Strike chaos on Paris airport routes costs musicians their next gigmain
Nothing to do with croissants on motorbikes (you’ll be glad to know), but access to Paris airports was jammed this morning by a taxi strike and the consequent pressure it put on other means of transportation. Taxis also protested by driving slowly down main routes.
In the picture below, Suzana Bartal (winner of New York Artist competition) has just missed her flight to New York, pianist Paloma Kouider (of Trio Karenine) hers to Vienna and the cellist Gautier Capuçon his flight to Montreal.
The fourth person is the composer Eric Tanguy who was seeing Suzana off after she performed one of his works. They met Paloma and Gautier quite by chance in the transport wilderness.
Eric tell us: ‘this picture was taken not far from CDG airport (in Vert- Galant ) where our second train left us after the first one broke down. Impossible to get a bus or anything!’
Where is the Président de la République when you really need him? (No need to answer that one.)