in order to cool down their feet:CoolingDown

Someone reads:

Reading

Some others, at the CDO stand, preffer to lie down on the comfortable sit placed there… where you can see:

the really tired ones…

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Some were laying down alone, someone close to a friend or a dear person, someone (as I did) was using a laptop.

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Someone looks like a modern version of a Mark Twain novel character

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Or somewhere else, you can find group of friends relaxing together, but each of them relax in a personal way. Who plays with a water bottle and gravity force, who just talking with other friends:

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Seemed that the younger was the relaxing person the more active was the rest:

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as for this little girl that lied down for several minutes, but never stopped moving her arms and head. Her relax was a play that followed a thought that probably she won’t remember, but that in that moment seemed a lot of fun.

Or a little boy playing with soap bubbles and and a little girl, probably his sister,  running away from the bubbles:

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Many children played with balloons of any kind, probably a gadget of some stands. I loved the fact that most of the time the balloon and the children clothe color fitted.

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and, once the balloon color fit with the luggage color too:

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All these children were able to play for several hours with those balloons, and never get tired of such a simple game. Just in spite of those that says that the new generation cannot have fun with simple games.

I loved to watch these little guys playing. The first time I went to a Meeting in Rimini I wasn’t much older than them (9). Probably as most of the today volunteers.

And, at times, some of them moved back to their childhood and started to play with children, even with no more flying balloons:

Back2Childhood

These are some of the folks you can find there. Simple people, families with children of any age, I also saw a couple of pregnant woman and many people of any race.

Exhibitions, talks, important people, shows, stands and everything belonging to the program is essential, but there would be no Meeting in Rimini if there weren’t thousands of people spending some days of their vacation there.

There is no meeting without people willing to even get extremely tired, both if they got there as volunteers or as simple visitors.

Posted September 2nd, 2009.

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Meeting Rimini 2009: The Exhibitions

What did I do there?

A lot of things but essentially:

– visit exhibitions

– meeting friends

– getting some relax (=taking pictures) after hours of walk.

Let’s talk about the first thing that comes up to my mind when I think about the Meeting in Rimini: the exhibitions.
I went to Rimini with the aim of listening to talks, visit the exhibitions and meeting friends, but after a few hours I understood that talks would have taken too much time to my visit and I would “waste” precious time to see those exhibitions that cannot be seen online as the talks.

Therefore, I tried to visit at least one exhibition a day, and after 4 days I have visited something like 6 or 8 shows about many different topics… running from art to philosophy and philosophers life, from science to Christians situation in Russia during the Sovietic Revolution of 1917, to not talk about the little shows about homeless people and City Angels, and other little shows. Loved them all, taken the pictures of the only one I visited twice: The exhibitions about Galilelo Galilei’s discoveries.

I didn’t took much more than this picture…

Interest

of which I love the way the 2 young guys look at armillary sphere (or spherical astrolabe) .

Or this, with showing my boyfriend’s hands while he was “playing” with an example of zooming lens:

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Picture taken just to show the little, but important, details you can find in these shows that are thought for people of any age. (Yes, the ring he’s wearing is our promise ring)

And less important, but not less interesting details alike this one:

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or this other one:

Detail1

both set beside this guy:

Galileo

Do you know who is he? Just guess! ;D

These last 3 shoots have been taken in a dark room where there was a video projected on the room ceiling. Yep! People working on the Rimini Meeting aren’t normal ones, and I think that’s one reason that makes amazing the Meeting… and, wait a moment, isn’t rational to show up on the ceiling something talking about the discover of Jupiter satellites? ;D
These last 3 shots are pretty far from being “good shots”, but they have been taken just because I love the way people working on the exhibitions care about “scenography” details…

Posted September 1st, 2009.

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Some shots taken during my visit in Rimini

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Posted August 31st, 2009.

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