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.

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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".]

By Birger Johansson (not verified) on 20 Mar 2012 #permalink