|You have discovered enough of myself in reading my homepage. Here a few more things.
|The picture on the left dates from the time Brigitte Bardot was the most acclaimed French actress... Algeciras, Spain. Photo taken by Bernard on our way to the Sahara.|
|This is where I live. I grow all sorts of edible and ornamental plants on the terrace.|
|If you want to know in what sort of trade I am active, this is a chemical technology called ion exchange. It is mainly used to purify industrial water, but has also many applications in the chemical, mining, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and food processing industries. I have almost 40 years of experience in ion exchange that I spent advising customers in the entire world, and I offer now consultancy for projects related to industrial water treatment. I can work in four languages: French, English, German, and Spanish.|
|Have you heard about Ray Tracing? No, this is not the latest Californian pop-star, it is a computer technique to create synthetic — or virtual — images. Click on the picture at the left for an example. A serious business. Here some more details and examples with explanations about the whole process of ray tracing, and a few creations of mine, including several panoramic pictures. There is a site around the software I am using: Persistence of Vision (short: POV).|
|Family history (English & French). Click the picture.
Or go to the Dardel Family site. Pictures of the family reunions in Switzerland (1999), Sweden (2002), and Switzerland again (2013). Family documents and links. 400 coats of arms of related families. The August 2013 latest family reunion near Neuchâtel requires a password — that I can supply on request.
The Dardel family site also features the complete genealogy of my family, updated quarterly since 1998 (18 generations of Dardels!). An extract of my family tree, in French, shows that I am a descendant of Hugues Capet, king of France, born around 940. This makes a total of 30 generations.
|This cartoon was made by Marc Ingrand. Click the small picture to see it enlarged.|
|Winter sports. Picture of the web master taken by Caroline in Villars-sur-Ollon.|
|I changed my good old Vespa for the latest model by Piaggio. The picture on the left with an early Vespa is from the film "Roman Holiday", by William Wyler. Click the small image.|
|If you have five minutes to spare, why don't you sign my guestbook?|
Music: if you have clicked on the violin icon at the top, is J.S. Bach's "The Postillion's horn fugue" (see my music page).