Pictures From Paris

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Jules Verne, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie.


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Salade paysanne. Lardons, enfants de la patrie! Restaurant Les Pierres qui Roulent, “The Rolling Stones”.

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Electrical filling stations are quite common in Paris.

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Carnyx trumpet, c. 3rd century BC, found in 2004 in a richly filled votive pit at a sanctuary at Tintignac in Limousin.

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Brass aquamanile. Meuse Valley, 1150-1200. Musée des arts décoratifs.

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King Solomon arbitrates between the two would-be mothers. Ebony cabinet, Paris, 1620s. Musée des arts décoratifs.

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One of the crucified brigands. Painted limestone retable. Champagne, c. 1522. Musée des arts décoratifs.

Comments

  1. #1 Birger Johansson
    March 20, 2012

    Nice vegetation. If Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie had been named after John Wyndham instead of Verne I imagine the trees would have been more ambulatory…
    The French have a lot of technology stuff but they do not seem to publicise their science/technology heritage as well as the Anglo-saxons do. Or maybe the tourist PR is all about culture and romance, blocking the cool stuff a nerd like me would like.
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    “Salade paysanne”? Who wants a salad made from peasants? It reminds me of the Ethel Merman sandwich in the TV show by Aeöxei Sayle (shudders).
    [scene from TV. Guy carrying a huge sack knocks on restaurant door. Alexei Sayle opens. “Cole Porter?” “-Back door”.]

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